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Sevenoaks A21 / M25 junction 4
Sevenoaks A21 / M25 J4

Italian inspiration for a truly funky kitchen design

Laura and Fabio had one of our handmade kitchens in their sights from their first visit to our showroom. A new home extension provided the perfect opportunity to put their Italian-inspired design flair into practice, and create a striking, stylish and truly funky kitchen.

Funky kitchen design

Making a splash

Back-painted glass splashbacks are a fantastic way to create a sleek and unfussy design feature In your kitchen, especially where space is limited, or you want to draw the eye through the space.

The toughened glass is an ideal solution for a smooth, wipe-clean surface that stays looking pristine. Back-painting the glass enables design freedom to provide contrasting or complementary colour tones.

Laura and Fabio’s choice of sunshine yellow is the essence of the funky design statement in their kitchen.

It is striking, yet warm, it picks up features such as their blinds and accessories. Most importantly, the contrast of the yellow with their choice of cabinetry elevates it to create an impressive finish.

Funky kitchen design

Ideas from Italy, blue from Paris

Light and spacious design

A feeling of light and space was an important part of this galley-style kitchen for Laura and Fabio, so that the design statements didn’t overtake the feeling of calm.

Their choice of Parisien Blue gloss cabinetry is the ideal balance to the pop of sunshine yellow. The floor to ceiling profile, along with steel ‘Gola’ handle-less trim, brings elegance and simplicity.

Parisien Blue gloss cabinetry

The internal carcasses of the cabinetry are finished in Kronospan Alby Blue, which is complemented by the warmth of oak shelves and drawers.

Cohesive design features

The eye is lead through this kitchen thanks to a series of carefully chosen features.

The steel grey ‘leathered’ granite worktops are understated and tie in perfectly with Laura and Fabio’s kitchen table and chairs.

Funky kitchen design with granite worktops

Appliances without compromise

Laura and Fabio made of the most of the opportunity of designing their kitchen by incorporating sleek, stylish appliances to blend seamlessly into their kitchen.

They chose a Miele single oven, with induction hob flush-fitted into the worktop above. Miele was also their choice for the fridge freezer and Elica ‘Sleek’ extractor.

Miele oven

The sink is the understated and elegant Franke Mythos, fitted with the convenience of the Quooker  Flex tap, providing instant hot, cold or boiling water.

Funky kitchen design

Balancing space and style

An important aspect of Laura and Fabio’s brief was that there would be plenty of work and storage space in their galley kitchen.

Part of fulfilling this requirement was the inclusion of a spacious pantry cupboard, which was cleverly built around a protruding pillar to maximise the available space. It is perfectly offset by the warm oak shelving.

Pantry cupboard

A dream come true

We are extremely pleased with our kitchen and cannot thank Jack enough for making our dream come true!

The customer service we have received throughout the whole process, from the material selection to the finish product, has been outstanding. Jack’s advice on cabinets and appliances has been really helpful; we have always felt that Jack was there for us, listening to our endless questions and going the extra mile to satisfy our requests, even after the kitchen had been fitted!

We highly recommend the Great British Kitchen & Interiors, for the high quality of their products and for the superb care for their customers.

You cannot walk into Laura and Fabio’s kitchen without smiling, watch our video to truly appreciate why Laura and Fabio are so thrilled with their unique, funky kitchen design.


We are always inspired by the opportunity to bring to life the vibrant ideas of our clients.

If you’re looking for inspiration, visit our spacious showroom, or please call us on 01959 53 22 33 to book a design appointment.

Jack Hone

Jack Hone

Chief kitchen designer (and chef in a previous life), who loves creating perfect spaces for people to make memories in.