This entertainer's kitchen works hard to look simple – including adding floor to ceiling cabinetry to hide the cooking zone, bringing an illusion of more space
Abracadabra – appliances directly to hand
Concealed lighting adds theatre to this centrally located and easily concealed cooking zone, which, like the island, is finished in a noble stone
Clean air and clean lines
Clean lines lead the eye to the stunning sea views for this kitchen – little gets in the way, certainly not the recessed Fisher & Paykel ventilation
Cool and convenient
Fisher + Paykel fridge drawers optimise both cold storage and accessibility in this well considered kitchen, part of the designer's own home
A woodgrain rangehood box sits seamlessly between tall cabinetry elements in this kitchen, creating negative space and a sense of lightness
Cooking? We flat out love it!
This kitchen plays down its cooking prowess – ventilation is by downdraft, set between the flush induction hobs and running down through the floor slab to the outside
For this seamless kitchen, only an ice dispenser breaks the surface of the custom cabinetry, giving away the integrated fridge's location
This flush Miele in-bench induction hob includes an integrated downdraft extractor – avoiding the need for a light-blocking overhead extractor
Plane and simple?
Planar surfaces – including a dead flush induction hob – create a clean-lined, understated presence for this contemporary coastal kitchen
A small glass of milk? Sure!
When it comes to appliances choices, this semi-industrial look kitchen in an old bacon factory definitely doesn't do things by halves
You only drink instant?!
For this dramatic/opulent kitchen, the coffee maker, with its own task lighting, is the only appliance left out on the jet black rear benchtop
With a flat induction hob below and concealed extractor tucked in above, this cooking niche in a large family home is nothing if not understated
Superman would have approved
A large bespoke steel rangehood is perfectly in keeping with the ultra modern steel-look, soft-to-the-touch benchtops in this kitchen
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So, where's the milk?
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High style – Italian cookers with presence
Contemporary functionality meets timeless good looks with the colourful stainless steel range cookers by north Italian company Steel
Made for each other
Salt and pepper, summer and sand, New Zealand and world rugby domination – there are plenty of fabulous pairings in life and Eurotech’s Single DishCabinet and Built-in Compact Microwave Combi Oven can now be added to this illustrious list
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Furniture look kitchen exudes good taste
Practical and with a furniture feel, this kitchen responds to its new home surroundings. A crackle tile splashback and dramatic pendants are just two character features
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So, where's the rangehood?
No room for an overhead extraction unit? No problem! A gas hob was mounted onto the island benchtop in this kitchen with a flush downdraft behind for discreet extraction
Clean and efficient
Clean looks need not be at the expense of efficiency. Expansive pocket doors and fully integrated appliances form the main elevation in this kitchen design that plays down its comprehensive functionality
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Part of a major renovation, this new wine fridge does more that keep its contents cool. Also exhibiting the owners' good taste, the fridge is housed in its own cabinetry which forms a separating element in the design
Flush cooktop a clear advantage
With a window splashback not much point blocking the views. Enter a flush cooktop which is not only easy to clean, it's also hard to see
How this kitchen storage was designed to exhibit good taste
To the rear of this kitchen by designer Davinia Sutton, the on-show pantry includes a substantial – and decorative – wine cellar
Ready for action – this scullery is packed with functionality
Double cavity doors access this scullery with a double oven, dishwasher and sink at the ready – effectively creating a fully equipped secondary cooking area
The rangehood in this kitchen is a feature and a connector
Sometimes the wrapping is as important as what’s inside. In this kitchen, the custom steel rangehood furthers a light industrial aesthetic and connects with a steel frame on the adjacent island
A matt metal extractor connects with the stainless steel benchtop in this modern, sustainable design
Hard-wearing, enduring and a classic worksurface, stainless steel features on both the island benchtop and hood in this kitchen, in a modern sustainable home
Minimalist, easy-to-clean kitchen has dedicated zones and strong material palette – kitchen, appliances
When stainless steel and wood are your leading materials, a custom stainless steel-clad rangehood is one way to continue the look. The large extractor was positioned to hide immovable power feed holes and ducting.
Smart, clean-lined kitchen with scullery occupies the most unlikely of settings – kitchen, appliances
When it comes to design, there are so many ways to connect. For this kitchen, the square appliances work well with the rectilinear cabinetry – adding crispness of the design
Drama, good looks and functionality are served – kitchens, appliances
What goes with black? Well stainless steel and all things shiny for a start. Here, metal appliances and the reflective underside of the ceiling mounted black extractor contrast the dark cabinetry to mutual effect
Upmarket natural materials and a strong sense of symmetry achieve a restful workspace
This kitchen echoes the wider home’s relaxed, light-filled aesthetic with a focus on natural, honest materials and a pared back design
Clean sweep – built-in tidiness
If you don’t want your kitchen to be forever cluttered and untidy then plan against such a situation. With most appliances integrated, this kitchen has a head start on tidiness.
Is integrating the appliances the go-to solution for modern kitchens?
Short answer – not always! In this entertainer’s kitchen, the stainless steel Wolf and Sub-zero appliances contribute to the crisp, modern aesthetic.
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Ever wonder where black ice comes from?
Well realistically probably not from this black-as-night Fisher and Paykel fridge – a case in point of humble appliance as gleaming feature
Barbecued fish is certified fresh to table with this al fresco setting being just a step from the barbecue and drinks station alongside
Keeping things cool
The play of wood and black is seen throughout this kitchen – right down to the wood-and-black breakfast stools. The double fridge, however, provides a sheeny metal counterpoint within the warm-look aesthetic.
Cooking up a feature
Appliances are part of the function of your kitchen and as such make a great visual highlight in their own right – and their immediate setting is part of this. Positioned directly behind the feature island in this kitchen, the cooking zone with a textured tile splashback also draws the eye.
No extraction fan and hood?
Along with the lighting, it’s concealed out of sight above this kitchen’s perforated aluminium ceiling. Removing one of the panels gives access to clean the filters.