While kitchen trends come and go, from shabby chic to an industrial look, there are two styles that are here to stay. Contemporary and classic are the two design camps that kitchens usually fall into. One is modern, of-the-moment, sleek, streamlined and fuss-free. The other is more traditional with finer details and, usually, more of a mix of materials. Rangemaster has the perfect appliance for every kitchen. Whether you are planning a whole new update in time for Christmas or simply want a few ideas for a New Year refresh, here’s some inspiration to get you started…
The latest in contemporary kitchen design features handleless slab doors in blocks of bold colour. From dramatic matt black to metallic blue, these cabinets work wonderfully with brushed gold and brass details. Think shiny handle recesses, statement lighting, taps, toasters, kettles, tiling, even dining chairs can add a slice of luxury in an otherwise matt or muted scheme. Rangemaster’s range cookers come in a wide choice of modern styles. Take the Nexus SE shown above. Available as induction or dual fuel, it comes in Charcoal Black, Black, Slate, Stainless Steel and Ivory with diamond-turned aluminium rotary controls for a clean, crisp look. The Professional+ is also great for contemporary settings, as shown in the scheme below that features the Professional+ FX 90 Induction, which has an energy saving panel to split the oven cavity in two when you need it. And for smaller kitchens, you can also now buy selected Rangemaster cookers in a slimmer 60cm width, just like the Professional+ 60cm induction model shown below.
As well as many freestanding range cookers to choose from, Rangemaster also has a state-of-the-art built-in range of appliances, too. Perfect for when you want your kitchen to have that seamless streamlined finish without standalone appliances. There are ovens, hobs and compact appliances with single and double designs to suit any space as well as multifunction cooking, pyrolytic self-cleaning, single or twin cavities, touch control, rapid cooking and delicate bake – everything you need to cook family meals or entertain family and friends. The Eclipse 10 function ovens slot in well with contemporary-style cabinetry and there is a 68 litre pyrolytic design as well as an additional 68 litre model with meat probe.
Rangemaster’s built-in collection also includes a matching Eclipse induction hob to continue the seamless look. As well as the 90cm five-zone model, there’s also a 60cm four-zone design and three gas hobs – 60cm, 75cm and 90cm – so there’s something to fit in with every size kitchen. This hob shown below has five cooking zones with plenty of room for all culinary needs along with power boost, boiling, frying, keep-warm and chocolate melting special modes.
To complete your contemporary kitchen design (and don’t forget that Rangemaster also do hoods, dishwashers, splashbacks, sinks, taps and small appliances too), check out the new and upgraded Rangemaster SXS American-style fridge-freezer in Black. Its spec has been improved so it’s now even more energy efficient and it comes with new LED spotlights with surrounds in a contemporary Inox finish.
Traditional kitchen designs are an enduring classic and most will never go out of style. Shaker cabinetry is one of the most popular looks, especially as you can have the cupboards painted in an on-trend colour, which can then be changed and updated in years to come. To keep a classic scheme fresh, choose tiles and flooring to complement or contrast. In the kitchen shown below, fresh white brick wall tiles look crisp and contemporary and go perfectly with the grey furniture, timber worksurfaces and marble-effect large format floor tiles. Taking centre stage is Rangemaster’s Elan Deluxe range cooker in Black with matching hood and 30cm wine cabinet to the side.
In the scheme shown below, see how Rangemaster’s Classic Deluxe 90 dual fuel cooker in Slate really enhances the detail of this traditional kitchen design. Its arched glass viewing window, bevelled doors and handy towel rail perfectly complement the patterned hexagonal tiles and herringbone flooring. All of which sit beautifully with the blue painted in-frame Shaker doors with metallic cup handles. To finish, the Rangemaster hood is flanked with open shelving to keep essentials within easy reach.
Keeping the walls and floor simple on the other hand is key to the classic kitchen scheme shown below. Featuring the Professional+ 100 FX dual fuel cooker in Slate with matching hood, it looks stunning set within the teal cabinetry and a bronze splashback and crisp white quartz worksurfaces. The perfect blend of classic and contemporary, this design has a lovely lived-in look.
For a purely classic kitchen look, check out this stunning deVOL design, which includes the white Elise cooker set within the chimney breast of this period property kitchen. The details of the overmantle and coving are the perfect complement to the framed cabinetry and stainless steel details that give this scheme elegance and a timeless look.
To complete your classic kitchen, Rangemaster’s new and updated DXD fridge-freezer comes in a traditional Ivory finish. And to keep wine chilled for when guests arrive this party season, it’s got to be the 60cm wine cabinet!