Celebrating the hub of the home: The kitchen  

For most of us, the kitchen is the hub of the home. While it doesn’t offer the sanctuary of a quiet bedroom, or the comfort and relaxation found in a cosy living room, it is probably the busiest space in your house or flat, and where most of our day-to-day domestic routine unfolds. Whether you’re preparing packed lunches ahead of the school run or hosting friends for drinks in the evening, we know how crucial a practical, modern kitchen is for everyday living, and why style is as important as function.

Here, we’ve showcased just a small selection of our fantastic kitchens from across our developments.

 

Ideal for first-time buyers: The Bray kitchen at Ellington Court, Maidenhead

The Bray is a contemporary two-bedroom show apartment at Ellington Court in the centre of Maidenhead. This excellent open-plan pad benefits from a spacious kitchen/dining area in a sleek L-shaped design that fits neatly into the room, leaving plenty of space for entertaining, dining or home working. Contemporary white soft-close cabinetry is paired with chrome fixtures and a stylish, stainless steel splashback. To see a full tour of The Bray show apartment, check out the video here.

Above: We love this earthy-hued kitchen design seen at The Bray two-bedroom show apartment at Ellington Court, Maidenhead

 

Perfect for families: The Bromstone kitchen at Crocus Fields, Saffron Walden

For families, a good-sized kitchen cannot be underestimated. At The Bromstone showhome at Crocus Fields, the kitchen flows seamlessly into an adjacent family area which overlooks the garden. This flexible space is separate from and additional to a formal dining room and the main living room of the house. It provides the ideal spot for young children under supervision while parents are cooking dinner – whether for homework or playtime. What’s more, The Bromstone kitchen features soft-close gloss cabinetry in stylish pale grey with wood-effect worktops, and a full suite of integrated appliances.

For a full tour of this fantastic four-bedroom detached family home, check out a room-by-room video here.

Above: The chic open-plan kitchen design at The Bromstone showhome at Crocus Fields, Saffron Walden

 

Best for second steppers: The Usher kitchen at Stratford Reach, Milton Keynes

Looking to upsize? Second and third-steppers might just find their dream kitchen in The Usher at Stratford Reach. The large open-plan kitchen/dining room leads out into the garden through French doors – the ultimate entertainment space as the days get longer and warmer. The specification is impressive too; kitchens at Stratford Reach come complete with integrated appliances. For a full showhome tour, check out a video of the property here.

Above: Make a statement with bold decorative pieces as shown in The Usher showhome at Stratford Reach, Milton Keynes