“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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.