Breathe fresh air into your kitchen with this ESSENTIAL style advice

Breathe fresh air into your kitchen with this ESSENTIAL style advice

This November, follow your heart and for a home with no compromises, look no further. Updating your kitchen cannot only improve your property’s appeal but can also add to the value drastically yet knowing where to start can be daunting.

Kitchen trends may come and go but there's one look that never goes out of style and that's a wonderful wooden design full of character and charm. Leading French furniture specialists Schmidt have been working with this natural material for more than 80 years and have a number of ranges that are perfect for your home. 

Great for creating a cool, contemporary feel as well as a more traditional touch, timber is timeless. That's why Schmidt offers almost 600 possibilities in terms of range, colour and finish and with four collections to choose from – Design, Contemporary, Modern and Rustic – there's something to suit every interior.

Take the Major handless collection with its modern oak panelling and clean-lined look. Available in 16 shades including Pastel Oak, it provides a subtle backdrop for small appliances and accessories in pops of colour. Alternatively, team with matt black accents for a monochrome feel.

Ideal for modern living, Schmidt's contemporary wood collection brings nature into the heart of the home with handless door fronts that capture the organic beauty, texture and grain of wood. In addition to this, Schmidt kitchens are customisable, too, as the interior of the cabinets can either complement or contrast with the door fronts.

Whilst kitchen design and colour may be crucial to your property, the key to a successful kitchen scheme lies in careful planning when it comes to storage. Well-designed, effective storage solutions enable you to keep everything in its place, leaving worktops free for food prep and having all the kitchen essentials close to hand and quickly accessible when needed. Schmidt knows how hard the kitchen has to work and is an expert in knowing how to help you plan the perfect design.

The Jumbo collection provides practical extra deep units with a depth of 70cm instead of the standard 57.5cm. The worktop is also larger increasing from 62.5cm to a generous 74.5cm depth – ideal for creating extra space for cooking, food prep, serving and storage.

For another clever solution that brings something new to kitchen design, Schmidt also offers Sesame; an ingenious little drop-down area installed at the rear of wall cabinets. This compartment, which is placed in the furniture above, results in a wall unit that is less deep than standard cabinetry yet provides a handy secret compartment space, operated electronically for a discreet, user-friendly solution. This functional furniture addition can also be incorporated into a dining room, living area or open-plan space to help maintain a clutter-free interior.

As well as offering a fantastic range of furniture and cabinetry, Schmidt also provides the latest built-in appliances, feature lighting and more to complete your dream kitchen. Whether you prefer the contemporary kitchen look or a more classic scheme, Schmidt has a huge variety of door finishes, furniture solutions and clever designs to choose from.

Schmidt kitchens start from £10,000 including delivery & fitting. For more information, head to

If you are looking for your dream property this month, get in touch and one of our experts will be more than happy to help.

Back to articles