U-shaped kitchen

How to design a U-shaped kitchen

Thinking of a U-shaped kitchen? Wren Kitchens guides you through the design process: from colour and lighting to style.

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L-shaped kitchen

Top tips for designing an L-shaped kitchen

Do you have a small or medium sized kitchen? Learn how to maximize space with an L-shaped worktop layout.

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Perfect family kitchen

How to create the perfect family kitchen

Every home is different and in a busy household it's important that the kitchen is a dynamic space where family can gather and go about their lives. When designing a new kitchen, it's essential to create a room that's stylish and functional so it can be used and enjoyed by all. Follow our tips and design the perfect kitchen that the whole family will love.

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Creating a minimalist kitchen

Creating a minimalist kitchen

Clean, stylish and sophisticated, minimalist kitchens are a popular choice for those looking to give their interior a makeover. However, knowing how you want your finished kitchen to look and achieving the desired result can be two very different things. This is especially true if, like me, you find it hard to remember to tidy everything away at the end of a cook-a-thon; leaving pots, pans and appliances out to ruin your perfect minimalist aesthetics. But fear not, with a little bit of forward thought, planning and effort, creating the minimalist kitchen of your dreams can be easy as pie. Before you know it, you too could be enjoying the ultimate clutter-free kitchen.

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Create a spacious kitchen diner

Create a spacious kitchen diner

Sociable, convenient and stylish, eat-in kitchens are incredibly popular these days as modern interior design focuses on the importance of having open plan, liveable spaces in our homes. Though not everyone has the space for an eight-seater dining table, or full size Aga, but with a little bit of imagination you can create the perfect kitchen diner – no matter how bijou your home's interior!

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Creative kitchen seating ideas

Creative kitchen seating ideas

We all know that there is nothing worse than shrinking an already small kitchen space with unnecessarily large and chunky seating, especially if it is barely used. So, if you're in a tight space, or aren't sure which seating solution is best for your large kitchen, then we've got some great ways for you to rest your legs in style with our creative seating concepts.

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Hhigh-gloss kitchen design

Sleek and sophisticated: high-gloss kitchen design

If you want your kitchen to ooze chic style and sophistication, a high-gloss design is the perfect choice. Gloss finishes are very on trend at the moment and this beautiful style will help to create an illusion of space and light, whatever your kitchen's shape or size. High-gloss finishes are usually associated with an ultra-modern, minimalist look, although this trend is actually very versatile and will complement almost any kitchen design. Here's a few of our favourites from the Wren Kitchen collection to give you some inspiration on how you can create the high-gloss look.

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Kitchen appliance layout

How to plan your kitchen appliance layout

Whether your appliances are standalone or built into the kitchen units, optimising space in line with your cooking patterns will help to create a harmonious atmosphere that ensures food prep is a delight. To do that, you'll need to consider several things when planning your kitchen's layout, and follow best practice.

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Galley kitchen

How to design a long and narrow galley kitchen

Long and narrow kitchens are often called 'galley kitchens', because they mimic the layout found on ships, and just like on a ship, limited space is often the cause of a tight and narrow kitchen layout. A galley kitchen usually features units on both walls, with a corridor running down the middle. It may open into a different room on both sides, or be closed off by a wall at one end. Limited space, however, doesn't have to restrict your design. In fact, if you're remodelling a galley kitchen, you can justify all kinds of clever kitchen space hacks.

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Peninsula-style kitchen

How to design a peninsula-style kitchen

If you're dreaming of a kitchen island but you don't have the space to accommodate one, you can opt for a peninsula instead. Which is much the same as a kitchen island, but it's connected to a wall on one end. Peninsula kitchens offer all the same benefits of an island – extra workspace, storage and a place to socialise - but the difference is a peninsula can scale to fit into kitchens of many sizes. By learning how to incorporate a peninsula into your kitchen, you can get a taste of the 'island life', no matter what your layout is.

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Open plan kitchen

How to lay out an open plan kitchen

An open plan kitchen can incorporate a dining area or even a full living area. If laid out properly it can provide somewhere that's light, spacious, and ideal for socialising with family and friends. But to get a beautiful open plan kitchen layout, there are a few key principles to follow.

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Cupboards and cabinets in a kitchen

How to lay out cupboards and cabinets in a kitchen

The arrangement of your cupboards and cabinets can change the entire look and feel of your kitchen. It's key to arrange your cabinets and plan a kitchen layout in a way that will suit your lifestyle and your taste, so that the next time you reach for whatever it is you need, it's in the exact right place.

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