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Kitchen style design guide

It’s widely thought to be the heart of the home, so it’s crucial to choose the right kitchen for your lifestyle, property and design ambitions. Emily Smith takes a closer look at the options
Featuring clean lines and matt surfaces in charcoal grey, these handleless units by Hub Kitchens boast a sleek and modern aesthetic. Bespoke designs are available from £40,000
Rustic materials and freestanding storage made of metal and timber elements look striking alongside dark cabinets in this setup by Ikea. The result is a functional space that looks welcoming


Creating an ambience somewhere between New York loft room and professional kitchen, the industrial trend has a rustic factory or workshop feel about it. Raw textures such as reclaimed wood and exposed bricks work in unison with dark hues, metals and concrete to create the stripped back and unpolished allure. This style is often seen in open-plan spaces and conversion projects. You can go for a clean, clinical look with stainless steel appliances or a lived-in feel with utensils hung from open shelving or magnetic wall strips. The look works well alongside exposed lighting chords and mid-century furniture.

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In the May edition of Build It magazine, you'll find a wealth of inspiration and advice for your self-build, renovation or extension project, including: - Cover house: A traditional-style new home on a garden plot (p20) - Kitchen design ideas (p72) - Does solar battery storage make sense? (p74) - Driveway design ideas (p80) - Complete guide to loft conversions (p 84) - Modern glazed extensions (p98) - How to keep your project on budget (p110)