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modern kitchen design

modern kitchen design

Modern Kitchen design

If you look back at kitchens over the years, you’ll see how massively they’ve changed. Kitchens used to be just functional, practical, even cold spaces. They were the housewife’s domain, where she’d be busy preparing meals.

Once upon a time, the kitchen was a space where we created food using rationed goods. It was a place to make things stretch, not to get creative. OK, so we’re talking about a time quite alien to us these days. We learnt about it at school, but most of us never lived through it. However, it’s interesting to remember this period when we think about modern kitchens today and how this one space in our house has evolved.

Thankfully, times have changed, and so has the way we use our kitchens. For modern kitchen design inspiration, please look at our recently installed kitchens.

A Space for the Family

No longer considered the domain of the ‘woman of the house’, the kitchen is a space for the entire family. In modern kitchens, the ethos is very much on creating a space for the whole family to congregate, focusing on comfort and practicality.

In a working family with children at school, the kitchen is multifunctional, a place to catch up and help with homework whilst simultaneously preparing a meal. Therefore, at A Class Kitchens, we have a strong focus on luxury modern kitchen design. The room where we spend most of our time deserves a lot of thought and attention to detail.

To be together in one space, demands a seating area. If there isn’t room for a separate table or booth, then modern kitchens with islands that have integrated seating are a fabulous alternative.

The image above is the perfect example of a modern kitchen island that does it all! Fitted with an induction hob for cooking, a space for preparing meals, shelving for storage, and a seating area, it’s everything you need and more.

If having limited space makes designing a modern kitchen a headache, contact A Class Kitchens today. We’ll help you see your kitchen with fresh eyes and show you how to incorporate modern kitchen design ideas to get the most from your room.

A Space to Socialise

Once again, taking you back in time, the living room and dining room would have been the space where you’d greet and entertain guests. The kitchen was the room at the back of the house, hidden away and one stop from the outside toilet.

Again, not something most of us have had to live through, but it is another example of how the modern kitchen has evolved.

Now a space you want to show off and let others appreciate, the kitchen is the room in which you play host to your visitors. In new builds, the modern kitchen functions not only as a place to prepare food but also where you eat it. If there’s space, it’s also where you then go to relax with the family or entertain your friends.

The modern kitchen is three rooms in one, and as such, you need to think about practicality and making the most of the space available.

We love the versatility of modern kitchen cabinets. They look fantastic, save space, and give you precisely what you need. Just look at the built-in wine rack and cooler in the image above. It takes up hardly any space and stores five bottles in the external wine rack whilst incorporating a slim, refrigerated unit for drinks best served chilled.

How perfect is this when hosting a party in your modern kitchen or at Christmas when you have a fridge full of food?

Modern kitchen lighting options are another way to help make your kitchen a multifunctional space. By using spotlights in the more practical, preparation areas, and low hanging lights in your dining area, you can mix up the lighting. Dim the spotlights and let the over-table hanging lights shine to create an intimate dining experience.

Another modern kitchen lighting feature we love to install is unit, wall, floor, and ceiling mounted LED lights. Remote controlled, you can change the colour to create a serene, calming room or an exciting place to party.

A Space to Work

Another way the modern kitchen has evolved is that it has now, for many, become a place in which we work. The covid lockdown forced us to not only work from home but educate our children from home as well. Since not every home offers a separate space to dedicate to an office, the kitchen has had to step up and offer even more.

Not just a temporary ‘fix’, employers have had the chance to see that remote and hybrid working can be just as effective as office-based, and as such, there’s an increase in the numbers of people choosing to work from home.

When your kitchen also doubles as an office, having a good place to sit is necessary. Ideally, we all know that a large table and supportive chair are best for our posture, but it’s not always something afforded by the available space.

Modern kitchens with islands can be a perfect solution, especially if you’ve planned and factored in using the space as an office. Whether you opt for integrated seating or bar stools, kitchen islands can make a great space to work, offering a large flat surface for all your gadgets.

With gadgets comes the need for plugs, and this motorised pop-up power point by MP Solutions is just one of the designs available on the market.

With multiple plug sockets, pop up power points are a must for the modern kitchen. For those working from home, they will power all your equipment without the need to fetch extension cables to be able to reach the nearest wall socket. Then, when not needed, they sink down into the unit, out of sight and not taking up space.

They’re also great for those that love a modern kitchen gadget, that special bit of equipment that doesn’t need its own place on the worktop but uses up a power point when it does make an appearance.

Let’s Get Creating Your Modern Kitchen for 2022 and Beyond

We hope you’ve enjoyed this trip down memory lane with us. Being lovers of all things kitchen, we enjoy seeing how this humble room has evolved over the years. How changes in the home, society, and life, in general, have shaped how we use this one room in our house for almost anything and everything.

Call A Class Kitchens today on 01234 589136, and we’ll create a modern kitchen that works just as hard as you do.

kitchen design - tips for choosing the best designer


Local kitchen design company

When it comes to kitchen design and fitting, A Class Kitchens have been at the forefront of the industry since 2013 when the company was formed. As a family owned and run business, there are decades worth of expertise and experience that have made A Class Kitchens a trusted and respectable company in the world of bespoke kitchen design and kitchen fitting.

The true measure of how good a company is can be found in what the customers say about their experiences. At the time of writing, A Class Kitchens has a 5 out of 5 average on Facebook and Google – that is a 100% positive experience score. With this in mind, we are going to let some of our customers speak for us so that if you are searching for a local kitchen designer and were in any doubt as to whether to choose A Class Kitchens for your new kitchen design, then you won’t be soon (any spelling errors are left for authenticity):


Would highly recommend A class kitchens. We looked at numerous high street options for our kitchen but decided to go with Jon and his team as they were local. We couldn’t have been happier with our choice. Jon and Jemma were very friendly and always on hand to answer questions and offer advice. Extremely pleased with the final design and fitting. Have had many compliments.

Matt Lane – Google


Forget all the ‘high st’ kitchen suppliers. This company treats all it’s employees like family and all their customers with the utmost respect. We could not have asked for a better service and were astounded by their professionalism and attention to detail down to last screw. We would not hesitate to recommend A Class kitchens to friends, family or strangers! You could not find a better company!

Sharon Worsley – Google


Highly recommended! From initial contact Jon, Gemma and Pippa have been fantastic. I have my dream kitchen – thank you so much !

Denise Farrow – Google


If you want a kitchen company that listens and cares about what you want. Look no further. I have seen several on really close inspection and have to say that you can see a lot of time and effort have gone into every crook and cranny. They deliver only excellent results.

Julie Devine – Google 


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Absolutely superb company to deal with. We tried several big brand names, and the costs were either highly elevated, the quality wasn’t there, or the service was off.

We dealt with Jonathan, and he spent a lot of time getting the design done right remotely for a very small awkward area.

Delivery was fast and the units are pre assembled with solid tips. Everything is soft close, and the doors are painted not laminated so they can be recoloured or repaired easily later on.

We had an inspection on delivery to ensure everything was bang on by A Class.

And a little bit of support for some last minute changes we had to make with the kitchen delivered.

It’s not finished yet, but over the moon we went with a less “mainstream” company and got it for less, and of higher quality.

Craig Jones – Facebook


I can highly recommend Jon and Jemma of A-Class kitchens. We contacted Jon to ask for help with extending our kitchen island. The service throughout was first class and we are absolutely thrilled with the end product. For anyone who is in the market for a new kitchen or making some alterations you should definitely give A-Class a call. You won’t be disappointed.

Thanks again Jon & Jemma

Matt Carnall – Facebook


Fantastic local business who offer unparalleled value and customer service. Highly professional but with a personal touch other firms are unable to match. Highly recommended!

Marc Cheetham – Facebook


I don’t know where to start, A Class Kitchens of Bedford have been absolutely amazing to us. From the very start of the project to the very end, they are a very hard working team, and nothing is too much trouble for them, I was very anxious during this time as I have two little boys, but Jemma was always on the end of the phone if I had any questions.

Jon helped us with the design, he never once pressured us to buy anything and it was just such a pleasant experience from start to finish.

The kitchen fitter was such a lovely guy, very hardworking, punctual, professional.

We chose the solid ash shaker style units and they are absolutely stunning.

100% I would recommend this company.

I’m so glad I found them.

Kylie Wilson – Facebook


Would highly recommend A class kitchens. We looked at numerous high street options for our kitchen but decided to go with Jon and his team as they were local. We couldn’t have been happier with our choice. Jon and Jemma were very friendly and always on hand to answer questions and offer advice. Extremely pleased with the final design and fitting. Have had many compliments. Thank you!

Kirstie Lane – Facebook


We chose this Company to fit our kitchen and we are so pleased with it, the quality of the kitchen itself and the after sales service is excellent, and it is a family run business, so they really went that extra mile to ensure we had our dream kitchen, thank-you John and Jemma, we will always recommend you to others…

Sarah Leah – Facebook


Absolutely brilliant. Recommend all you men to use them. New kitchen is my wife’s, according to her, not allowed to do much. First class service, nothing too much trouble even with lots of little bespoke bits. Ask Jon to arrange to see the finished kitchen. Well done the team and many thanks.

Graham Bonnet

If you would like to speak with us about your kitchen design project then head over to our contact page HERE or call us on 01234 589136.


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