Creating a Cultural kitchen
For a kitchen that sparks memories of travel and adventure, discover how to introduce design influences from around the world.
How to get the look
Blend bright colours, mixed materials and treasures from your travels to bring your Cultural kitchen to life.
Step one: Choose your cabinet doors
The wood grain finishes and heritage-inspired designs found in our Shaker collection create a rustic, old-world feel. Your builder can customise Burford Paintable cabinet doors in any shade. Choose a colour that would look at home in a Moroccan kitchen.
Step two: Pick your worktop
A light stone-effect worktop will stand the test of time, providing a hardwearing surface on which to prepare and serve your favourite world cuisines. For a more down-to-earth feel, ask your builder to fit a solid oak block worktop which looks like it could have been hand-crafted by a local carpenter.
Step three: Select a sink and tap
A classic ceramic Belfast sink or stainless-steel sink is reminiscent of humble restaurant kitchens and the functional work spaces of European chefs. Your builder can introduce a heritage design touch with a Lamona Rienza swan neck tap, evoking the style of fittings salvaged from period properties.
Step four: Choose your appliances
Your builder can ensure integrated appliances are hidden away behind cabinet doors, or built under your worktop to keep your kitchen neat and uncluttered. A built under fridge gives you easy access to ingredients, letting you recreate dishes from your travels with ease.
Step five: Find flooring and door furniture
Concrete or grey slate-effect laminate tiles have the feel of Mediterranean kitchens, and are easy to look after too. Ask your builder to replace your door furniture with pewter-effect handles, which have an unpolished finish and a vintage look.
Step six: Add finishing touches
Brightly painted and patterned crockery will make dinner time more colourful, and can be stacked on open shelving to create a design feature. Accessorise with mementoes and souvenirs from around the world, paired with pots of greenery and herbs.
Choose from more than 70 kitchen designs
Discover our kitchens, which can be tailored to suit your home and way of life. Explore our Shaker, Universal and Contemporary designs for inspiration when you are planning a new kitchen.