Creating a casual-contemporary style vibe using freestanding furniture is a versatile and different way to plan your new kitchen look
Why choose freestanding? Once used in purely traditional kitchen designs, the modern take on freestanding furniture can be used just as easily to create a contemporary look, with eclectic elements that can help personalise your space. Different pieces can be added as your needs change, without the hassle and expense of replacing the entire kitchen. You may start with compact components for instance and then replace these with larger designs as the family grows and their individual needs change. You will also be able to take any modular elements with you if you move house, which makes any investment entirely worthwhile. Bear in mind though that anything that incorporates plumbing or electric such as an island with hob and sink will need to stay in situ.
Freestanding islands or tables provide additional workspace and storage with the benefit of being able to be moved into a different position when needed. This means you could also save on installation costs. Larders and pantry cupboards can be combined with fitted furniture for the best of both worlds. Many kitchens are now designed with fitted and freestanding units and the old fashioned store cupboard has been given a modern update that provides a chic and statement alternative to the pull-out metal larder. Bespoke items can be made to suit your space, style and colour scheme while incorporating any appliances you may want, such as the hob, downdraft extractor, sink, dishwasher, wine cabinet or fridge drawers.
Pictured: Induction table, £16,260, La Cornue; Joyce cabinet in Rubrum finish, £5,995, Pinch; Medium Shaker dresser, £4,041, John Lewis of Hungerford.
Article by: Hayley Gilbert