Seven of Cornwall’s most stunning kitchens
PUBLISHED: 15:29 29 September 2020 | UPDATED: 10:54 01 October 2020
The kitchen is the hub of the home and the star feature of any open plan space
Black is undoubtedly an unusual choice for a kitchen, but this wall of units and equipment adds a splash of drama to the space. The dark wood of the kitchen island and bar stools works well with the dark colours in an otherwise whitewashed room. Large windows also help to reflect lights and prevent the dark colours sucking light away. The chopped wood housed in the island is a nice touch.
Not everyone likes a fitted kitchen - those overhead cupboards are a health hazard for the clumsy of a certain height.Instead try a more eclectic approach. This kitchen has been designed around the range with copper panels to match the copper pans hanging above. For storage try stand alone cupboards and Ikea shelves.
Dominated by the original fireplace where a cooking range now sits snuggly inside, this kitchen maintains some of its original feel. Many modern day accoutrements are unobtrusively stored out of sight, while glassware and dinnerwear is displayed on rustic shelves in plain sight. The kitchen island provides plenty of workspace.
Who says a white kitchen can be dull? This Scandi-style kitchen combines warm light woods with shiny white surfaces and tiling to create a clean and clean lined space. The look is accentuated by a banquette of greyscale textiles around the wooden dining table.
This top of the range designer kitchen sits at the back of the house alongside a dining space where a skylight lets in natural light. Over the sink a thin strip of picture window. No space is wasted here - the overhead cupboards are a useful space for the rarely used equipment and serve ware.
The kitchen is near invisible - a large fridge-freezer, and ovens are set into the wall of white cupboards, while the island houses a minimalist sink and infrared stove top. Instead the hues of blue immediately draw the eye away from all the ‘white’ goods that a well-equipped kitchen needs.
This polished concrete kitchen combines vintage wooden cupboards with one of our most modern materials. The traditional backsplash has been replaced with a long narrow window which brings in the verdant hues of the garden outside. The walls feature clever nooks to display books and antiques.
This feature first appeared in Cornwall Life magazine. See our latest subscription offers here.