Modern Kitchen Renovation

Upgrade your kitchen with a clean, sleek, and modern design. Style and function are key elements of modern kitchen design, and we have accumulated advice and inspiration for your modern luxury kitchen renovation.

Upgrade your kitchen with a clean, sleek, and modern design. Style and function are key elements of modern kitchen design, and we have accumulated advice and inspiration for your modern luxury kitchen renovation.

Features of a Modern Kitchen

Contemporary kitchens can offer a really enjoyable place to be at the heart of your home. Visualise countertops without the clutter, intuitive appliances, and lighting exactly where you need.

Earth tones

When it comes to colour, think soft greens, crisp whites, and calming neutrals. The colours and textures in your modern kitchen set the tone for your space.

Cool cabinetry

Modern kitchen cabinets are functional above all else. Custom cabinetry can provide cleverly designed storage space to keep your countertops free of clutter. One of the latest kitchen trends we’re seeing is cabinetry with roll-out shelves to make organisation a breeze.

Kitchen island

The addition of a kitchen island can transform your space. Modern kitchens are all about adding space and functionality; an island means more room for prep and perhaps even an extra sink!

Black and white kitchen

Misconceptions about Modern Kitchens

‘Modern’ can be mistaken for cold and sterile, but that’s not the case with a carefully curated modern kitchen. These spaces are open and inviting. 

There is plenty of room to get creative while planning your contemporary kitchen. Some of the latest kitchen designs include:

  • Creative Seating: Kitchens are a space to gather, so seating should not be sacrificed. Even if your space is small, clever solutions might include a wraparound countertop with bar stools or a breakfast nook to replace a large dining area.
  • Appliance Garage: Stow unsightly appliances behind a ‘garage door’ on the countertop. That’s a lot easier than moving appliances around your cupboards, too! These spaces can be fitted with outlets so your coffee machine and toaster can stay plugged in and ready for use.
  • Warm Wood: Make your kitchen cosier with wood accents. Wooden floors, ceiling beams, cabinetry, and shelving create an inviting look and feel.
Earth toned wine cabinet in kitchen

Latest kitchen trends in the UK

Check out our recent Refresh projects around the UK for modern kitchen inspiration:

Kitchen renovation in Nottingham

  • Bright white cabinetry
  • Matte black fixtures and fittings
  • New induction hob

Kitchen renovation in Surrey

  • New large worktops
  • Brand new modern appliances
  • Savvy storage solutions

Kitchen renovation in Nottinghamshire

  • Two-tone gloss cabinetry
  • Bold black glass splashback
  • Space-saving storage solutions

Considerations for your modern kitchen renovation

As you contemplate modern kitchen ideas for your space, consider these three key points:

Current kitchen layout

Does your floor plan flow well or are there sticky points to rectify? No matter the size of your space, our Refresh team can work with you to reveal the kitchen layout that will best suit your needs.

Form and function

This renovation is about more than just making a stylish kitchen. Functionality is fundamental to any contemporary kitchen. Maximise your countertop space and hide kitchen clutter with innovative and understated storage solutions.

What’s your budget?

Knowing your budget at the beginning of your renovation will save you from stress down the line. At Refresh, we work within your established budget to create the kitchen of your dreams.

Kitchen with TV screen above

What is the price of a modern kitchen in the UK?

Modern kitchen renovations in the UK cost anywhere from £25,000 - £120,000+*

The final cost will depend on several factors, including the size and scope of your renovation, the costs for labour and materials, and your choice of new appliances.

*Costs are shown as an indicative guide of what previous projects have cost. The price of renovating a home is increasing each year as material and labour costs rise. For an estimate / quote on your specific project, please consult your local Refresh Renovations® specialist to find out more about our planning, design and build process.


Renovate the Refresh Way

Revamp your kitchen with Refresh. Our dedicated Renovation Consultants guide you through your project from the very first consultation call until the final product is complete. 

We’re here to make your modern kitchen renovation as smooth as can be, which is why we have developed a specific 5-step process with clear communication at the forefront.

Your Renovation Consultant will serve as your single point of contact throughout the process to give you professional advice and provide you with a network of trusted suppliers and contractors in your local area. Our Renovation Consultants are the project managers who take charge in organising and overseeing all of the work.

Though building consent requirements may differ across the UK, your Renovation Consultant will ensure that all appropriate documentation is obtained and that it accurately reflects the code in your local area.

Refresh’s intuitive client portal is easy to access and it’s your one-stop-shop for all information regarding your project. This is where you will receive all updates. When your kitchen is ready to go, your Renovation Consultant will organise the remaining paperwork to ensure that your new kitchen is code-compliant. Then, in no time, you’ll be stepping into your brand new kitchen!

Kitchen with hanging pendant lights


What are some examples of modern kitchen decor?

Use colour to create impact. A deep blue or bright white coat of paint on kitchen cabinets make a bold statement, especially when paired with silver or gold hardware. Modern kitchens favour contrast which you can add with a bold tile splashback, exposed wood detailing, or a unique stone benchtop.

What appliances do I need in my modern kitchen?

Some popular appliances for your stylish kitchen include:

  • Multi-burner stove with an electric plate for reheating
  • Versatile refrigerator with plenty of shelving
  • Sleek rangehood
  • Water purifier that hooks up to your tap

Why a modern kitchen refurbishment over a new kitchen?

There’s no need to reinvent the wheel to create your dream modern kitchen. Smaller-scale touch-ups like new cabinetry, upgraded appliances, or new light fixtures can make a massive impact on your kitchen for a not-so-massive impact on your wallet.

Ready to discuss your renovation plans?

Get in touch with our team at Refresh to kickstart your modern kitchen renovation! Our local Renovation Consultants offer a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your ideas and offer expert advice. They look forward to chatting with you!

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