There is a lot to consider when updating a kitchen – from materials, storage and appliances to layout. Optimum functionality is key but, if you also choose a design that you will not easily become tired of, your investment will go further. Islands have become especially popular in recent times, offering not only added workspace but also a bar area for casual dining or drinks – very useful if you don’t have a dining room. Well thought-out cabinetry is a gamechanger, keeping the space orderly and clutter-free, and don’t scrimp on the quality of your materials as a sound investment in this area will pay-off in the long term. Do your research and consult an expert to determine the best solution for your particular needs.

The Bossa handle-less kitchen in walnut from Leicht discreetly hides storage solutions behind the genuine wood front. The warm wood blends into the dark colour concept with a new carcase colour in carbon grey. Leicht is available from Decodan Studio in Avda. Juan Carlos I in Estepona and also the Marmorin Design Center on the Golden Mile (

This stunning Swedish wooden kitchen in solid oak exudes natural luxury, with warm tones inspired by the fifties and sixties. From Ballingslöv, the kitchen is economical on price and built to last. Ballingslöv is situated in CC. Plaza in Nueva Andalucía (

Bulthaup’s b3 combines a multi-functional kitch en and living area system with a wide range of lay outs that offer great de sign freedom for creating a space that is perfect for the homeowner’s needs. Bulthaup is situ ated in Avenida Cánovas del Castillo in Marbella (

This kitchen from Modulnova features a minimalist and contemporary aesthetic that is typical of the interior design company’s dynamic style. The design offers versatility and a harmonious feel that is both functional and luxuriously refined. Modulnova is situated in Avda. Salamanca 12 in San Pedro de Alcántara (

The refined Glass 2.0 kitchen from Arredo 3 comes with a glossy, matt or HPL finish. It features aluminium doors with glass fronts and a grip-profile opening. The snack bar enables the household to come together and dine within the kitchen space. Arredo 3 is available from Decodan Studio in Avda. Juan Carlos I in Estepona and Marmorin Design Center on Marbella’s Golden Mile (

This versatile kitchen from Vipp is a modular concept where units can be added to suit the space available. Shown here in the warm grey version, Vipp kitchens are built to last and offer practicality with expert craftsmanship. The design simplicity is what gives a great aesthetic appeal. Vipp is available through High End Homes in Puerto Banús (

The Bali Walnut Laser Soft Black kitchen from Häcker offers elegance in its simplicity. The combination of deep rich colours and modern technology results in a space that harmoniously integrates working with living, reinforcing the concept of the kitchen being the heart of the home. Everything is stored behind cupboard doors to maintain a calm and orderly aesthetic. The black metal shelving matches the worktop and is lit by an LED light strip that beautifully showcases what is stored within. Novo Küchen, situated in Avda. Juan Carlos I in Estepona, is an exclusive retailer and installer of Häcker (

The dynamic Levante extractor hood from Falmec comes with a remote control and has perimeter suction with LED lighting. There is a metallic grease filter which is removable and washable, and it glides up and down smoothly via a lift system. Using their Circle.Tech technology and Carbon.Zeo filters, fumes can be extracted effectively and almost in silence. Falmec is available from Decodan Studio in Avda. Juan Carlos I in Estepona and Marmorin Design Center on Marbella’s Golden Mile (

The Bora Professional 3.0 is a modular system that comes with a wide range of cooktops, from surface induction and gas through to the Tepan stainless steel grill – all of which can be combined with the extraction system. The Tepan stainless-steel grill has a unique and precise temperature control and within five minutes it can reach a temperature of 250 degrees, saving time and energy. The cover flap opens and closes automatically when the extractor is used. Bora is available from Grupo Monasterio in Avda. del Mediterráneo in San Pedro de Alcántara ( and Decodan Studio in Avda. Juan Carlos I in Estepona as well as the Marmorin Design Center on the Golden Mile ( .

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