Claredon Residence: eclectic Kitchen by Sphere Design & Architecture

12 simple kitchens with ideas to copy

Johannes van Graan Johannes van Graan
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When it comes to personal style, each and every home is sure to have its own, unique character that can inspire others – well, that’s how it would be in a perfect world, seeing as most of us don’t really give our interior styles the TLC they deserve.

Well, if your interiors have been looking a bit underloved lately, we’re here to provide some fresh inspiration, particularly for the heart of your home: the kitchen. Take a look at these 12 examples to find some tips and tricks related to style, design, layout, space usage, storage areas, and more!

1. Open cubby holes with baskets not only promote storage, they ensure both contrast and character in this modern kitchen.

House Alterations, Internal Refurbishment and Extentions: minimalistic Kitchen by DG Construction
DG Construction

House Alterations, Internal Refurbishment and Extentions

DG Construction

2. Never underestimate the style power of a backsplash, which can take any kitchen design from ‘bland’ to ‘brilliant’.

Residential French Lane: modern Kitchen by HEID Interior Design
HEID Interior Design

Residential French Lane

HEID Interior Design

3. Make your island/breakfast bar more prominent with striking lighting fixtures, like these beautiful pendants.

4. Speaking of islands, remember that they can also help out with storage space and displaying your range of cheeky kitchen accessories.

5. Don’t you love how these hot-red appliances grab attention? Who said grey stainless steel was your only option?

Project : Gray Thomson: classic Kitchen by Capital Kitchens cc
Capital Kitchens cc

Project : Gray Thomson

Capital Kitchens cc

6. Floating shelves are ideal for showing off your crockery collection; just ensure the end result is not too cluttered.

eclectic Kitchen by homify



7. A mobile cart that rolls out of the way when needed? It’s an ingenious kitchen island on wheels!

House Serfontein: rustic Kitchen by Muse Architects
Muse Architects

House Serfontein

Muse Architects

8. Even the quirkiest corners and layouts can be made functional with the right cabinetry designs.

De Kelders Residence Hermanus Western Cape: modern Kitchen by CS DESIGN

De Kelders Residence Hermanus Western Cape


9. We are mad about this informal little dining space in the middle of the cooking zone. If you have the space, why not?

10. Subtle cabinetry designs (look: no knobs or handles!) combined with open storage ensures a visually interesting space.

11. Natural lighting is important, and it’s amazing how a beautiful view can inspire your culinary skills.

ALTERATION FRESNAYE, CAPE TOWN: modern Kitchen by Grobler Architects
Grobler Architects


Grobler Architects

12. A simple dining table with chairs is all it takes to separate your one-wall kitchen from the rest of the open-plan room.

For more inspiration, have a look at these 12 beautiful South African kitchens with wooden cabinets.

Which ideas will you be implementing in your kitchen ASAP?
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