Designing a big kitchen may sound like the opportunity of your dreams, but there is a fine balance to tread. Too busy and the kitchen can become overpowering, too minimal and it can lack warmth.

Islands and breakfast bars are ideal ways to punctuate the space of a big kitchen whilst adding functionality and a social space. Walk-in pantries and wine fridges can be used similarly.

It can be easy to focus on ‘filling the space’ as opposed to planning a coherent design. You’ll need to work closely with your designer to ensure the design statement of your dream kitchen is not diluted. Take a look at some our real kitchens below for more ideas.


4 big ideas for your big kitchen

Real Kitchen of the Month December 2012
Milton Oak and Alabaster - Harvey Kitchens kitchen

Milton Oak and Alabaster

Budget: £20k and over

Designed & Installed by: Harvey Kitchens, Colwyn Bay

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Broadoak Alabaster - Kitchen Workshop Ltd kitchen

Broadoak Painted

Budget: £20k and over

Designed & Installed by: Kitchen Workshop Ltd, Newport

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Cornell Classic - Cookhouse Design York kitchen

Cornell Classic

Budget: £16k - £20k

Designed & Installed by: Cookhouse Design York Ltd, York

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Real Kitchen of the Month November 2012
Milton Chalk & Charcoal - McGovern Kitchen Design kitchen

Milton Painted

Budget: £20k and over

Designed & Installed by: McGovern Kitchen Design, Enniskillen

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