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10 Modular Kitchen Design Ideas

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

Kitchen with pops of colors
This is a straight up modern kitchen, but the pops of colour and clean lines have been used to separate the kitchen into two areas: storage and preparation.

2. White Modules

Kitchen with two separate 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

Large open plan kitchen and dining area
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

All white kitchen and dining room
This all white kitchen and dining room uses a common colour theme of white, green, and silver wood, but it’s the walkway between the table and kitchen island that separates the two areas of the room.

5. Classic Style Kitchen

Kitchen with a glossy and chic breakfast table
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

Red and black modern kitchen
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

Kitchen islands create a two separate functional areas in one kitchen
Kitchen islands are perhaps the most simple way to create a two separate functional areas in one kitchen, especially if you have a lot of spare floor space in your kitchen.

8. Chic Monotone Kitchen

White and black areas have been used to define areas of the room
If style is as important to you as function, take inspiration from this sleek monotone kitchen dining room, where white and black areas have been used to define areas of the room.

9. Functional Kitchen Island

 Kitchen island here doubles as a storage and sink area, and a breakfast bar
The kitchen island here doubles as a storage and sink area, and a breakfast bar. This encourages communication and spending time together while cooking.

10. Sunny Yellow Kitchen

 Modular kitchen design
This warm kitchen has added a yellow and white peninsula to break off from the dining room, but applied the same colour palette and ceiling panels to make it feel like one room.

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.

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