This ultra modern, crisp palette of white gloss and accents of graphite grey subtly marry together.
This contemporary kitchen colour palette also has been mixed with clear mirror, stainless steel, light oak and a glossy black (from the appliances).
You really can’t go wrong with this colour palette, it feels completely timeless and would work in the majority of kitchen spaces.
Corian worktops with a designer illuminated fin at one end of the island. Graphite glass breakfast bar with a mirrored post and specially lit splash backs. The final elements of the design included a cleverly designed bulkhead for extraction, lights and surround sound speakers.
Our client wanted a ultra modern/contemporary kitchen design for their stunning new build. The brief was to give a wow-factor feeling with a minimalist design appeal.
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Blog Post written by: Chloe Hartnup, Junior Kitchen Designer at Jones Britain Kitchens
This month designs by Jones Britain Kitchens feature in Kudos Magazine (Issue 19) which is out now. Kudos is a free lifestyle magazine for Kent and East Sussex.
In this month we feature on pages 74 & 75 where Director & Head Kitchen Designer Dan Stronge explains how they achieved this stunning modern kitchen with a retro feel. Our customers were delighted with this kitchen design which brought a light yet playful living space to entertain friends and family.
Here’s a snippet of the article: What was the initial design brief?
“The brief was to design and create a modern, clean handless kitchen, which still stayed true to the ‘kitchen being the heart of the home’ ethos but could be used for entertaining as well as being functional and practical for day-to-day life.”
Blog Post written by: Chloe Hartnup, Junior Kitchen Designer at Jones Britain
The Handleless kitchen is ever present in the average kitchen showroom across the UK but as there are several different options to choose from we will explain the differences between the widely available ‘J’ Profile right through to the true Handleless ‘Grip Ledge Profile’.
The ‘J’ Profile Handleless Door
The ‘J’ profile is the detailed scallop cut from the top of a slab door leaving a recess groove and somewhere for you to grab with your fingers to open the door.
There are a couple of different types of ‘J’ profile handleless styled kitchens on the market. There’s the lower quality vinyl wrapped types and the higher quality lacquered type.
We wouldn’t entertain the vinyl wrapped style of ‘J’ profile as the doors are just too hard to get any form of purchase on with your fingers making integrated appliances even harder to open.
All our ‘J’ profile handle-less kitchens are lacquered and the groove for your fingers is far deeper than the vinyl style.
Because the handle is integrated into the door the style is actually not truly handle-less and is sometimes known as ‘Handle-less effect’
The Metal Grip Ledge handle-less Door
The second type of handleless effect kitchen is one with a metal grip ledge that’s attached to the top of the door to give the look of a true handleless kitchen. This is very similar to the styles widely used in the 60’s and 70’s. The advantage of this style of door is that the metal profile can be attached to any type of material where as the ‘J’ profile above is only really available on a lacquered door.
The True Handle-less Door
The next type of handleless is what we class as true handleless. This where a ‘Grip Ledge Profile’ is fitted behind the door as a continuous rail allowing you to pull the door from the back edge. The grip ledge profile can either match the door finish or in a contrasting finish like brushed steel or aluminium. Generally the grip ledge is horizontal on base and wall units and is vertical on the tall unit run.
The ‘No handles’ Door
Finally the the last type of handleless is what looks like a standard kitchen before the handles are attached. The doors are operated with a push to open mechanism or push latch. There is no soft close system for the doors as they need to be manually closed. The drawers are either on a similar push latch system or a Servo drive electronic opening system. Servo Drive is where you actually push the drawer and an arm then pushes the drawer back towards you. This type of handleless system is by far the more expensive option.
Blog Post written by: Dan Stronge, Head Kitchen Designer at Jones Britain Kitchens