4 Popular Kitchen Designs, as featured in Top Magazines

As far as 2023 kitchen design projects go, we’ve had a pretty good year. The team here at Wood Works Brighton has worked on some great projects and it’s been amazing to realise and exceed our clients’ kitchen aspirations.

In this year in review, we’ll take a look at four of our most popular kitchen design projects. And while we’re proud of all our kitchens, it’s extra exciting when they make their way onto the pages of the UK’s top interior magazines!

Tanta – as seen in Grand Designs magazine

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Image: Tanta – a colourful eco-friendly kitchen

We were pleased to see our kitchen – Tanta – included in a feature about eco-friendly furniture on the Grand Designs website in September.

Tanta is a boldly coloured sustainable kitchen in Mediterranean shades of yellow, blue and burnt orange. We built FSC-certified plywood cabinets and used organically dyed and recyclable Valchromat fronts to inject vivid colour. This was then paired with a Durat recycled plastic work surface.

Tanta is just one example of our sustainably made kitchens. Wherever possible, we use products – from reclaimed timber to recycled materials – to achieve high-quality eco-friendly kitchens – click here to find out more.

Zaria – as featured in Real Homes magazine


Image: our bold and colourful Zaria kitchen

We were delighted to see Zaria featured in the September issue of Real Homes magazine.

This quirky retro-inspired kitchen was custom made for a spacious 1970s property in West Sussex, owned by a couple who both work in the video game industry.

Our client’s vision was for a colourful kitchen with a retro feel. Their brief was exciting and offered plenty of room for bold colour choices and creativity. We suggested adding curves and orange 1950s-style legs to the island unit to resemble the mid-century furniture that our clients favour.

As professional creatives, our clients are heavily into design. They took inspiration for the kitchen colour scheme from Danish photographer Henrik Bülow’s print, Fried Egg (available on papercollective.com). The print features a fried egg resting on a shell pink plate on a teal table top – you can see how this translates into the kitchen colour palette. They even opted for a custom-made egg yolk yellow Lacanche range cooker.

We loved collaborating with our clients on this stylish oak kitchen and it was great to see how they had accessorised the finished space with some vintage gems.

Maseru on the pages of Ideal Home

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Image: Maseru – our deep blue kitchen

We were thrilled to have our teal blue kitchen – Maseru – featured in the October issue of Ideal Home magazine.

Our client, Meg, was looking to achieve her kitchen design aspirations at her Edwardian villa in Hove. The original kitchen space was small and the room felt very dated and not at all welcoming. Meg extended into the side return and linked the dining room to create one large open plan zone.

Meg opted for oak veneer and vibrant teal laminate across a mix of open shelving and cabinets to reflect her home’s seaside location. A walk-in pantry and generous island provide ample storage. Crisp white Corian contrasted beautifully with the ocean tones of the kitchen units.

The visual appeal and new layout of the kitchen has transformed family life. The bright and spacious open plan kitchen is ideal for Meg and her children to enjoy together or when entertaining friends.

Kitchens, Bedrooms and Bathrooms featured Giza

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Image: Giza – our reclaimed oak and stainless steel kitchen

Another 2023 kitchen design, our California-style kitchen Giza was recently featured on the pages of Kitchens, Bedrooms and Bathrooms magazine. A double page spread – ‘Warm and Cool’ – honoured our stainless steel and reclaimed oak kitchen.

It was an absolute pleasure and privilege to create this reclaimed oak kitchen in Surrey. As with many of our bespoke kitchen projects, we encountered the odd challenge along the way because part of our ethos is to strive for perfection and push design boundaries. Overcoming a challenge is how we develop and hone our skills and it never deters our team.

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Thank you!

We wanted to take this opportunity to thank Ideal Home, Grand Designs, Real Homes and Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms magazines for featuring some of our 2023 kitchen design projects. Special thanks, also, to our valued clients.