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The best new kitchen buys for stylish homes

Our edit of the latest kitchen designs, from taps and worktops to cabinets and gadgets

ikea's bodarp kitchen cabinet fronts

While we’ve long recognised that the kitchen is the heart of the home, recent research has highlighted just how integral it is – on average, we spend around three hours a day there. So let that be your impetus to create a space that you love to hang out in. We’ve put together the best new designs and products all in one place, from surfaces and cabinetry, to accessories and appliances.

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1 Brass hanging rail and hooks by Devol
devol brass kitchen hanging rail

Devol’s recently launched aged-brass hanging rail and butchers’ hooks are simple additions to a kitchen, yet they are deceptively multitasking. They can be used at the end of an island for tea towels, above the hob to keep utensils and pans within easy reach or even along the ceiling fora creative display that maximises every inch of space. Available in five standard sizes as well as bespoke lengths, the rails are sealed with a thin wax coating to protect the finish. From £90 devolkitchens.co.uk

2 ‘Sowden’ kettle by George Sowden for Hay
hay's colourful new kettle by george sowden

Set to make mornings that little bit brighter, Hay’s new kitchen appliances give countertops a splash of the brand’s idiosyncratic colour palette. Designed by Memphis Group member George Sowden (who has also created salt and pepper mills, tea and coffee pots, and tins for the brand), the kettle comes in four colourways, including ‘Yellow, red, blue’ (pictured). There's also a matching toaster. £95 selfridges.co.uk

3 ‘JT Wedge’ splashback by Jack Trench
jack trench wedge kitchen splashback
Jack Trench

The ‘JT Wedge’ is kitchen specialist Jack Trench’s take on the traditional splashback. Seemingly carved from a solid block of marble, the freestanding design doubles up as a storage ledge for worktop essentials, such as oils and condiments, and can be made to bespoke dimensions in Corian or any type of marble. From £2,950 jacktrench.co.uk

4 ‘Knife holder’ by String
string's kitchen knife block
Marcus Lawett

The beauty of the iconic ‘String System’ by the eponymous Danish brand is that it can be used in every area of the home for a multitude of purposes. And with its latest addition, it offers a stylish alternative to kitchen cupboards. The oak ‘Knife Holder’ hooks onto the metal shelf bracket, freeing up worktops as well as keeping blades out of reach of little hands. £101 utilitydesign.co.uk

5 ‘Bodarp’ doors by Ikea
ikea bodarp eco friendly recycled plastic kitchen cabinet fronts

For a quick update, Ikea’s new 'Bodarp' kitchen front ticks all the boxes. Available in a stylish, muted grey-green shade, the doors and drawers have a matt finish that’s pleasingly tactile. Another boon is the design’s eco credentials – 'Bodarp' is made using 100 per cent renewable energy and has a coating produced from recycled plastic bottles. From £35 for a door, ikea.com

6 British Standard's Larder
british standard's kitchen larder
British Standard

A much-coveted kitchen feature, the larder’s resurgence has grown steadily since Suffolk-based cabinetmaker Plain English introduced its bespoke version in 2006. Now sister brand British Standard has produced its own, more accessible, off-the-peg design. Reflecting the pared-back signature style of the firm, it has simple shelving, pull-out trays and customisable elements that include the paint colour, hardware and worktop. From £3,900 britishstandardcupboards.co.uk

7 ‘London’ chopping board by Darkroom
darkroom london 'woodernism' wooden chopping boards

Crafted from London trees that were felled for construction sites and would have otherwise have been chipped, Darkroom's 'London' boards combine functionality with sculptural beauty – display along your worktop for an instant update. £60, darkroomlondon.com

8 Kinfill's eco-friendly, refillable cleaning products
kinfill's eco friendly refillable cleaning products

While most household cleaners come in plastic bottles and are made up of 90 per cent water, Kinfill uses glass vials for its concentrated biodegradable products. These can be decanted into the brand’s refillable – and stylish – glass bottles and topped up with tap water, reducing its environmental impact further. From around £4.50 for a refill vial, kinfill.com

9 ‘Terra Firma’ tiles by Balineum
balineum glazed 'terra' tiles

Balineum's 'Terra Firma' glazed tiles will add some organic lustre to kitchen splashbacks. Available in 11 colours – including (clockwise from top) 'Chalk', 'Husk', 'Bone', 'Shale' and 'Zinc' – they are inspired by the palette of mid-century architects, from John Lautner to Craig Ellwood. £320 per square metre, balineum.co.uk

10 ‘Cube’ tap by Quooker
quooker kitchen filter tap

Quooker’s ‘Cube’ is an accessory that fits easily onto any of the brand’s existing taps. It’s installed next to the tank in the cabinet below to provide filtered, chilled and sparkling water at the touch of a button, as well as 100 degrees Celsius water – the first time all three have been available from one tap. From £2,300, quooker.co.uk

11 ‘Contemporanea’ kitchen by Officine Gullo
officine gullo's contemporeana kitchen
Officine Gullo

Officine Gullo’s iconic kitchens are considered the go-to for those as serious about their food as they are about quality design and craftsmanship. The Italian brand’s latest launch is ‘Contemporanea’, a sleek and modern take on its signature rustic-style model that shares the same high standards in materials and durability. With a steel structure and a solid brass trim, it’s a design that will stand the test of time in more ways than one. From £54,000 officinegullo.com

12 ‘Ratio’ kitchen by Vincent Van Duysen for Dada
ratio kitchen by vincent van duysen for dada
Molteni Dada

The latest kitchen by celebrated Belgian architect and designer Vincent Van Duysen, ‘Ratio’ is based on the concept of mixing proportions. ‘The interplay of vertical and horizontal lines gives it a strikingly graphic expression,’ explains the designer, who has combined blocks of luxe materials such as silk georgette marble and Rapolano travertine with bronze aluminium to create a pared-back but interesting centrepiece designed for living as well as cooking and eating. From £75,000 dada-kitchens.com

13 ‘Black Tempal’ by Caesarstone
caesarstone's black tempal kitchen surface

Several years in the making, Caesarstone’s new quartet of dark
and moody shades are the result of research excursions into natural landscapes. After one trip to the desert, the team was inspired by the tonal qualities of different stones at night. New colours ‘Black Tempal’ (pictured), ‘Oxidian’ and ‘Piatto Black’ have a slight texture that adds tactility while reducing the impact of finger marks, or for a sleek, polished finish there’s ‘Empira Black’. From £550 per sq m caesarstone.co.uk

14 ‘VIVO screen’ oven by Smeg
inviting european style kitchen illuminated by a wall of windows  room is comfortably cluttered with papers stacked on a side table and several bottles and packages on the table  fashionably distressed brick walls, painted white, give the room a rough, rustic feel

Smeg’s ‘VIVO Screen’ connected ovens offer a plethora of functions and mod-cons, but also have a secret weapon: their large, easy-to-use full-colour touch displays. Press and hold any icon for three seconds and a pop-up will explain its function. The oven can also be controlled from a handheld device via the Smeg Connect app. From £1,099 smeguk.com

15 Bespoke kitchens by Uncommon Projects
uncommon projects kitchen
Jocelyn Low

Shown here within Tikari Works’ London-based Pocket House design scheme, this minimalist kitchen by Uncommon Projects will really cut the mustard for cooks with an unruly collection of oils and spices. Ingredients can still be kept close at hand, yet are cleverly hidden away when not in use. Low, counter-level cupboards with space-saving sliding doors free up the wall above. From £25,000 uncommonprojects.co.uk

16 Diptyque's refillable hand wash
diptyque refillable soap

Diptyque’s skincare products are now proudly free from controversial ingredients such as parabens and silicones. Just as eco-conscious is the new packaging: the elegant glass bottles, perfect for adorning sinks, can be refilled with 350ml recyclable pouches. ‘Exfoliating Hand Wash’ from £45; refills, from £26 diptyqueparis.com

17 ‘K1 pantry’ by Brookmans by Smallbone
brookmans by smallbone kitchen
Brookmans by Smallbone

Sister brand to Smallbone of Devizes, Brookmans by Smallbone recently snapped up an ELLE Decoration British Design Award, and only a few months after its launch. Its two stylish kitchen models –‘K1’, a contemporary take on classic Georgian cabinetry, and ‘K2’, a sleek, modern design – are now both installed at Heal’s flagship Tottenham Court Road store, where various finishes and configurations are on display, including the ‘K1 pantry in Arizona’ (pictured). Choose from 20 shades and many customisable details. From £25,000 brookmans.co.uk

18 ‘Miami Colour Pop’ taps by Dowsing & Reynolds
dowsing  reynolds' miami colour pop kitchen tap collection
Dowsing & Reynolds

Hardware supplier Dowsing & Reynolds is on a mission to bring fun into the kitchen with its new ‘Miami Colour Pop’ collection. As the name suggests, the new shades are inspired by Miami’s art deco movement and comprise three hues; ‘Miami Pink’, ‘Neo Mint’ and ‘White’. Washing-up suddenly got a little bit brighter. ‘Tinkisso’ kitchen mixer tap, £99.99 dowsingandreynolds.com

19 ‘Wi3123GM’ wine cabinet by Caple
caple ‘wi3123gm’ wine cabinet

Caple’s ‘Wi3123GM’ wine cabinet has a near-invisible digital control panel and operates at 43 decibels (average conversation levels fall around 59dB), making it easy to forget it’s there at all. From £607 caple.co.uk

20 ‘DeLinea’ kitchen by Scavolini
‘delinea’, the latest range from pioneering italian kitchen makers scavolini

‘DeLinea’, the latest range from pioneering Italian kitchen makers Scavolini, is a streamlined system that makes a statement without dominating open-plan living spaces. Considered details are central to its concept – the recessed handles have a 45-degree profile for an improved grip, and along with plinths (often overlooked), shelves and breakfast bar supports, can be finished in an array of lacquers and metallics including brass (pictured), making it easy to create a coherent space. From £10,000 scavolini.com

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