How To Create Your Dream Kitchen

Transform the heart of the home into a luxurious, designer space

How To Create Your Dream Kitchen

A breakfast bar provides extra seating for dining. Image: Alamy 

As the centre of a family home, the kitchen is in use on a daily basis and is often the focal point during a party. 

Creating a designer-look kitchen can be as simple as replacing cabinet doors and handles, and installing a new splashback and benchtop. 

Mixing elements of different traditional styles can give a unique custom look to suit your space.

Improving the kitchen is also a practical investment, as it will help raise the value of your property.

Cabinetry 

As one of the central elements in forming a cohesive look, cabinets set the tone for your kitchen. 

Select classic, monochrome shades, such as black or grey, for modern, minimalist designs. 

Raw or lightly stained timber cabinets represent a more urban style, while white or cream doors with moulding add a distinct country element to a kitchen.

Handles are important details and can both reinforce a style and add extra character.

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Replacing cabinet doors and drawers provides a fresh look. Image: Kaboodle Kitchen 

Benchtops

Choosing the right material for the benchtop will determine the final look of the room, as it is one of the most dominant visual features.

A monochromatic bench is a good base to start with, allowing you to add statement pieces later to introduce more character.

Granite benchtops bring class and style, and you can achieve the same look with engineered stone or marble.

Timber is a good choice if you’re wanting a rustic feel, while stainless steel offers contemporary chic. 

For something different altogether, laminates are versatile and come in a range of colours and patterns.   

Splashbacks 

As one of the central elements in forming a cohesive look, cabinets set the tone for your kitchen. 

Select classic, monochrome shades, such as black or grey, for modern, minimalist designs. 

Raw or lightly stained timber cabinets represent a more urban style, while white or cream doors with moulding add a distinct country element to a kitchen.

Handles are important details and can both reinforce a style and add extra character. As one of the central elements in forming a cohesive look, cabinets set the tone for your kitchen. 

Select classic, monochrome shades, such as black or grey, for modern, minimalist designs. 

Raw or lightly stained timber cabinets represent a more urban style, while white or cream doors with moulding add a distinct country element to a kitchen.

Handles are important details and can both reinforce a style and add extra character.

DIY TIP To create a striking mosaic splashback, use tile sheets to get the job done quickly and effectively.
 

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White tiles with black grout provide a clean, modern style. Image: Kaboodle Kitchen 

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