No longer solely a place for cooking, the kitchen is a space where families can gather to eat, socialise and relax, so it is important to choose a design that can be used and enjoyed by everyone. This beautifully balanced Shaker kitchen has been thoughtfully designed as an effortless family-friendly space suitable for all occasions on the leafy outskirts of Brentwood. Timelessly simple and elegant, the bright open scheme provides the perfect balance of versatile function and low-maintenance beauty, with classic finishes and neutral colours creating an inviting and contemporary atmosphere. To maximise all available space, storage is built into the island and wall-mounted low cabinets frame the chimney, creating flawless symmetry as a focal point behind the spacious island. To keep in line with the sophistication of the kitchen, a deeper shade of grey is used on the island to supply a subtle contrast to the neutral backdrop and add depth to this crisp bright space. With a modern twist, the Crittall-style doors allow for a panoramic view of the garden, opening the space entirely, perfect for entertaining children and guests in the warmer months.