One way to achieve an open shelf look is to have base cabinets with open shelving and racks overhead instead of traditional overhead cabinets. We offer a wide range of internal storage solutions that work brilliantly inside these under-counter cabinets and drawers, helping you to make the most of the space you have. For something bang on-trend, choose copper shelf brackets and store items in matching copper wire baskets. And, if you’re looking for a project, consider creating your own shelving out of sawn timber and shelf brackets. Finish by staining or painting it a dark, rich colour.
This kitchen style perfectly suits a darkly coloured sink. Our composite quartz sinks (pictured) are available in black as well as white, and are extremely durable. Heat resistant to over 200 degrees centigrade, they're also highly scratch-resistant. Or for a look that's a little bit different, take a look at our toughened glass sinks. The frame is made from black reinforced glass, while the sink is stainless steel - a stylish and unexpected combination.
The luxurious look of marble clashes with the feel of an industrial kitchen, so homeowners tend to gravitate toward the durability and sleekness of granite. The natural stone industry sees trends come and go, but the overall universal nature of granite makes it work with nearly every design trend. Countertop fabricators should stock their slab yards with a wide selection of many granite stone colors to best serve each design trend.
The worktop may also include a large built-in hardwood chopping board, with a pull-out waste-disposal drawer beneath into which to scoop vegetable peelings, and perhaps a slab of cool, smooth marble as well, traditionally the best surface for rolling pastry. Otherwise a freestanding central work station with all-round access may include both cooking rings and a sink for washing fruit and vegetables. The height of all these worktops needs to be carefully calculated because at the wrong height they will make preparing and cooking food unnecessarily tiring.