These stunning kitchen designs became the heart of the home of these Grand Designs projects.

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Image: Mark Bolton

While the majority of the show’s running time is dedicated to the building process of innovative self build homes, seeing the final result is a much anticipated moment.

If interiors are your thing, the Grand Designs magazine team have chosen some of the most beautiful, interesting and unique kitchens from projects featured on the show to showcase in more detail.

Natural Bridges, Cornwall

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Image: Mark Bolton

Harry and Briony Anscombe, and their children Alice, Eleni and Rocky, put their all into their self build home inspired by a house that featured in the film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The kitchen is undoubtedly the centrepiece of the home, with structural glazing offering picturesque views of the landscape.

The kitchen was handmade by Charlie Turner from oak-veneered plywood with stainless steel work surfaces - simple, practical and permitting the lofty proportions of the space and the view outside to be the stars of the space.

Read more: TV house: Self build inspired by Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Iceni House, Lincolnshire

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Image: Fiona Walker-Arnott

Amy and Paul Wilkinson’s self build came with many challenges down to its make-up of vast interconnected drums made from timber frames.

The kitchen showcases all that is unique about the house – from its circular nature to Paul and Amy’s signature style.

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Image: Fiona Walker-Arnott

A bespoke kitchen echoes the shape of the kitchen ‘drum’, and a Caesarstone worktop features a meandering ‘lazy river’ sink, which is made of blue quartz. Its design was inspired by a similar sink seen at the showroom when choosing the work surfaces. 

Read more: TV House: the dramatic Lincolnshire round house

The steam bent house, Cornwall

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Image: Paul Ryan-Goff

For Danie and Tom Raffield, wood was an obvious choice for their timber extension to a Cornish cottage – Tom is a product designer who specialises in steam bending wood after all.

grand designs tv house - kitchen in the steam bent house, cornwall

Image: Paul Ryan-Goff

Their open-plan kitchen-diner features an oak veneer kitchen with an island unit stained a dark charcoal colour topped with an industrial-style concrete work surface to match the exposed eco concrete flooring, which acts as a heat store.

The bespoke kitchen made by Kettles of Fowey features sliding doors that can conceal the sink and surround shelving.

Read more: TV House: Steam bent timber house in Cornwall

The cowshed, Somerset

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Image: Bradley Quinn

Ed and Vicky Versluy embarked on their Grand Designs project after setting eyes on a semi-derelict concrete and brick cowshed in Somerset. The work was largely done by Ed himself - a first time self-builder, but this DIY approach can be seen in their kitchen space too.

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Image: Bradley Quinn

The kitchen includes a concrete work surface plus a chunky island made from railway sleepers. The large open-plan living, dining and kitchen area looks out over the panoramic south-facing views of the Somerset hills

Read more: TV house: Cowshed conversion in Somerset

Haringey House,  north London

 grand designs tv house - kitchen in haringey self build home

Image: Fraser Marr

Mark Edwards and Penny Talelli’s self build may be best remembered for the bright yellow, laser-cut staircase, but this is just one element of what makes their kitchen so special.

Inspiration for the wooden kitchen cupboards, handmade by a cabinet-maker, came from the design of old-fashioned ice boxes, topped with a white porcelain work surface to combine old and new. 

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Image: Fraser Marr

Another distinctive feature of the space is the ceiling lights that form an interlocking pattern of squares, designed by Penny. ‘We wanted something that would decorate the ceiling but most options were so expensive, and inset spotlights really wouldn’t do,’ Mark explains. ‘So with the help of our electrician we put together a design from metal conduit. It was inexpensive, but painted black and with light fittings attached it looks amazing.’

 

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