The kitchen industry is consistently changing on a daily basis. With designer kitchens growing in popularity, it’s important that you keep up-to-date with the latest trends, so you can make wiser choices about your kitchen. For many, it can be a chore researching the latest updates and features that a designer kitchen has to offer. At Nicholas Bridger Truly Bespoke Kitchens Essex, we are fully knowledgeable about the latest advancements in the kitchen industry. We can help you gain some insight into popular designer kitchen features and give you inspiration for trending kitchen ideas.

Here are some of the latest trends that a designer kitchen has to offer.


Hand painted kitchens are increasingly appearing in designer kitchens. A hand painted kitchen is different from a factory or DIY job, they are painted with extreme precision and skill. From every nook, cranny and joint, a hand painted kitchen is completely  covered with no uneven patches, gaps or imperfections. Your kitchen will look smooth, flawless and even throughout. Our team at Nicholas Bridger Truly Bespoke Kitchens, are highly skilled and experienced cabinet painters; giving you peace of mind when it comes to designing your kitchen.


Built in refrigerators maximise space, look smooth and give you an integrated, minimalistic look. Built in fridges give you more freedom to move around and they can be made to look part of a kitchen design, instead of an extra. With well known brands such as Sub-Zero, your built in fridge can be made with the highest quality materials and feature innovative technology such as: extended food preservation and odour eliminators. Built-in refrigerators look sleek, stylish and practical; a perfect addition to a designer kitchen.


A growing trend for designer kitchens is vintage lighting. For those who love periodic themes or history, vintage or antique-inspired lighting can change the vibe of the whole room. It can be a great conversation starter as vintage lighting can be thought provoking and visually interesting to visitors and guests.


Double ovens are not only visually pleasing, they are also highly practical. With double ovens, there is no longer a need to wait in between side and main dishes. They can also give you an option to warm plates before food comes out. Double ovens are great for open- plan kitchens, as separating them from countertop burners, gives you the freedom to install an additional kitchen island or cooktop.


Motion sensor taps are the cutting edge of technology. With seasonal viruses and flu epidemics, touching everyday appliances can become a worry. With motion sensor faucets, you can activate the water flow with the wave of your hand: avoiding any germs or contamination from raw food. Some even have smart technology to save water, they have a sensor that detects when you start and stop washing your hands. The sensor automatically turns off when your finished to avoid wasting excess water. Motion sensor faucets are a must have addition to any designer kitchen. They are extremely practical and very hygienic.


Many designer kitchens have bespoke cabinets and carcasses. The beauty of having bespoke sizing is that your kitchen is specifically tailored to suit your needs and requirements. While high street kitchens come in a set size, it can be very difficult to achieve your goals. With hand-made kitchens, sizing is no longer a problem and you can have any size cabinets, furniture, worktops, islands and accessories you want.  At Nicholas Bridger Truly Bespoke Kitchens, we can provide you with a complete bespoke service for your kitchen requirements.


For those who like to to save space and love the minimalistic look, a dishwasher in a drawer is a perfect option. They can be used as an extra dishwasher for a few plates or as an addition to your main dishwasher. The dishwasher will be perfectly concealed to look like a regular drawer and installed close to the sink, for easy pull out during clean up.


Filling up pots, pans and kettles from standard taps can sometimes be an awkward challenge. With a pot filler faucet, filling a pan is simple; as it is mounted high on the kitchen backsplash to enable an easy flow of water into large cookware and appliances.


For families with busy schedules and hectic lifestyles, a warming drawer can be very handy. If you are late to dinner or forget to add extras to a meal, a warming drawer will keep your food warm and at the correct temperature so it doesn’t spoil. A warming drawer adds functionality in both small and large kitchens.


A kitchen larder or pantry is an excellent storage option. They can be built-in or freestanding and gives you the ability to store large quantities of dried foods in one organised place. They can also be used to store crockery or other kitchen items, giving you lots of space and freedom to move around.

These are just a handful of designer kitchen features. A designer kitchen makes your life easier whilst giving it style and practicality. You don’t need to go contemporary, a designer kitchen can flow easily in both modern and traditional styles. Here at Nicholas Bridger Truly Bespoke Kitchens Essex, we can help you plan and design your kitchen, whatever your style. Our designer will work closely with you to break down your plans and provide you with a visual end result to your project. With friendly and experienced customer service, we can help achieve your designer kitchen with a fair and competitive quote.

If you would like any more information or recommendations about a designer kitchen, then please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nicholas Bridger Truly Bespoke Kitchens Essex. We also have a fully functioning showroom, where you can view some examples of designer kitchens. We look forward to hearing from you.