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1. Opt for an island with an interesting shape, such as oval or split-level 2. Pantries are in-demand, and customised designs offer the ultimate in storage solutions 3. A dramatic stone for surfaces will give the wow factor Top-end kitchen company, Roundhouse Design, reveals its newest kitchen ideas


T he way we use a kitchen space has evolved to be somewhere we can cook, eat, work and socialise. As a consequence, new design ideas – such as ‘social’ kitchen islands and zoned areas – are creating usable, multi-functional rooms. Based in Cambridge, Bryan Turner Kitchens handmakes all its cabinets in its Norfolk workshop. The company prides itself on using artisanal craftsmen and traditional cabinet makers to create bespoke kitchens for customers. “We’re now making cocktail cabinets that can discreetly hide behind folding doors, and ‘wine walls’ where wine can be displayed in large, glass-fronted rooms or cabinets,” says founder Bryan Turner. Aiden Holmes, kitchen sales manager at Inspired Kitchens Cambridge, agrees that the kitchen has now morphed into a sociable space. “From an island with seating to bespoke furniture that links different areas together, the open-plan space is definitely here to stay.” As well as the popularity of multi- functional islands, an old-fashioned pantry is also something that fits in with modern family life, reveals Simon Temprell, interior design development manager at Neptune. “Few people have space for a walk-in

pantry these days, but there are clever alternatives that fit neatly within your cabinetry,” he says. “Deep pantry cabinets open up to reveal multiple storage options and hinged shelving for dry goods and spices. What’s more, you can retro-fit your existing cabinetry with ingenious storage designs to turn it into a pantry.” DISPLAY, DON’T STORE Form meets function in this Neptune design (top). And forget dusty cellars, Bryan Turner Kitchens (above) can build you a wine wall! Inspired Kitchens creates an open, friendly area (right)


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