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Take 5…Homes with great kitchens

In many homes, the kitchen is more than just the room in which to cook and clean: they are the place where people come to eat, relax and socialise. Kitchens have become communal spaces in which families spend the most time: once again, the heart of the home.

People use their kitchens in many ways depending on their lifestyle, and as such, no two kitchens are the same. With a range of different appliances and gadgets now available for the most avid cooks, there is something for everyone, whether you’re inspired by Michelin starred chefs, or prefer to cook along to the Great British Bake Off.

Finding the perfect kitchen is determined purely by the type of property you purchase or rent. New-build homes often have a modern feel, with bright white contrasts and black accents, allowing you to personalise with lighting and furniture to express your style. Farmhouse homes often take on a country style, with traditional cream cabinets and AGA cookers, as well as wooden textures on countertops and shelving.

Choosing the right kitchen layout is largely dictated by space. U-shape kitchens are perfect for small kitchens, as they are the most space-efficient designs whereas L-shape kitchens work well in open space areas, in which homeowners are able to add dining tables to separate living space. Often found in studios or apartments, on-wall kitchens are great for smaller spaces in which cabinets and appliances feature on the same wall.

Here we have picked five impressive homes with a variety of styles and designs:

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Hascombe Road | Strutt & Parker

A handsome country home dating from 1905 with beautifully designed gardens and grounds, including a sleek kitchen fitted with an extensive range of units, a large island with an integral breakfast bar and an AGA oven and cooker.

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Fulmer Road | Strutt & Parker

A substantial detached property surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds. The contemporary kitchen features sleek units, integrated appliances including triple ovens, and a substantial kitchen island with a breakfast bar.

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Sandridge | Strutt & Parker

An outstanding and elegant modern family home in classical style set in 102 acres with far reaching rural views. A superbly fitted custom built kitchen comprises a comprehensive range of units, also including an AGA and separate range. A central island with a wooden work surface sits at the heart of the room. French doors opening out to a terraced seating area in the garden afford much natural light and delightful aspects.

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Plympton | Strutt & Parker

A grade II lited 500 year old Devon longhouse with a substantial barn conversion and outbuildings. The ground floor is accommodation is completed by a spacious kitchen/breakfast room with quarry tiled flooring, window seating, a range of traditional fitted wooden units and a four oven AGA.

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Bramerton Lane | Strutt & Parker

A superb detached five-bedroom house with garaging set within beautifully landscaped gardens. The property is light and airy, which includes an open plan kitchen and breakfast room which is linked to the large dining room that leads out onto a patio seating area.


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