The ultimate kitchen design ideas and inspiration

What’s cooking, good looking? We’ve rounded up some of our favourite kitchens that highlight the best in kitchen design – beautiful, inspiring, stylish and, of course, functional.

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Modern minimalism from Sublime Architectural Interiors

Contemporary living was high on the agenda for the owner of this inner-city apartment, with the centrepiece being the spectacular, cosmopolitan galley-style kitchen, designed by Kim Duffin of Sublime Architectural Interiors. A bespoke, feature bench top made from cantilevered, silky oak timber is a unique feature.

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A mid century makeover from John Croft Design. Photo: John Downs

Lloyd Hodgkinson of John Croft Design injected a modern feel into a 1920s era home, including this simple and chic new open-plan kitchen, which connects the living areas and is perfect for the homeowner, both keen entertainers. Traditional cabinet fronts and aged bronze hardware give a classic feel and a respectful nod to the original home.

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The Shutter House by Baber Studio. Photo: Christopher Frederick Jones.

This spectacular re-design of a West End home by Baber Studio is aptly named The Shutter House. The kitchen takes pride of place here, with its angular lines reflecting the vertical timber screens that can be completely opened up to allow the outside in.

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Industrial with a high luxe appeal. Photo: Anastasia Kariofyllidis.

Concrete, glass, timber and steel combine to create a modern kitchen that takes industrial style into a whole new level of luxe. At once subtle and spectacular, this beautiful kitchen is befitting the home’s impressive waterfront location – the water’s edge a mere stone’s throw from the cooking space.

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Light, crisp and cool from Darren James Interiors. Photo: Toby Scott.

Contemporary, cool and filled with natural light, this kitchen by Darren James Interiors is simple chic at its finest. Timber accents warm the neutrality of an all white scheme, while clever storage solutions have been built in to keep clutter to an absolute minimum.

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Casual elegance by Rylo Interiors. Photo: Elouise Van Riet-Gray.

With such a timeless and casual elegance, this kitchen by Rylo Interiors elevates the family home to luxurious new heights. The island is free from sinks and cooktops so it becomes a real showstopper. The amazing pendant lights add the finishing touch.

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Classic Cape Cod style from Highgate House. Photo: Steve Ryan.

The modern Cape Cod-inspired style of this home, designed by Leigh Boswell from Highgate House alongside Harry Poulos Architects and builders Abri Homes, extends through to this divine, spacious kitchen. Fabulous and functional, it features classic, elegant skirting boards, window mouldings and joinery details, including turned posts on the island bench, with Carrara marble bench top and ‘tufted’ tiles on the splash back.

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Coastal clifftop luxury. Photo: Greg cox.

Now that’s some view! And the kitchen in this incredible home is just as impressive. Imagine cooking up a family feast with azure waters framed before you? An open-plan design offers an informal cafe-style dining space – a favourite spot for the kids to do their homework and art.

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Show stopping style from Enigma Interiors.

A showpiece kitchen designed by Enigma Interiors is more like a functional work of art, thanks to the beautiful mosaic feature wall and combination of natural stone, timber grain and clever incorporated storage. Thick borders are a fantastic design feature, too.

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A modern kitchen in grand old Bunya Park. Photo: John Downs

With all its sleek sophistication, this light and airy kitchen actually sits within the new extension in one of Toowomba’s grandest historic homes, Bunya Park. Calacatta marble is a luxe addition, befitting such an enviable four-metre long kitchen island.

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A modern farmhouse kitchen, with plenty of warmth. Photo: Anastasia Kariofyllidis.

Artist Emma Nancarrow is right at home in her modern farmhouse-style kitchen, with its dramatic copper pendant lights punctuating the space. Earthy, warm and yet utterly contemporary – we love it!

 

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