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Wednesday 11 January 2012

Kitchen decor ideas

Mixing the old with the new.

Create a kitchen with old-fashioned charm and clean, modern lines.

Blending elements of traditional kitchens with modern style kitchens can give you the best of both worlds. Here, different worksurfaces are used around the kitchen - wood for food preparation and granite either side of the cooker for putting down hot dishes.

Space above the cooker has been brought into play by installing a smaller wall cupboard that won't get in the way, with extra slots either side and at the end for recipe books. Simple details like this give the kitchen more interest than a solid run of wall cupboards.

All the colour comes from the rich, yellow units. What gives this kitchen a modern twist is that everything is absolutely plain: the off-white walls do not even have a splashback, the floor is bare boards. It all adds up to a clean, spacious look that manages to be warm and welcoming at the same time.

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