Inspirational kitchen updates undertaken by our customers
Are you tired of your kitchen and looking for a refresh? Whether it’s a full refurbishment or smaller ideas to rejuvenate the room, these customer projects are bound to get you inspired. Get fresh ideas when planning your cabinets or choosing your lighting, selecting your sink and creating clever storage solutions.
Check out the dazzling kitchen makeovers our customers have shared with us.
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Customer kitchen makeovers
Glossy grey cabinets for an ultra-modern kitchen look
This customer refitted their kitchen with IT Kitchens Santini Gloss Anthracite slab doors and drawers to give the room a contemporary look. The glossy finish of the cabinets helps reflect light around the surfaces – great for small kitchens. We love the dark grey combined with the contrasting light-coloured worktops, ensuring that the room isn’t too dark, and the blue paint giving a pop of colour. Like this customer, replace your cabinet units for a brand new fitted kitchen or refresh your cabinets with new doors for a quick and easy style update.
“Recently refurbed and fitted extra units to kitchen. Love it” Elaine68
Marble-effect worktops for an elegant and on-trend kitchen
We love this light and airy kitchen, which stands out with pale and sophisticated Marble Veneto Laminate Granite Effect worktops. For added wow-factor, the customer paired the worktop with a Marble Veneto Splashback to continue the look. Like this marble-effect worktop, we offer a variety of natural-effect laminate worktops, including wood, stone and granite-effect, to make your kitchen look grand and contemporary.
Pale worktops like these are very popular and feature in our kitchen trends for 2018, as part of the unicorn-inspired kitchen design. Along with the light surfaces, the design incorporates white cabinets, pastel colours and gold accessories. Learn how to replicate this look in our kitchen trends article.
“The quality, look and finish are fabulous…numerous friends have remarked on how good it looks” Mrs Burn
A sleek and durable kitchen sink
Pictured here is the Cooke & Lewis Galvani 1.5 Bowl Sink & Drainer, made from sturdy composite quartz, making it scratch resistant. The stunning smooth black finish fits in perfectly with a dark-coloured fitted kitchen. We love 1.5 bowl sinks like this one, which are sinks with a full bowl and a smaller bowl. They’re not only practical but look great too, especially when paired with a statement tap. Like this customer, we love it with a striking spring neck tap like the Cooke & Lewis Farin Monobloc Tap that has a handy pull-out neck.
“A great sink and looks even better than we could have expected now it’s been installed!” The Bald Eagle
Impractical cupboards improved with clever storage solutions
Maximise the space in your kitchen with clever storage solutions like this Kessebohmer Lemans Corner Cabinet Storage. Many kitchens have deep cupboards that are hard to reach into - get around this with swivel trays like these. They use wasted space to help fit more into your cupboards and the swivel makes them easy to access. We also offer other clever storage like pull-out larder storage, cabinet carousels and pull-out drawer storage systems.
“This storage system has transformed the cupboards and, in fact, the whole kitchen. I now have four large shelves to make the cupboards useable. Brilliant! No bending, no knees cracking and no torch....” JImmyengland
A splash of vibrancy with a coloured splashback
This customer jazzed up their neutral-coloured kitchen with a bright Atoll Blue Glass Splashback. As well as being practical and easy-to-clean, splashbacks are a great way to liven up an understated or monotone kitchen. They’re a simple alternative to tiles and come in a variety of colours. As well as vibrant colours like this blue, we offer splashbacks in metallic finishes such as stainless steel and patterns such as stone-effect and wood-effect.
“I’m delighted with the quality of the product and the ease of fitting” Arf4r
Chilled vino to hand with an impressive integrated wine cooler
This customer treated themselves to the stunning Cata Internal Wine Cooler, ensuring their wine is kept chilled for a refreshing drink. We think it looks fantastic matched with the other shiny stainless steel appliances and accessories. Whilst discreet in design, it is large enough to fit up to 18 bottles. If you enjoy a chilled glass of white wine, or perhaps like to host dinner parties with plenty of wine flowing, why not spoil yourself with a wine cooler?
“Looks great” Allsed
A style statement with showstopper pendants
Make a feature of your lighting with a modern and eye-catching pendant light or, like this customer, go for multiple pendants for a stand-out look. Featured here is our Kamara Tube White Pendant Ceiling Light, a striking contemporary light that combines glossy metal and glass. Hang separate pendants or opt for our Kamara Tube 3 Lamp Pendant Ceiling Light which incorporates three lamps into one light fitting. It would look perfect hung over a kitchen island or breakfast bar to draw focus to it.
“They look amazing!” Jess83
An illuminated kitchen with ambient plinth lighting
This monochrome kitchen has been lit up with Masterlite LED Cabinet Lights built into the plinths. The clever lighting adds a subtle ambience to the room that you are sure to enjoy when in the kitchen. It’s a fun feature that looks great when you’re hanging out with the family or hosting a dinner party for friends. We love the illuminations and shadows made by these lights.
There are lots of different ways to add a variety of lighting in your kitchen, from pendant lights to spotlights, under-cabinet lights to striplights. Plan your lighting with the help of our kitchen lighting buying guide, which explains all your options.
“Excellent product, amazing lighting for under cabinets in kitchen” Jojo21