If you are looking to bring a fresh new look to your kitchen check out these modern styles.

The sharp styling of these modern kitchens are perfect for any up to date household. Lovely colours, sleek lines and contrasting finishes allow for very individual designs and if space allows these ranges make it easy to blur the lines between kitchen and living space to create fantastic familly rooms.

What are some of the characteristics of modern kitchens?

There are many and some are personal to you, but we would suggest using the following 3 criteria as a starting point.

Light

Start by doing all that you can to improve the natural light in the room. If constraints allow, look at installing bi-fold doors, roof lanterns or veluxe windows. If you are unable to do this is it possible to increase the size of the exisitng windows? Textured ceilings soak up light so where possible budget for a new smooth finished ceiling, either by skimming over the existing one or replacing it completely. Quality paint on the finished ceiling will vastly improve natural light.

If you are going to take the existing ceiling down now is the time to look at ambient lighting, maybe some zoned lighting which can now be easily fitted without have to take the floor above up. If you are having an island you could also install task lighting into the ceiling immediately above it, a sleeker alternative to pendants and the like. LED lighting is increasingly used in modern kitchens for ambient and task lighting, there are countless options available, once available in cool or warm, natural LED lighting is now on the market which means no blue or yellow tinge to the light generated.
 
Speed sand modern kitchen
RANGE: Speed 271

COLOUR: Sand

PRICE GROUP: 1

FINISH: Melamine coated, polymer edged.

ALSO AVAILABLE IN: Premium White, White, Ivory, Sand
, Warm Stone, Platinum Ash, Virginia Oak repro, Magma
Pia white matt modern kitchen
RANGE: Pia 593

COLOUR: White matt

PRICE GROUP: 2

FINISH: Melamine coated, polymer edged

ALSO AVAILABLE IN: White, Cafe Latte, Sahara, Silver, Carbon metallic
Pia black modern kitchen
RANGE: Pia 506

COLOUR: Terra black

PRICE GROUP: 2

FINISH: Melamine coated, polymer edged

ALSO AVAILABLE IN: White, Cafe Latte, Sahara, Silver, Carbon Metallic.
Rio oak provence modern kitchen
RANGE: Rio 253

COLOUR: Oak provence

PRICE GROUP: 2

FINISH: Melamine coated, polymer edged

Also AVAILABLE IN: Nautical pine repro, Platinum ash repro, Virginia oak repro, Flared oak, repro, Tuscan oak repro


Rio basalt oak modern kitchen
RANGE: Rio 253

COLOUR: Basalt oak

PRICE GROUP: 2

FINISH: Melamine coated, polymer edged


ALSO AVAILABLE IN: Nautical pine repro, Platinum ash repro, Virginia oak repro, Flared oak repro, Tuscan oak repro,
RANGE: Laser 411

COLOUR: Premium White

PRICE GROUP: 2

FINISH: Melamine coated,
laser polymer edged

ALSO AVAILABLE IN: Mineral grey
Laser premium white modern kitchen
NEW
2014
RANGE: Laser 415

COLOUR: Sand

PRICE GROUP: 2

FINISH: Melamine coated, laser polymer edged

ALSO AVAILABLE IN: Mineral grey
Laser sand modern kitchen
NEW
2014
RANGE: Laser 426

COLOUR: Ivory / Flared oak

PRICE GROUP: 2

FINISH: Melamine coated, laser polymer edged

ALSO AVAILABLE IN: Mineral grey
Laser ivory modern kitchern
Senso ivory superrmatt modern kitchen
RANGE: Senso 408

COLOUR: Ivory super matt

PRICE GROUP: 3

FINISH:  PVC wrapped 3mm radius

ALSO AVAILABLE IN: White


RANGE: Duo

COLOUR: White matt

PRICE GROUP: 3

FINISH: Melamine coated, polymer edged


Duo white modern kitchen
Feel lacquered sand modern kitchen
RANGE: Feel 807

COLOUR: Lacquered Sand

PRICE GROUP: 4

FINISH:  Lacquered

ALSO AVAILBLE IN: Warm stone, Honed ivory


Feel white modern kitchen
RANGE: Feel 810

COLOUR: Lacquered White

PRICE GROUP: 4

FINISH:  Lacquered

ALSO AVAILABLE IN: Warm stone, Honed ivory


Grado virginia oak modern kitchen
RANGE: Grado 231

COLOUR: Virginia Oak

PRICE GROUP: 6

FINISH:  Cushioned MDF door, full PVC wrap,

ALSO AVAILABLE IN: Platinum ash repro


RANGE: Corona 936

COLOUR: Nautical pine

PRICE GROUP: 6

FINISH:  melamine coated polymer edged

ALSO AVAILABLE IN: Virginia oak repro.


Corona nautical pine modern kitchen
NEW
2014
Alba vanilla modern kitchen 550
RANGE: Alba 550

COLOUR: Vanilla

PRICE GROUP: 6

FINISH:  PVC wrapped

ALSO AVAILABLE IN: White.


RANGE: Integra 864

COLOUR: White

PRICE GROUP: 8

FINISH:  Lacquer


Integra matt white modern kitchen 864
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Function

Next consider what you want to do in your new kitchen and what implications this has for the layout. You are not going to be doing this again for a while so it is best to spend some quality time thinking about it.

Depending on the size of your room there may be limited changes you can make but sometimes small alterations to the layout can have a very positive affect on ease of use. The larger the space the easier it is to end up with a kitchen that looks great but turns out to be a bit of a nightmare to work in. We sometimes see large kitchen designs that have a stunning bank of appliance towers with a couple of ovens, a steam oven, warming drawers etc, but no thought has gone into workspace so there is nowhere to hand to put things when they are taken out of the ovens. Often the distance between the fridge, sink and hob is far to great or crosses walkways increasing the likleyhood of accidents. Are you left or right handed, where are you going to be standing when you use appliances, drawers, cupboards, what is the best way for them to be handed?  Modern kitchens are partly about learning from past mistakes..........
Form

Finally how is it going to look, pale and interesting or bold and brassy! Now is the time to think about colour and texture.

Collect pictures of kitchens that appeal to you, brochures, magazines, Pinterest etc. Try putting a mood board together using colour, fabric, textured material etc. As with the previous steps research is your friend.

Team strongly coloured or textured walls with neutral cabinet colours or vice versa. For a more subdued look use light coloured cabinets with complementary wall finishes and add colour with a few well positioned, boldly coloured accessories. One of the advantages of this approach is that it is easy to change the accessories and bring a fresh new look to the kitchen when you fancy a change.

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