A beautifully designed kitchen doesn't have to cost the earth. This sleek flat-pack from Kaboodle has tons of storage and style. Team dark cabinets in Grey Spice with bamboo benchtops and black accents – taps, pendants and accessories – for a modern 'eatery' look.
The extra-long window bench is big enough to use as a dining table. The pendants close to the clever bi-folds throw light both inside and out, and using the same bamboo as the benchtops creates a seamless flow in design.
4. Breakfast bar
If your kitchen has dead space, look at extending part of the benchtop to create a breakfast bar. Using a dark colour and timber throughout creates a cafe vibe and a unified design.
You have to love a slender pull-out tap - it makes washing pots so easy! Consider an integrated dishwasher to give your kitchen a seamless – and more expensive – look. And if you're creating a servery, add a bi-fold window so that the panes of glass stack neatly, to create more space.
Give simple white subway tiles a free, clever and distinctive style upgrade by laying them in a herringbone pattern and using grey grout to make them pop!
7. Add greenery
Decorative plants hanging from a timber frame bring the outside in and add extra flow to the space.
Now read about the entertaining area makeover here.
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