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How to Create a Nature-Inspired Kitchen

One silver lining of the pandemic has been that many of us are more in touch with the outdoors than we ever were before.

When we think back to April, we can almost feel the silence radiating from the empty roads and hear the birds chirping in the trees.

In many ways, it was something of a perfect storm – not only were there fewer manmade noises but because we were stuck spending lots of time indoors, it made us appreciate the time we got to spend out even more.

That daily walk was the highlight of many people’s days – an opportunity to breathe fresh air and take in the sights, sounds and smells that nature has to offer.

And, based on the last few months, it seems that this experience has had a life-changing impact on many of us, with lots of people keen to bring more of the outdoors into their home.

Image of a natural kitchen design featuring a variety of natural materials and textures

Pay Attention To Textures And Materials

‘Natural’ kitchen designs, like the one pictured here, are becoming hugely popular – with lots of natural light fused together with natural textures, like wood and stone.

It’s earthier, it’s more real, and it puts us in touch with the great outdoors, even when it’s bucketing down outside!

A close-up portrait image of the storage solutions in this nature-inspired kitchen

Works With Other Kitchen Trends

The natural kitchen works beautifully with some of the other popular trends right now, including urban and concrete, meaning you can incorporate multiple key themes for a fresh and modern kitchen design.

Going Green

You can’t go natural without it. The nature-inspired kitchen gives you the perfect platform to introduce plants and greenery into your space, making it the ultimate inside/outside kitchen.

It’s also a really easy way to change up your kitchen design, depending on your mood, or the season. A windowsill full of fragrant summer herbs always puts a smile on our faces!

A close-up image of a modern kitchen sink with wall-mounted taps in this modern kitchen design A close-up image of transparent wooden hanging cabinets in a nature-inspired kitchen

Contact Us for Natural Kitchen Design

Our kitchen showroom is open for private appointments, so if you’d like to talk about how a natural kitchen could transform your home, get in touch and we can talk through your options.

Call us on 020 3603 2898 or you can book a consultation here.

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What our customers say ...

  • Thank you so much Joanne for designing and installing our dream kitchen. It's fab!! The service we have received has been professional, reactive, attentive and on time. I couldn't recommend you highly enough.

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  • I waited a year before adding a review as I wanted to give it some time before leaving my thoughts. The experience with Joanne was fantastic from start to finish. She listened to our design ideas, offered advice, and delivered a design which was exactly what we were looking for. Joanne made several site visits to ensure everything was measured correctly so there would be no later surprises, and this really paid off as we were able to maximise the space that was available to us. Her installers were first rate - I wish I had them doing the rest of the carpentry on the build. They went above and beyond to ensure we had a quality finish. Joanne sourced the appliances for us at the best rates available and provided us with the contact details of an excellent glass splash-back manufacturer. I highly recommend Appleton Kitchens.

    Nick Avatar Nick
  • Our new kitchen is fantastic, we are really pleased with the quality and design. Jo was great right from our first meeting. We worked through designs and she was really open to making changes and trying ideas. There was no sales pitch or pressure to sign up. The implementation was also impressive, she gave a detailed plan and stuck to it, dealing with issues quickly. We would recommend Appleton kitchens to anyone seeking a high quality kitchen and a no hassle implementation.

    Christine Edge Avatar Christine Edge
  • Excellent responsive service. Not at all pushy and very happy to re-design until customer is happy. Pride and integrity in their work - regular site visits when installation was taking place to ensure the kitchen was meeting requirements and frequent contact / reassurance over any queries. Would definitely recommend.

    Alison Hamer Avatar Alison Hamer
  • Appleton Designer Kitchens were absolutely fantastic during our new kitchen design and installation. The attention to detail and communication with our builder was second to none. They were really flexible and were more than understanding when dates were changed and ceiling heights were altered which required cupboard changes. Joanne project managed expertly. I am extremely happy with the service, the high quality of the kitchen and all appliances. I will recommend her and the team without hesitation.

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  • Joanne created an amazing bespoke kitchen design that perfectly answered the design brief. Her attention to detail and commitment to delivering the final fitted kitchen was outstanding. When a small part of the design did not "work" quite as expected she found the perfect solution. I have no hesitation in recommending Appleton kitchens.

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