‘Kitchen floors are subjected to splashes and spills, so they need durable, low-maintenance flooring. Porcelain design has become more sophisticated, with replica stone, terracotta, slate and wood styles – beautiful for a dining area.
‘If you choose terracotta, real stone or slate, ensure that it’s sealed correctly when it’s installed to protect it from stains. It will occasionally need re-sealing or waxing, so follow the manufacturer’s instructions.’
‘For a contemporary scheme, high gloss units work especially well in a kitchen-diner. You can offset this sometimes minimalist look and create a little warmth by using colour cleverly – this will transform what could be an austere space and inject some vibrancy. Use your chosen shade carefully, on a few wall units or as a drawer line, for example. It’s best to choose a colour you love rather than follow the trends as colours go in and out of fashion.
‘Your choice of furniture should complement the kitchen units to get the perfect result. Brightly coloured chairs will create fun and interest in a white kitchen – but if there are a lot of colour features in your design scheme already, then clear acrylic styles are a good option.’
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