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Kitchen Ideas

If you’re just gathering ideas for a new kitchen, you’ll know there’s a huge amount of choice out there. Navigating styles, brands, accessories and colour schemes can be very time-consuming, if not exhausting!

Take away some top kitchen ideas and design tips from the award-winning Turnbull teams.

Characterful Shaker Kitchens

If a more traditional kitchen is for you, you’ll be glad to know it’s easily found! Discover painted cabinets in a huge choice of soft and rich shades with brass, pewter or wooden handles and period detailing for real character. Kitchens featuring oak worktops, open shelves and farmhouse sinks are all available for a range of budgets.

If you’re interested in adding colour and individuality to your space, this stylish painted kitchen might give you ideas for your own wish list.

Ultra-modern Handleless Cabinets

For an uncluttered and sleek look, a kitchen with handleless cabinets and slab fronts will deliver. Essential appliances are hidden or neatly integrated within  a minimalist facade.

Your kitchen designer will know all the tricks to creating an illusion of space and simplicity, whilst ensuring you have all the time-saving appliances and the latest technology for your lifestyle.

 A Kitchen Island Centrepiece

If you have space for an island, we say do it! Thoughtfully designed, a kitchen island makes a real focal point for your whole kitchen and provides the perfect informal area for eating, socialising and home working.

As well as increasing your preparation area, an island can house a hob or kitchen sink.  Deep pan drawers will create accessible extra storage.

Take a look at this dual-use island with integrated hob and stylish breakfast bar.

Searching for your perfect kitchen design solution? Turn to our Turnbull designers for inspiring kitchen ideas.

Expert Kitchen and Bathroom Designers

If you haven’t used a specialist kitchen designer before, you might like to have a quick read about our Kitchen Design Service. We explain how the whole process works from initial chat to delivery to your home.

Turnbull kitchen showrooms and bathroom showrooms

We have displays and working models in all our Kitchen showrooms. Get hands on with worktops, flooring and much more at your nearest showroom today.

Back to Nature with Wood, Stone and Metals

Timber, stone and even concrete finishes will give your kitchen a timeless modernity. They’re classic materials reworked to suit contemporary kitchen design. They add warmth and solidity, offering a neutral palette for the heart of your home.

Natural wood and stone worktops in slimline formats give a contemporary edge. Metallic gloss lacquer cabinet fronts add extraordinary richness to any design. Natural materials working in harmony is an enduring look for any kitchen.

Kitchen Appliances with Design and Function

From coffee machines to double ovens, we showcase appliances with sleek design and clever technology like the NEFF 2-in-1 Venting Hob – it removes steam and cooking odours at hob level.

Quooker taps are innovative mixer taps, supplying hot, cold and instant boiling water through one spout. Take a look at how a Quooker takes pride of place in this luxury open plan kitchen.

Two-Tone Designer Kitchens

Modern kitchen designs play with exciting and sometimes dramatic contrasts in colour, tone and texture. Dramatic black cabinets are balanced by warm wood tones. Contrasting paint finishes make a strong design statement. Matt and gloss finishes can appear in the same kitchen.

With a sleek handleless design and integrated kitchen appliances, this customer’s modern two-tone kitchen presents as a beautiful contemporary space.

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Gorgeous grey kitchen for new home

A stunning grey and natural oak handleless kitchen for this lovely new family home

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Shaker kitchen from Sheraton with latest NEFF appliances

Shaker kitchen from Sheraton with latest NEFF appliances for a new home

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Warm wood and bold lighting sets off a stunning white shaker kitchen in Spalding

A tricky north-facing kitchen into a space filled with light and warmth

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Timeless Grey Kitchens

A kitchen in a grey palette is a versatile choice that will last. And as a base colour for your kitchen, greys of all shades work brilliantly with other accent colours.

An alternative to a traditional white finish, grey cabinets will bring light, calm and a sense of space to the smaller kitchen. Grey is soothing and tranquil; it speaks quality and timelessness. No wonder it’s so popular with both our designers and customers!

Clever Kitchen Lighting

Well-thought out kitchen lighting will transform your kitchen. Our professional designers have all kinds of clever solutions to make sure your new kitchen is a bright, practical and welcoming place.

From pendant lights and dimmable switches to make your kitchen an inviting space at any time of the day to task lighting under cabinets and shelving, a lighting plan is part of our Kitchen Design Service.

Eye-catching Splashbacks

Classic ceramic tiles in patterns and textures galore, sheets of light-reflecting glass in any RAL colour, and even write-on black and whiteboard surfaces – the choice of splashback to suit your kitchen design is almost limitless!

This is when our 3D visualisation software comes in very handy – see your chosen cabinet finish, worktop surface and splashback material in situ to make sure you’ve got a combination you love.

Why not book a time with us to begin turning your kitchen ideas into reality?

An experienced professional Kitchen Designer with extensive knowledge of the latest products and options can make your new kitchen project a real pleasure!


We know the kitchen is the heart of any home. That’s why it’s important to choose well to ensure functionality and a superb design which will last for years. Take a look at some of the kitchens we have or book an appointment with one of our expert designers to talk to us about transforming your space.

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Whether you’re searching for a traditional or contemporary look, our expert team of bathroom designers are on hand to provide advice on the latest styles and products. Pop into one of our showrooms to take a look at some of our displays and get inspired.

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