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.