Are you looking for some luxury kitchen inspiration? We, at LLM, have an eye for interiors, the more opulent the better, and there’s little we like more than sharing our love for the finer things in the home and inspiring our readers when it comes to their grand interior designs.
Kitchens are said to be the heart of the home and there is no room that takes more effort in getting just right, which is why a bespoke set up is the only option – the more customisation the better, in our opinion. Here, we take a look at what it means exactly to have a bespoke kitchen and 10 ways to make yours the best on the block.
What is a bespoke kitchen?
A bespoke kitchen is when you work with a design team to create the perfect kitchen to suit your exacting tastes, carefully considering the area in which it is being placed and ensuring it works for you and your household in the best possible ways. Once you’ve sought out all the inspiration and ideas in person from the range of fantastic kitchen showrooms in the UK, the experts will work with you using their years of experience and knowledge on the subject to make your kitchen dreams come true.
How can I make the best of my new kitchen?
Whether you’re looking to embody a Hampton’s style retreat in your home, a cosy cottage affair, a sleek and modern Japandi vibe or other, choosing a style that suits your tastes down to the ground and remains on trend for years to come is key. Take inspiration from interiors magazines, kitchen showrooms and other people’s kitchens to narrow down your perfect design.
A kitchen island is a great way to up the aesthetic of the room while providing extra storage, additional worktop space and place to pop some stools and enjoy a more sociable space. Depending on the space you have, you could make the island the main place where you cook or wash up or smaller kitchens can benefit from a peninsula or smaller island for food prep only.
Let there be light
Lighting is a great way to add style to any kitchen space, whether this is with statement pendant lights above an island or by opening up the outside wall to allow plenty of natural light to filter in.
If sipping on a glass or two of wine is a must in your household then you will surely want to integrate some storage solutions that showcase and store some of your favourite tipples. A wine cooler is a must to keep those white wines and champagnes at the ideal drinking temperature while an incorporated rack nearby for the reds will be perfect.
Large appliances that wow
Do you cook for plenty of people and wish you had more oven space in which to prepare your feasts? With your bespoke kitchen you can opt for the appliances that suit you best, so if you need that American-style fridge freezer with ice dispenser or extra wide oven, then go for it.
Having one place to store all of your dried food is very important and a pantry larder with all of the little storage shelves, trays, drawers, spice racks and containers will make your life so much easier when reaching for the ingredients while cooking.
Built in bookcase
The perfect place to store your most treasured items and useful cookbooks, a built-in bookcase in the kitchen is often an overlooked addition but is always required.
If you like to keep things looking sleek then an appliance cupboard above worktop height could be the optimum addition to your kitchen. Tidy away your toaster, slow cooker, kettle, microwave and the like behind doors and whip them out as and when you need them.
Built in seating bench
A super stylish way to incorporate some extra seating into your kitchen, a built-in seating bench adds style, comfort and can integrate beautifully into the overall aesthetic, making for a more sociable space and the perfect place to enjoy breakfast in the mornings.
Opening up a drawer or cupboard to uncover an untidy stack of pans, baking trays or storage trays is never ideal – the solution? Integrated drawer and cupboard organisers that make the most of every inch of space available and have all items neatly tidied and to hand whenever you need them.