A refuge of warmth and love and above all, food.
It must hold the capacity to entertain and bring happiness to family and friends, a centrepiece to the home.
We've scoured the globe for 15 of the most inviting, beautiful kitchens that will make your heart sing and stomach rumble.
This kitchen optimises the balance
between modern and traditional. Its white interiors, high ceilings and raised
windows make for a fresh and airy feel that is as much stylish as it is homely.
The solid wood fittings and earthy-toned tiles aren’t the only features giving off warmth in this kitchen. The four-oven Aga is the jewel of this home, and means that food is never really far away.
This Cote D’Azur villa is stunning in many respects and yet it is the splashes of lemon that bring its unique beauty. Truly fitting for the South of France, the sunshine accentuates and bounces off the yellow tiles, opening up the space in a way that doubles its size.
The exposed brick wall, roofed beams and wooden floors tone down the effect of island with its marble surface and white exteriors, creating a harmony that makes this kitchen a feature in the Spilsby barn conversion.
This quaint little kitchen holds a wealth of appeal with its rustic, country style and makes you think of warm hearty meals, eaten with those you love.
This is a country home with all trimmings and this kitchen, bathed in cream, radiates a place of refuge and calm amongst the expansive lands of the property.
There is much to celebrate in this eight bedroom villa in Spain, and the kitchen is no exception. Mahogony surfaces paired with rose gold hardware and cream fittings, it is eye catching and wonderful and everything a kitchen ought to be.
Another example of where classic meets contemporary in this newly renovated kitchen. Completely fitted with Mark Wilkinson and Miele appliances, the French doors keep its charm and character.
Four-oven Aga, teak work tops, a walk in fridge and adjoined to a gorgeous family room, this kitchen ticks all the boxes for a perfect family space.
This home pulls out all stops, its grandeur design leaving you open-mouthed and in awe. And yet the kitchen is somewhat understated in a way that is accessible and speaks to its role as the heart of the home. Its rustic style and raw-wood fittings are warm and inviting.
This open plan kitchen, meets dining area, meets lounge, meets outdoor terrace is the perfect space for entertaining and draws attention to its immaculate styling. Opened up further by the dramatic sky lights and high ceilings, it’s a beacon of light in the home.
This kitchen is every cook’s dream, with no space left unused. Its open space with glass-paned dividers makes the most of natural light and is the perfect place to cure your hunger.
This is the mansion of your dreams and with two kitchens, both fitted with top of the range cabinetry and appliances, this home has essentially two hearts, meaning more love to go around.
A home of magnificent proportions, impeccably designed, with a sleek cream and grey theme running through the exterior, to every space of the interior. The kitchen adorns this theme beautifully, and is the epitome of modern luxury.
Modernity meets nature, in this brand new kitchen with a sleek design and open space, all leading towards the large private garden. The refurbishment of this four bedroom London house has been completed meticulously and with great attention to detail.