Rustic kitchens are so passe. These days, only the sleekest kitchens matter.
We're talking modern, minimal and super streamlined. The less fuss, the better – who needs handles in a 21st century home, anyway?!
These 10 kitchens might seem flash, but the right professional will be able to fit something similar into any home or apartment. Take a look and be inspired – we bet your new dream kitchen is somewhere in this list!
Heavy wooden storage units and simple, kitsch shelves make this calm kitchen look very Scandinavian in style. We love the trendy minimalist vibe here, and using storage baskets instead of cabinets is such a cute idea!
Go full rocket scientist with this futuristic dream set up! In this kitchen, chrome rules supreme. But metal doesn't have to be cold and unwelcoming – use trendy, quirky shapes to add bolts of personality, and then fill the room with plants or freshly cut flowers to add life and vitality to the space.
Modern and minimal doesn't have to mean that your kitchen lacks personality! Choose low-key white and wood cabinets that don't take up too much space, and then decorate the walls with abstract monochrome patterns. It's artistic without being too in-our-face. Creative types will love it!
Make the most of a small, sunken space like this one by using light and airy colours to brighten up the room. The palest shade of turquoise blue has been used to shake up the all-white cabinets without being too overwhelming, and it complements the minimal design to perfection.
Mix up old and new into an unfussy retro dream. Dark wooden cabinets create a cosy, homely vibe, while the sharp lines and clean chrome fittings bring the entire theme up to date. For an extra touch of luxury, add a sturdy marble countertop.
Minimalism can be colourful, you know! Dedicate a wall or two to bright pop tones, and play around with patterns and textures to really add a bit of flair. Just remember to work with a neutral base – white and grey walls are the perfect backdrop for this canary yellow cabinet fixture.
This simple, low budget kitchen is perfect for first time homeowners or renters without much money. A Belfast sink steals the show, and a smart hanging grate allows utensils to be stored on the wall when they're not being used. This is a kitchen that can't handle clutter, though, so keep appliances to a minimum!
Make the most of the space under the stairs by fitting a kitchen underneath! This simple and chic model has been custom built for this space, and features just enough storage and cooking space for a small family to thrive.
A tiny kitchen requires some serious innovation, especially when it comes to storage. Use bold shelving and put it wherever you can – on the walls, in corners, and even hanging from the ceiling. Keep the rest of the room looking minimal, and try to use closed cabinets where possible so that the kitchen doesn't look too cluttered.
Also, subway tiles. Be still our beating hearts.
Monochrome always looks classy, and this sleek grey and white kitchen is no exception. It's easy on the eye, easy to install, and most importantly, easy to afford! What more could anyone want from their dream kitchen?
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