A modern kitchen design is characterised by a clean sleek and streamlined layout.
They typically consist of open spaces, minimalist features, and simple colour palettes that offer clutter-free space to relax and entertain.
Modern kitchens are designed with the aim of creating a spacious and airy atmosphere, making them ideal for open-plan interiors.
Minimalist kitchens have uncluttered simple sleek lines with few if any wall units. Most utilise frameless, slab-fronted cabinet doors with no ornamentation or bevelling.
Flat panel doors are available in many different materials and a variety of finishes from Painted slab doors in matt or gloss to laser edged Veneered timber.
Handleless kitchens, like minimalist.
Will be designed with flat doors but will have minimal or no visible handles. To keep a streamline look, the opening mechanism can be push fit, Integrated “J” handle or recessed strip.
Framed panel kitchens are a modern twist on the traditional in-frame kitchen with the traditional shaker or raised panel doors replaced with a flat panel door.
This gives a slightly more traditional feel to a modern kitchen design.
Often used in cottages where a modern feel is wanted.
Eye level oven(s)
Coffee machine – freestanding, built it?
Food waste disposal unit (in sink)
Ice maker (fridge or dedicated)
Second fridge or freezer
Kettle – electric, stove top
Boiling water tap
Electrical & Lighting
Under cabinet lighting
Pendant lighting (over table or island)
Charging station (for mobile phones, laptops etc)
Cabinetry and storage
Standard height or tall & filled to ceiling
Soft close doors & drawers
Internal larder drawers (space tower)
Tall corner walk in pantry
Tea coffee station behind doors in tall unit
Pull out shelves & baskets
Cutlery & cooking implements drawers
Spice rack – in drawer or door mounted
Wine rack – base or wall unit
Dresser unit – glass or solid
Bookshelf or display shelves / cupboards
Integrated or freestanding rubbish & recycling bins
Tray dividers / Tea towel / open space
Corner solution – Le Mans, Carousel
Pull-up mixer shelf
Pull down wall storage
Style of main sink & material
Prep or bar sink
Boiling water tap