Kitchens are the heart of the home, and with that, we use the room for more than just cooking and eating. We have dedicated areas of our kitchens for dining, relaxing, working, and even studying. To make dynamic kitchens work for us, we use a tool called ‘zoning’, which is using interior design to create specific zones in our kitchen that separate the room and give it order, but also creates a modern and modular look.
This is achieved with clever kitchen shapes, colours, textures and even appliances to define areas of the room. It’s usually used in modern kitchens as the way we use our kitchens has changed in recent years, but zoning can also be applied to traditional style kitchens. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite modular kitchens to show you how it is possible to create a modular kitchen for modern living:
1. Glossy Colour Modules
2. White Modules
This all white kitchen has created two separate modules for dining and working, and another for kitchen appliances and cooking. This is a great solution for families who want to keep children away from cooking areas but still want to keep an eye on them as you’re cooking.
3. Formal And Informal Dining Options
This large open plan kitchen and dining area creates modules to create a kitchen with separate dining and breakfast bar areas. Colours and textures keep the areas separate, with two options for dining.
4. Centre Walkway
5. Classic Style Kitchen
Modular kitchen design isn’t reserved for modern styles only – this classic wooden kitchen has created two separate cooking and dining modules by adding a glossy and chic breakfast table to it’s traditional wooden theme.
6. Open Plan Kitchen And Living Room
In another look at the red and black modern kitchen we saw earlier, from another angle we can see how the kitchen has remained informal by adding an open walkway into a relaxed living area, using the same colour walls to keep the open plan flow.
7. Traditional Kitchen Islands
8. Chic Monotone Kitchen
9. Functional Kitchen Island
10. Sunny Yellow Kitchen
Before you design your kitchen, consider what’s most important to you and what you want to achieve by creating a new room, and begin your planning and design with that in mind.