Discover how modern gloss kitchen cabinetry complements this showstopping architectural design. 


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If you’re blessed with great views from your home, you can really make the most of them with a sensitive and innovative kitchen design that lets the light flood in. We take a look at one project that’s sleek, modern and sensitive to its surroundings.

The kitchen brief

The homeowners wanted to make the most of their picturesque views over the Chew Valley, which meant a kitchen that was flooded with natural light. The brief was simple – to create a large open-plan kitchen perfect for cooking and entertaining, but also a place to retreat and relax.

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'I had a clear idea of what I wanted,' explains the homeowner, 'so it was just a case of making sure the kitchen layout was right for me and that it also didn’t look too clinical.'

Storage solutions

To make sure it didn’t feel stark, they opted for a warm-toned gloss in Stone Grey and Light Grey from the H Line Lumina Range by Masterclass Kitchens. 'This range boasts a large variety of options allowing for us to have extra wide deep drawers, which we utilised for the island,' explains kitchen designer Daniel. 'We tried to keep the layout simple with tall units in the darker corner and no wall-hung units on the main sink run.'

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What the homeowner has been left with is a beautifully sleek modern kitchen. 'I now have a multi-purpose kitchen-dining space,' they commented, 'which has different zones that are perfect for cooking and entertaining for friends and family.'

Island living

The homeowners’ favourite part of the handleless kitchen design is the island, as it provides a great cooking, preparation and casual dining area.

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'I love the fact that when I’m cooking, I have everything in a nice working triangle.' To keep your gloss kitchen looking sleek, opt for a bank of tall housing for your appliances and storage solutions. To ensure even more natural light, choose a mirrored splash back – this not only brightens your space but oozes modern sophistication.

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Are you planning a modern gloss kitchen? Masterclass Kitchens are an innovative kitchen manufacturer, with more than 130 specialist kitchen retailers across the U.K. To find out more, visit the Masterclass Kitchens website

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