Kitchens

How to create a super-stylish kitchen that’s tailored to your lifestyle

Life Kitchens offer a personalised and practical approach to creating your dream kitchen

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The kitchen is the very heartbeat of the home, where we create everything from mouthwatering meals to memories gathered round with family and friends. As we’re now spending so much time at home, it’s more important than ever that our kitchen is a chic sanctuary that seamlessly blends practical needs with personal taste.  

As well as being aesthetically pleasing, your kitchen should be built around the way you live your life, whether it’s a buzzing social hub or a sleek, clean-lined space. This process is made easy with Life Kitchens, whose design approach is personal and tailored to you as an individual. The fifth-generation family business has spent over 110 years expertly crafting kitchens to meet your every need, with a tailored approach at every stage, from planning to installation.  

What’s more, it’s the only kitchen brand to offer a 4D virtual reality service so you can get a feel of how your new kitchen will look and feel, helping you to make design choices more easily along the way.  

Life Kitchens' huge range of styles allows them to meet any creative, storage-solution or design-led need, and there’s now six new stunning ranges to help make choosing even easier. Discover the new collections below, from heritage-style homely to fresh industrial-luxe looks.

1. Classic and traditional

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Create a modern kitchen with all the hallmarks of classic English tradition with the Life Kitchens' Homely collection. 

A framed Shaker design is teamed with textural timber graining, and offers a heritage aesthetic with all the necessary modern amenities. The high-quality oak and craftsmanship teams with brass finishes, timber panelling, a Belfast sink and kitchen hooks for an up-to-date take on a traditional, cosy feel. 

What’s more, there’s tailored solutions at every turn, from integrated bench seating to open shelving and innovative drawer solutions. Contemporary touches like LED strip lighting and a Miele stainless steel range oven brings this classic style into the 21st century.

2. Refined rustic and rough-luxe

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Pair rustic opulence with industrial touches with the Life Kitchens' Luxe collection. The earthy colour palette is paired with an array of textures to create a rough-luxe scheme for a warm yet plush finish. 

Think opulent, warm neutral doors, with rich, deep-oak accents, paired with dark marble style worktops and metallic knurled bar handles. There’s hidden functionality to keep the look luxurious and tidy, and a sculptural take on the kitchen island, naturally sectioning off the cooking space from the dining area.

3. Relaxed and informal 

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If you love a welcoming, informal look, the Life Kitchens' Relaxed collection was made for you. Modern simplicity meets traditional design principles for an inviting look that’s lived-in and functional. Light grey quartz worktops and metallic bar handles give a contemporary look to the classic Shaker style.

 The minimal style boasts clever features, like a hidden pantry for all your spices and cooking accessories, for a clutter-free look. Of course, you can tailor everything to your individual needs, from glazed dresser units to feature bookcases.

4. Contemporary sleek lines and seamless style

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Looking for a contemporary-chic style? The Life Kitchens' Seamless collection is ideal. Refined glamour mixes with industrial styling for a flawless modern look with sleek lines and handleless cabinetry. 

There’s an abundance of storage options to suit any space, from full-height larders hidden behind stylish cabinetry to deep drawers on each side of the central island. The pared-back cabinetry allows you to be creative with the finishing touches, which could include brass accent trims or antique mirror splashbacks. Tones are muted, warm and luxurious for a modern open-plan feel.

5. A fresh take on modern industrial

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Industrial design fans will love the fresh approach to the look in the Life Kitchens' Structured range, with contemporary, slimline, Shaker cabinetry meeting rough textures for a unique, modern look. The slim Stanton cabinetry in Putty, paired with the dark-toned industrial style worktop is a cool contrast and a distinctive aesthetic. 

Compact storage opportunities means there’s no room for clutter, and the modular shelving and fluted glazed cabinets bring character to the look and offer a stylish way to display your plants and accessories. The timber herringbone breakfast bar and shelving back panelling add a natural, organic element to the space for a calm yet edgy design.

6. Vibrant and vivid mid-century modern

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Add a touch of mid-century modern retro cool to your home with the Life Kitchens' Vivid collection. It boasts a sophisticated, linear aesthetic, with handleless cabinets and sleek lines complemented by textured panelling and brass highlights adding depth. The luxurious cascading marble-style worktop is a statement piece, while the new Regiment hue is a strong sage green that adds a natural, tranquil feel. 

The Vivid range includes a refreshingly contemporary take on a kitchen dresser, with open shelving and geometric framed units that run across the kitchen. And the U-shaped design is a modern way to segregate the living area from the dining. A colourful, contemporary choice.

For more information visit www.life-kitchens.co.uk; request a brochure here; book an appointment here.

Jennifer Ebert
Jennifer Ebert

Jennifer is the Digital Editor at Homes & Gardens. Having worked in the interiors industry for a number of years, spanning many publications, she now hones her digital prowess on the 'best interiors website' in the world. Multi-skilled, Jennifer has worked in PR and marketing, and the occasional dabble in the social media, commercial and e-commerce space. 


Over the years, she has written about every area of the home, from compiling design houses from some of the best interior designers in the world to sourcing celebrity homes, reviewing appliances and even the odd news story or two.