About This Project


The brief for this project was to help our client create a contemporary and sophisticated new kitchen.

The previous kitchen had suited family life when the children were younger but was now ready for a more grown-up transformation. Our clients wanted a practical kitchen for busy family life but something that was much more contemporary and representative of their interior style.

This ultra-modern handleless kitchen is from our luxury German range, Lúxus24. It is a stunning example of the range in matte black with Dekton worktops and splashback. It is cool, contemporary and the perfect addition to this stylish home.

Paines & Gray Kitchen Design

Previously, the kitchen layout was a U-shape with peninsula which had meant there was only one access point to the main kitchen. This had made it feel overly busy when several members of the family were in there, and there was no natural flow around the space.

We designed the new kitchen with a central island and breakfast bar, rather than a peninsula. Not only does this enable access from the living area and hallway, but it also creates a natural flow around the kitchen and plenty of space for everyone to access what they need. It is a sociable, sophisticated space without compromising on practicality.

As part of the transformation, our clients were keen to refresh the original colour scheme, too. The previous kitchen had featured black worktops and cream furniture. They knew they wanted a very contemporary scheme and liked the dark, dramatic colours but didn’t want the space to feel too dark.

Black kitchen design

Falling for the soft matte black finish sealed their decision, and they went for their dream dramatic scheme! To add some texture and warmth to the design, Toronto-Cognac vintage oak doors feature above the hob and above the coffee station.

Our clients are delighted with how light and spacious the kitchen feels despite the dominant black furniture. The key to this kitchen not feeling too dark is the fabulous Dekton worktops and splashbacks in Daze. This is a white-pale grey engineered stone with statement grey veining. The veining is beautiful, and the white-grey background reflects light all around the space, providing great contrast to the matte black furniture.

German design kitchens Reigate

The inspiration for the worktops was Carrara marble, our clients wanted something that offered the same luxurious Italian style. Daze from Dekton was the perfect choice; it is a non-porous, robust stone that delivers on style and practicality.

Key Appliances

Ready for busy family life, groups of teens and entertaining, this kitchen features both a full-height Bosch fridge and freezer, a Bosch oven and microwave, The 1810 Company EtraDuo 1.5 bowl sink in stainless steel, BORA Pure downdraft extraction hob and a Quooker tap.

Modern Kitchen Design
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Talk to us about redesigning your family kitchen. Get in touch via the website or drop us an email at info@painesandgray.co.uk.

Light and spacious kitchen design