Creating your own luxurious kitchen from scratch? Factor in these design elements.

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Creating your own luxurious kitchen from scratch? Factor in these design elements.

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Glam up your kitchenette with +Stage by Poggenpohl, a compact stand-alone unit that can be transformed into whatever you need it to be – from wardrobe to kitchen. A compact space measuring 120cm wide and featuring space-saving slide-in hinged doors, a “kitchen” can be fitted with a fridge, tap, as well as hidden storage systems. Fancy a bar? A wine chiller can be part of your +Stage, too.

+Stage by Poggenpohl can be ordered in all conventional front colours. Check it out at Kitchen Culture, #01-02/05/07/08 Thye Hong Centre, tel: 6473-6776.

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Dark Beauty

The illusion of seamlessness is essential in creating a sophisticated modern look. Colour-coordinate your dark-hued kitchen cabinetry with Blum’s Clip Top in Onyx Black; its Bluemotion feature offers soft closure, which protects your furniture no matter how heavy the doors are or how hard you close them.

Visit the Blum showroom at #02-00 Ubi Biz Hub, 150 Ubi Avenue 4, tel: 6547-1760.

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Thoughtful Storage

A stylish kitchen should be free of clutter, and Toto kitchen systems make sure of that. With fully accessorised cabinets, cutlery trays, and pullout waste bins, you will maximise every inch of space while keeping things organised – that way, it’s easy to clean and find what you need. Other clever features you can incorporate include lazy susans to reach items in awkward corners, as well as pocket door systems to minimise usage of floor space.

Check out the wide range of Toto kitchens, as well as systems, at its new showroom at #01-01, 201 Henderson Road.

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Double Duty

Easily transform unused surfaces, such as fridge doors and interior columns, into functional blackboards with chalkboard paint. Jot down your favourite bread recipe, or your to-do list – it’s a fun feature to have in the kitchen, and great for kids and adults alike! Available in colours like black, grey and green.

Find chalkboard paint at Juz Paint, #03-135/149 Block 3025, Ubi Road 3, tel: 6747-3769.

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Glossy Glamour

Elegance in the kitchen can be achieved with sleek and shiny surfaces like glossy tiles, which will add just the right amount of sheen to your final look. Rice has a myriad of designs to suit your kitchen style, be it subway or square tiles.

Visit the Rice showroom at #01-03, 213 Henderson Road, tel: 6692-1199.

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The Small Details

Update the look of your cooking space with these Furnipart handles, which give you the minimalist or even vintage look you want. Get creative with its wide range of designs, from recessed handles that are ideal in small spaces, to long and narrow ones for a contemporary look.

Furnipart handles are available at The Ewins Home, #01-98/99 Midview City, 24 Sin Ming Lane, tel: 6659-0080.

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“The most effective kitchens are divided into five areas: Cooking, cleaning, preparation, consumables storage, and nonconsumables storage. Getting the relationship between these areas right is key to how good kitchen flow. Innovative elements such as multipurpose pullout pantry units, drawer inserts to organise your plates, and energy-efficient lighting will also ensure smoother movement around the kitchen.” – Marcus Hoeller, general manager of Hafele Singapore.


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