Contemporary Shaker KitchenTransitional Kitchen, Manchester
This bright and light shaker style kitchen is painted in bespoke Tom Howley paint colour; Chicory, the light Ivory Spice granite worktops and Mazzano Tumbled marble flooring create a heightened sense of space.
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4. StoneOur current love affair with the warmth and beauty that organic materials bring to our homes has shone a light on natural stone.What’s greatStone is rugged and adds character and natural beauty to floors, indoors and out.Every natural-stone floor is unique.It’s an investment in the value of your home.
6. Consider shadows When a recessed downlight is placed over the space between a kitchen bench and the island, where will it cast shadows when you are standing at the range hood? Too often, fixtures are installed in the wrong place because ceiling geometry is considered more important than what you are doing with the chef’s knife. Creative lighting solutions can greatly improve workspaces.From Planning to Pendants: Kitchen Lighting Essentials
Opt for timeless greyA classic choice for your kitchen cabinets is a paler shade of grey. A colour like this is also a great option if you don’t want to overwhelm a space, but crave something more inviting than brilliant white. If you’re worried it might feel bland, layer up different greys as they’ve done here. The designers chose a very pale hue for the outer cabinets and a slightly darker one for the island, which gives an added depth to the room.
9. Storage in every cornerA space where it is easy to store and find things was the most important consideration to 73 per cent of Australian homeowners in Houzz’s 2015 kitchen survey. It’s no surprise then that this kitchen with – get ready for it – floor-to-ceiling cabinetry, under-bench cupboards, open shelving and an island with closed and open storage, came in at number two on the most-saved kitchens for 2016 list.