Blog/Show Cooking: Open and Closed Kitchens

Opera kitchen by Michele Marcon, price upon request, Snaidero


In an open plan scheme, the kitchen is on full display for all to see. Whether you decide to conceal or reveal your culinary equipment, your guests will feast their eyes on these units.

The latest trend for the heart of the home is to showcase your cookery skills and your interior style with a show kitchen open to the principal living area. Set the scene for a restaurant look with high-end appliances and hanging racks for utensils. Try these ingredients for success.

VADHOLMA Kitchen island with rack in black and oak, £410, IKEA


Falmec Spazio cooker hood and shelving unit, £2,769, Falmec


If your kitchen and living areas are connected, choose one of these cabinets to conceal your appliances, crockery and food. Our selection proves functional storage can serve as a striking focal point too. Metal or wood, plain or brightly painted, there is a solution for every scheme.


b2 double kitchen tool cabinet, price upon request, Bulthaup


1. Kitchen k*box. For other more recent kitchen designs visit WRKBNCH 2. System kitchen in steel-effect oxidised liquid metal, €16,900, Key Cucine