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5 Design Details to Transform Your Kitchen

5 Design Details to Transform Your Kitchen

“The difference between a nice kitchen and a fantastic kitchen often comes down to the details.”

Designing a kitchen can be a challenge with many factors to consider such as size, flow, natural light and usage. In this high traffic area small details can make a big difference.
TR Studio founder Tom Rutt comments on his five favourite kitchen design details…

Feature lighting

This plays a really important role in kitchen design, and it’s important to consider it early on. Feature lights over a kitchen island are a great opportunity to add detail, colour and texture to the space as well as providing much needed task lighting to a preparation, cooking or eating area. Here, either multiple individual pendants can be used or a single linear style pendant.

5 Design Details to Transform Your Kitchen
TI House / West London Terrace House / TR Studio

Integrate appliances

A well-planned kitchen which seamlessly integrates appliances can really maximise the visual appeal and feel or your interior space. Sleek, tailor-made cabinetry which houses all functional and necessary kitchen storage needs in a well-considered colour and material palette will ensure practicality is perfectly balanced with aesthetics.

5 Design Details to Transform Your Kitchen
London Pied-à-Terre / TR Studio

5 Design Details to Transform Your Kitchen

Sinks and hardware

Not just practical, the kitchen sink, tap and hardware play an important role in the overarching design. Consider shape, style and materials. In a more traditional kitchen, you might choose a white ceramic butler’s sink paired with a brass tap and classic cup handles, whilst for a more modern style try pairing a copper sink and tap with slender T-bar handles to add a visual contrast against work surfaces and cabinets.

5 Design Details to Transform Your Kitchen

5 Design Details to Transform Your Kitchen
London Pied-à-Terre / TR Studio

Kitchen islands

Designing large bench areas that combine cooking zones and plenty of seating connect those working in the kitchen with the social interaction of the home. A thoughtfully designed kitchen island and diner is often the approach when embracing this idea. Layering rich textures such as solid timber, sleek marble or stone surfaces can create the perfect integrated dining experience.

Designing a kitchen, TR Studio

5 Design Details to Transform Your Kitchen
West London duplex apartment / TR Studio

Splashbacks

With greater visibility than your worktops, a sink or hob splashback offers an excellent location to showcase a spectacular natural stone. Highly veined marble and granite splashbacks are very much on-trend and will add a focal point to your space as well as being timeless and practical.

Designing a kitchen, TR Studio
West London duplex apartment / TR Studio

The Shaded House, Ahmedabad by Shayona Consultant

Designed in a modified, mid-century modern style, this Shaded House in Ahmedabad has distinct elements that infuse a sense of drama into every space.

HEYTEA at Zhengzhou Grand Emporium / MOC Design Office

From the traditional Chinese tea ceremony to young people’s favorite tea drink brand HEYTEA, MOC DESIGN witnessed that traditional culture had stimulated many new forms as the advancement of the time.

Biosphere Office by MONO Architects

The Biosphere office was built using a minimalistic approach, but with careful attention to detail, giving the office a modern feel while also being a comfortable working place.

Romanesque Revival – Maison Duane by Studio Zung

In this inventive interior reimagining of a Romanesque Revival pre-war building which previously served as a whale bone cutting facility, simple textures merge with the natural curvature and direction of light.

A 1959 Forest Cabin Was Turned into a Weekend Retreat in Rural Washington

Jim Olson’s reverence for nature and admiration of the site’s beauty is expressed in the design of this project located on Puget Sound and nestled amidst the towering fir trees of an ancient forest.

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