Modern kitchen designs
Many of our homeowners who use Design for Me are on the lookout for fabulous modern kitchen designs that are simple, stylish, good quality and reasonably priced. So, we have searched far and wide and whittled it down to our top five modern kitchen companies. You are welcome!
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(See main featured image above) Kitchens designed and hand-made in Brixton. Pluck’s modern kitchen designs prove that simple and stylish doesn’t have to mean white and grey with shiny surfaces!
“Pluck kitchens are clutter free, we let the clean lines, colours and materials speak for themselves. Our designs are not about gadgets, fads or fuss, but are about creating simple, practical and beautiful spaces for your home.”
We absolutely adore their approach to design and colour. Here are some of their colour palette ideas, inspired by food (of course!)
Tim & Adam, the entrepreneurial pair behind Plykea, started the company after Tim was renovating his own kitchen on a budget:
“Whilst renovating my house I was looking for a quick way to create a beautiful kitchen on a limited budget. Having previously installed an IKEA kitchen I knew their cabinets were great quality, but I loved the look of birch ply and wanted to use this for the fronts.”
Based in Shoreditch, British Standard are an affordable off-shoot of (the more expensive and highly coveted) Plain English.
“In launching British Standard, we wanted to create a ‘no frills’ collection of ‘standard-size’ cupboards available to buy online. Our British Standard cupboards are made in Suffolk to our exacting standards, and celebrate the best in quality materials and craftsmanship.”
The simple shaker design is a timeless classic, perfect for Victorian terraces but would suit any home. British Standard keep the costs down by supplying the standard units, to be painted yourself. So the colour options are limitless!
Kent & London
Offering modern kitchen designs with a twist on the classic shaker by Kent & London. They are all handmade and bespoke. They also make free-standing units and pantries.
“KENT & LONDON launched in 2009 in Whitstable, as designer Luke Ellis took to crafting well-made custom furniture using English hardwood and oak from nearby woodland.”
They come in some gorgeous colours, and they have some clever design ideas to make the most of small or awkward corners.
The Brighton Kitchen Company
This company offers a bespoke design and supply service, and we love some of their simple and stylish modern kitchen designs, pictured below.
“Celebrating the unusual and unique, we are always thinking, always questioning. Inquisitive design fuels each and every project we work on. Our designers are constantly exploring and inventing to create uncommon spaces that are unique to your home.”
All of these companies above (in fact most kitchen companies will) have their own in-house design team. The fee for this will usually be rolled into their overall cost. However, if you are looking to renovate your kitchen as part of an extension or renovation project, you could instead ask your architect or interior designer to come up with the design to tie in with the rest of the project. The kitchen manufacturer would then charge on a supply or supply/fit only basis. An advantage of this approach is that your architect or designers can draw upon inspiration and ideas you’ve found from many different kitchen companies to discover the best overall design to suit your style and budget.
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