Designer kitchens – be inspired!

This week, Kitchen Exquisite brings you some of the loveliest kitchens being designed today. They are all by The Good Guys Kitchen Design consultants. We hope that these pictures, along with our descriptions and expert tips, will give you a good idea of how to create an awesome kitchen for your own home.

Michael and Carlene

Michael and Carlene have designed a stunning kitchen that cleverly uses subway tiles. Other beautiful touches include the Long Island bench, copper accents and a wide-open show of bricks. The kitchen is reminiscent of a top-notch Manhattan brasserie.

The layout has been carefully considered and is based on the traditional work triangle where the cooker, sink and refrigerator are positioned for optimal flow. The butler’s pantry is another excellent use of space; a storage and preparation area never looked so good!

The materials used include sophisticated Brighton Matt Black cabinetry, Esseondon White, gloomy copper pendants and Dual benchtops.Carlene and Michael's Kitchen

Carlene and Michael's Kitchen

Carlene and Michael's Kitchen

Carlene and Michael's Kitchen

Chris and Jenna

Chris and Jenna’s lavish two-tone kitchen is as striking as it is functional. Contrasting surfaces include glass-fronted cabinets, kickboards and gloss cabinetry in the butler’s pantry.

The kitchen’s prominent vertical lines, articulated by the dramatic drawers and floor tiles, gives a strong matching effect. The perfect positioning of a concealed butler’s pantry offers a very handy second sink and ample bench space.Chris & Jenna's Kitchen

Chris & Jenna's Kitchen

Maxine and Karstan

This kitchen uses a lot of fresh glossy colours to add light to the room. Designers have enhanced the airy look further by adding floating cabinetry. The design would suit a small family or young couple.

The neutral tones used in the kitchen further shows the designers’ knowledge of recent trends and their ability to apply them effectively. The benchtop is of a good size and there is ample storage in the adjacent butler’s pantry to make day-to-day organisation a breeze.Max & Karstan's Kitchen

Max & Karstan's Kitchen

Simon and Shannon

Simon and Shannon have used varying textures to great effect, demonstrating refinement and luxury in their kitchen design. The appliances are top-class and will make the fussiest of chefs happy, with an enviable double oven feature.

The warmth of the Natural Oak timber balances the steely Gun Metal gloss effects. The gold metallic door fronts also add a certain shine. The benchtop provides a generous working space and there is a functional flow around the central island with plenty of light streaming in from the windows.

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