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Choosing joinery for a modern kitchen

Discover how the right joinery and hardware can help create a kitchen you will love to spend time in.

Well-crafted units are the backbone of good quality kitchens, but once you have decided on your cabinet doors, it is time to pay attention to the other doors and handles in the room.

Start with the kitchen door

The entrance to your kitchen is the place where first impressions are made, and a well-chosen door can make all the difference.

  • Choose a Victorian-style door to echo your home’s original features, or for a more contemporary look, try a single panel design with a simple brushed-steel or nickel handle to match any similar elements in the kitchen.
  • Glass panelled doors help maximise natural light and give a useful view between rooms, adding a sense of depth, while frosted glazing or decorative film offers more privacy.
  • Several kitchens have an external door, too. Make sure yours includes the latest security features, as well as contributing to the crisp lines that define the room.

Internal kitchen door considerations

When planning your modern kitchen, do not neglect the internal doors

Modern kitchen pantry doors
A bi-fold door could be a great option for your pantry, as they are easy to open in small spaces.

Modern kitchen cupboard doors
Work with your builder to choose a cupboard door that will stand the test of time.

Updating small features can make a big impact

You will likely spend a lot of time in your kitchen if it is open plan, so attention to detail is particularly important. Updating your kitchen offers the perfect opportunity to freshen up other features, such as damaged skirting boards in the living room area. The overall effect of neatening up these features can make a big visual impact.

Changes to your kitchen can impact your entire home

With a few understated details and subtle home improvements, you can introduce a contemporary feel in the kitchen – arguably the heart of your home – and let it spread throughout your entire property.