Your perfect kitchen starts here
At Opun, we believe the kitchen is the heart of every home. It’s not just where we go to prepare food – it’s the hub of the house, where we work, relax and entertain others. We believe that each and every domestic kitchen should reflect your personality and style, which is why we’ve specially developed our service to help you get the kitchen you’ve always dreamed of. With our combination of state-of-the-art-technology, best-in-class customer service and by only working with our experienced Trade Partners, we offer an unrivalled kitchen service. So, whether you’re thinking of refitting your kitchen, adding an extension to your home or want to make a few changes to this key space to boost your property’s value, there’s no easier way to do it than with Opun.
Plan your kitchen
STEP ONE It’s easy to get swept away with all the possible things you could do with your kitchen – after all, there are so many options available to you! But we think it’s best if you first take a few moments to think about how you and the rest of your family use this space so you can come up with a practical idea of what you need. Otherwise, you might end up with a kitchen that looks perfectly lovely – but just doesn’t work for your home and family.
STEP TWO Once you’ve considered how many people typically tend to be in the kitchen at one time, how much workspace and storage you’re going to need, and how the space is used by your household, you can start thinking about the aesthetics of the room. What colour scheme would work best? Granite or hardwood worktops? What’s your preferred choice of flooring?
STEP THREE Now that you’ve got a fairly good idea of what your finished kitchen will look like, it’s time to let your imagination run wild. Always dreamed of an AGA? Get one! Would you love a dishwasher, but don’t think there’s enough room? Talk through these ideas with your kitchen installer or interior designer to see if they can come up with a clever solution for you.
Kitchens we love
We love the sleek, modern lines of this kitchen. If you have the space, then opting for a large, industrially influenced sink and pull-out mixer tap is both super convenient and stylish – especially when paired with that chic induction hob. We’re also more than a little enamoured with the colour scheme. That black chalkboard-paint backsplash highlights the white stone counters and is a definite winner with us.
People often think that when it comes to home décor, you need to make a choice between traditional and contemporary style – but this is not always the case. Here, a voguish-yet-cosy feel has been created by fusing old and new elements within the same space. The secret to pulling this off is maintaining an equal balance of both styles.
This French farmhouse-inspired kitchen is bursting with character. The smart colour palette is juxtaposed with the heavy stone flag flooring to create an atmosphere that perfectly balances sophistication with rustic charm. The whole look is set off by that regal gas range, which looks like a dream to cook on – as well as making an incredible focal point for the room.
When it comes to colour palettes, black and white will always be a safe bet – and it’s easy to see why with this stunning example. Wallpaper is not the most obvious choice when it comes to kitchen décor but, with modern adhesives, wallpaper can have a long lifespan in most kitchens – providing there is sufficient ventilation. Just make sure you use a different material for your backsplash!
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