Top 5 Essential Features To Include In Your New Kitchen

From cooking to socialising, the kitchen is the focal point of your home, and redesigning your space is a fantastic opportunity to transform not only the look and feel of your room but also to enhance your lifestyle both every day and on special occasions. Renovating your kitchen is a substantial investment in terms of time as well as financially, and so you’ll want to make sure your new space lives up to expectations both practically and stylistically, guaranteeing it stands the test of time for many years to come. At Cambridge Kitchens & Bathrooms, we’ve been designing and installing stunning kitchens for over 40 years, and to help you get the most from your exciting upcoming project, we’ve narrowed down the 5 top must-have features you should definitely consider including in your design.

1. A Statement Island

Thanks to their exceptional looks and practical benefits, kitchen islands are incredibly popular with our clients and designers alike. Offering the potential to introduce contrasting colours and surface finishes to your interior, an island makes an ideal addition to open-plan living. The change in finish and the structural distinction of an island establishes a seamless transition between relaxing and working zones which additionally establishes a fantastic hub for social gatherings and celebrations. As well as stunning looks, a kitchen island is the ideal solution to creating ample worktop and storage space. Making full use of your floor area instead of relying on too many overhead cupboards will ensure your kitchen feels open, airy and inviting, not to mention fantastically easy to use. Of all the features to consider including in your new design, the kitchen island simply has to be number one when it comes to making an impact visually and functionally.

2. A Colour Scheme To Fall In Love With

Kitchens aren’t just a place to cook and prepare food. The kitchen is at the centre of family life, whether that means helping the kids with their homework, or catching up with friends over a cup of coffee, and your new design should undoubtedly reflect this. Colour is one of the most important factors when it comes to capturing the essence of your home and communicating your personality, and so transcending trends and finding a timeless colour scheme that complements your style is essential. Don’t be afraid to introduce a bold accent colour to your design, or even opt for a full set of cabinets in a rich dark hue. If you trust your instincts when choosing your colour scheme, you’ll undoubtedly discover a spectacular interior that you’ll love for years to come.

3. More Drawers & Fewer Cupboards

Everyone can appreciate the frustration of having to empty their cupboard in search of the one ingredient that has somehow worked its way to the very back, it’s annoying, isn’t it? Swapping out your cupboards for drawers will transform the way you use your kitchen, making ingredients, pots, pans and even crockery unbelievably easy to find and reach. With their extra strong and durable design, there’s no limit to what you can store, and once you experience the seamless benefits of opting for drawers instead of cupboards, trust us, you will never look back.

4. An Ingenious Pantry

Pantry cupboards might be associated with classic country kitchen charm; however, their spacious capacity and organised shelving make them much more than just an endearing traditional feature. Available in sleek contemporary and luxurious classic styles, a pantry cupboard is equally versatile both in terms of looks and functionality. Keep your worktops clutter-free by establishing a hidden breakfast station complete with a kettle and toaster, or even create a dramatic drinks cupboard brimming with beautifully arranged glasses and bottles. An ingenious pantry cupboard makes a fantastic addition to any kitchen and can be perfectly tailored to suit your taste and lifestyle.

5. Cutting-Edge Appliances

Throughout our homes and lives technology is advancing, and the latest appliances offer the potential to make using your kitchen more enjoyable and convenient than ever before. From steam cooking ovens to venting induction hobs, kitchen appliances now come equipped with incredible smart features to transform your cooking. Refrigerators, ovens, coffee machines and many more appliances are available with impressive Home Connect internet-enabled technology which allows you to control your kitchen from your phone. You can set your oven to cook to your chosen recipe, check the contents of your fridge and even wake up to freshly brewed coffee just simply by using an app. To find out more about the latest appliances you should consider including in your new kitchen, click here to take a look at our dedicated blog.


There are many elements that go into making your perfect kitchen a reality, and with the support and guidance of your local independent kitchen experts, transforming your space should be an exciting opportunity to embrace new ideas as you discover an interior that exceeds your expectations in every way. Our top 5 kitchen features should give you a great starting point to begin developing your unique design, for more inspiration we have lots of great tips available on our regularly updated blog. If you’d like to discuss your upcoming with our expert team then please don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling 01223 904150 or emailing