Expert Advice: How to Future-Proof Your Bespoke Kitchen

What kind of design will ensure your kitchen is future-proof?

All indications point to a multi-generational, open-plan kitchen and living space with enough storage to keep a beautiful kitchen clutter-free.

It is likely to be a social area for eating and entertaining – somewhere for people to be together and, of course, a place for prepping and cooking. So how do you bring all these elements together and future-proof a made-to-measure kitchen?

Plan ahead

To future-proof your bespoke kitchen, always start at the planning stage. No matter whether it’s an extension, a new build, or a refurb, by starting with careful planning, your unique kitchen will continue to be of value into the distant future.

Think about the space your handmade kitchen will occupy. For example, if you are having an extension built or walls demolished to create a large, open space, talk to your bespoke kitchen designer early on, so that your kitchen can be designed as an integral part of that space, rather than as an after thought.

Top tip: If your luxury kitchen is to be at the centre of your family activities in an open-plan room, then make sure the kitchen cabinetry looks as good as possible, as it is part of your general living space.

Unfollow fashion

One of the biggest mistakes when revamping a kitchen is to follow a trend, so try not to get too caught up with what looks good right now. Open-plan living is the aspiration, but also plan somewhere quiet to relax, so that there is somewhere separate to retreat to, such as a reading nook or small private space.

Don’t get swept away by decorating trends. Instead, define different areas with a mix of materials, texture and subtle colour combinations. Decorating these spaces offers the opportunity to mix vintage and contemporary, allowing you to express your identity though your personal collections.

Top tip: Consider how you use your contemporary kitchen and make sure your design matches your needs. Your choice of furniture and accessories will be determined by how you use the space.

in summary

To future proof your kitchen – think of this simple sum:

(A good plan) + (a solid build)  (trends) = longevity

So, where to start? Look no further than Roundhouse design, which creates innovative, beautiful and functional kitchens and furniture with a contemporary aesthetic and timeless elegance. It’s made in Britain and built to last. Prices start from £35,000. Take a peek at some of their latest work:

Roundhouse’s flagship showroom is located at 11 Wigmore Street W1U 1PE. Call 020 7297 6220 to book an appointment. For further showrooms across the capital and the South East, see


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