When the time arrives to bag yourself your dream kitchen, it’s key to seek out some inspiration from those in the know. Whether you’re a keen cook or you’re hoping that a gorgeous and practically designed kitchen will encourage you to spend more time here, bespoke kitchens are the way forward.
The cost of a kitchen can truly vary from a few thousand to tens of thousands of pounds as it depends on many factors including the size of the space, the quality of the units, worktops and flooring; it all boils down to what you are willing to spend. There’s no denying that quality is key with renovating a room like a kitchen because you aren’t going to necessarily revamp it again soon, so spending out for great quality certainly pays off in the long run and quality items will stand the test of time.
Though a kitchen is, ultimately, for practical use, there’s no reason that it can’t beautifully decorated too, and adorned with delightful extras to make it an appealing place to spend time. It’s important to consider what it is you require from your new kitchen, whether it’s an illuminated wine fridge you’ve longed for, an integrated hob within a kitchen island or statement flooring. There are many things to make note of during the initial planning stages with worktops, flooring, ease of use, colour and style important factors.
You should embrace the exciting elements but think practically too – speaking to an expert, who is well-versed in designing and fitting kitchens will make the process run much more smoothly, especially if it a bespoke kitchen you are looking for. It’s time to make your kitchen dreams come true and, to give you a little inspiration, we spoke to the experts at Schmidt Kitchens for the lowdown on their top styles of 2020.
Created by the stylists at Schmidt Kitchens, the designer range draws inspiration from artist studios, seaside villas, American loft apartments and more to offer looks that include sleek designs, prestige materials and, overall, a super-stylish feel. Thinking outside of the box and drawing on years of experience, the designers can create something totally unique, just for you and a room that will not only wow yourself but your guests too with its cleverly thought out layout and bold design.
From treasure island to family spirit to capital elegance, styles vary wildly to include designer-like qualities such as mixing units from differing ranges and worktops made from different colours and materials. The designer range is the one for those who require a distinctive look to suit their individual style and personality.
Imagine an S-shaped island with deep teal-coloured cupboards and a glistening white quartz worktop resting on top. This bespoke type of styling embodies the contemporary look, which uses harmonious proportions and smooth lines to set the look firmly in the present.
Silent, high-performance appliances are concealed behind floor to ceiling cupboards, which hold glossy fronts and integrated lighting. Sleek or no handles are a design feature here along with a minimalist, clean feel, while a black and white scheme with pops of colour summarises this look perfectly. The contemporary range is the one for those who like a neat and tidy look with all appliances tucked away behind easy-to-wipe cupboards.
With Scandinavian inspiration and geometric lines, the modern-style kitchen showcases wood, natural tones such as sand and mole, with a simple elegance. The calming colours induce a peaceful feel when in the room, ideal when poring over a delicious meal for your loved ones.
Modern touches can include leaf-shaped handles to add a fantasy element, a velvety-smooth lacquer on the cupboard fronts or sliding doors. Open sections to store easy-to-grab items such as baskets of vegetables or cookbooks, or to showcase ornaments or vases are a design feature here to highlight the ease of use. If you feel a more dramatic look is in order, you can swap out the cool tones for slate greys and green-blues for a stunning look that you won’t want to leave! This range is perfect for those, who like a modern look with individual touches but not something that looks too futuristic.
Bringing a traditional look fully up to date with the-latest generation appliances, the shaker-style kitchen is treated with care in order to retain its classic look but using modern touches to make it an accessible space for today’s cook. Cupboard fronts have a little more design and are adorned with more traditional-style handles, which, for a small item, somehow manages to top off the look with ease.
Wooden worktops are a classic feature, especially when paired with wood flooring. Pastel shades offer up the style of a country kitchen, while dark blue shades contrasting with white bring a more urban feel. This range is for those who fancy a bit of vintage or romantic character in their home.