Wimbledon Bespoke KitchenTraditional Kitchen, London
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Beautify with blueDark blue’s become a kitchen classic, but this room proves it looks just as good in a block for an island as it does in a whole-kitchen scheme. Check out the way the white finish for wall and base cupboards creates a crisp backdrop to the blue. This room keeps things attractively simple with white worktops and bar stools, too, but notice how glass-fronted cabinets create display space and decorative interest.
Save… on appliancesThis doesn’t necessarily mean the quality of individual items, but how many items you actually need. When planning your dream space it’s easy to get carried away, but remember to assess your individual requirements. You’ll, of course, need the basics of a hob and oven, fridge-freezer, washing machine and possibly a dishwasher, but anything else is a luxury so think about everything in terms of the value it will add to your life. If you’re a keen wine buff then a wine fridge might be a practical option, similarly an avid baker could benefit from a warming drawer – the key is to be realistic about how often the appliances will be used.
Try a two-tone tweakIf you enjoy traditional Shaker styling but crave extra impact, two-tone cabinets could be the answer to your kitchen conundrum. White wall cupboards keep things feeling light and spacious, while a commanding navy island lends contemporary cool and the all-important finishing touch.