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How bespoke kitchen design can help bring the outdoors in.

Spring is springing, and the warmer months are on the way. If you plan on installing a bespoke kitchen this year, then it’s worth thinking about how to create a flow between the outdoors and your inner space. And, when the temperate seasons draw to a close, clever kitchen design will mean you can enjoy your garden and the feeling of being outdoors all year round.

Over the past few years, nature and outdoor spaces have proved to be a tonic for incredibly stressful situations aiding our wellbeing. We’re keen to embrace these benefits by translating them into how we design kitchens while positively impacting your homes. Bringing the outdoors in can be as bold or as subtle as you like, and Chris, our senior kitchen designer, has put together a list of inspiring ideas to help you transform your unique space.

Au naturel

Classic luxury kitchen with large deep blue island with belfast sink and bar seating.
Cooks and Company Clear View kitchen designed to make the most of natural light.

One of the most important ways to embrace the outdoors in your kitchen is the lighting. Plenty of natural light that floods your space will transform the atmosphere of your room. Sliding doors, French windows, or bi-fold doors help increase the natural light entering your kitchen, creating a seamless transition into your garden. It’s also worth considering installing skylights because they capture considerably more
light than windows.

Traditional kitchen in studio green with dark wood accents. Sink near window brining in beautiful lighting and stunning views.
The sink has been positioned near the window in the Holt kitchen, making the most of the view and natural light.

Introducing additional doors and windows into your kitchen design will impact how you plan your layout, as you’ll want to capitalise on the beautiful views and natural light. Also, it’s worth considering where you position your sink and dining table. Locating them next to a window or glass door means you benefit from a view at every opportunity.

Nature but make it personal

Neutral shaker luxury kitchen, open plan with banquette seating.
This neutral tone Highgate kitchen provides a calm and tranquil environment to relax in.

Making your space feel earthy and spacious doesn’t mean bypassing luxury. Incorporating neutral handcrafted kitchen furniture into your home will help your environment to feel light and fresh. White walls will reflect light throughout the room, enhancing an airy atmosphere.

Stunning contemporary kitchen with dramatic marble across the island the wall. Premium gaggenau appliances and quooker tap.
This modern kitchen incorporates neutral tones, but the Irish Oak and Italian marble take centre stage. Twickenham kitchen.

Neutral bespoke kitchens might sound devoid of personality, but they needn’t be. From traditional to modern designs, there’s plenty of scope to design a dream kitchen that’s as unique as you are.

Inspired by the outdoors

Deep green luxury kitchen with Sub-Zero wolf appliances, banquette seating integrated into the island.
Traditional Cooks and Company Ossington kitchen in Green Smoke.

Incorporating colour into your kitchen highlights your personality. So, if a neutral kitchen really isn’t your idea of interior design heaven, consider introducing a splash of green instead. Or how about earthy tones such as taupe, brown, khaki or mauve? In the elegant classic kitchen above, a warm forest green creates harmony between the indoor and outdoor space. Calm and sophisticated natural undertones such as
forest green or deep blue are perfect for establishing a connection with your garden. And finally, you can’t go wrong with a house plant or two, or three, or four.

Taking it alfresco

Big green egg, outdoor cooking.
From pizza to paella, the Big Green Egg is the perfect accompaniment to sunny days.

Utilising your outdoor space as an additional cooking area is also a wonderful way to maintain that connection between your kitchen and your garden. There are so many outdoor cooking appliances on offer, so you really can make the most of the warmer weather.

Natural materials matter

Bespoke cabinetry made with Irish Oak, the very best of German appliances from Gaggenau and Miele and Quooker. Italian marble takes centre stage on the impressive splashback, the open oak shelving has enabled the heavily veined marble to be a magnificent focal point really showing of the dramatic natural beauty of the veins.
Twickenham range highlighting the use of natural materials and textured accessories that create a cohesive look.

You can bring the outdoors in by using high-quality kitchen materials in your kitchen such as wood and natural fibres. Take a look at our Twickenham design above. You’ll notice that the natural open oak shelving really contrasts with the marble creating a cohesive and sophisticated vibe. There are lots of textured and natural accessories that complement the entire look.

Also, another feature to consider when looking to encourage cohesion between your kitchen and garden is flooring. Opt for a natural surface such as stone or concrete. These natural textures will blur the boundary between your kitchen and the outdoors. For a seamless transition, consider using the same flooring material both inside and out. Or, if neither of those options are possible, try aiming for the same colour instead.

We’re passionate about design and interior trends, which filters into our luxury kitchen design and installation business. We know what works because we’re constantly learning and building on our expertise to make our clients’ kitchen dreams come true.
If you plan on investing in a luxury bespoke kitchen this year, let’s have a conversation today.


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