Dream Kitchen Must-Haves

Dream kitchen interior design


Whether you’re a passionate cook or a master microwaver, a beautiful kitchen will undoubtedly feature prominently in the home of your dreams. There’s no shortage of ideas to inspire today’s luxury interior designs, and while we may pour over magazine pages, wide-eyed at the high ceilings, top-of-the-line appliances and striking colours in our interior fantasies, it’s important to remember a show-stopping kitchen should be both good-looking and hard-working.

Here’s a list of some of the most desirable extravagances making the top of people’s wish-list in 2016 to help you design your own covetable cookspace. Now if only there was a kitchen genie to grant us our wishes…


Who wants to settle for a cookie-cutter kitchen? To swerve convention many homeowners are looking for new elements to customise and add that one of a kind wow-factor. Express your creativity with a statement chalk wall dedicated to fun drawings, inspirational quotes and little mementos from all of your visitors. Or you could use one of the many websites now available online to turn a favourite photograph into a durable, hip kitchen backsplash.

Walk-In Pantries 

A walk-in pantry must be a stand-out feature in any home cook’s dream house. Make the most of your scullery by incorporating floor-to-ceiling organisers for storing groceries, then dedicate the back wall to your most prized possessions, like heavy-duty appliances and breakable china. L-shaped corner shelving, bottle racks, vegetable baskets and pull-out pull out shelves will also help you make the most of this space.

In-Built Coffee Machines

No longer do you need to take off your slippers in search of that morning caffeine kick, instead brew up like a barista with an in-wall coffeemaker. For the true connoisseur, built-in coffee stations are fast becoming the ultimate extra to include in kitchen remodels. Some add a separate countertop for storing a bean grinder and use the cupboard beneath for mugs and special coffeeware, or even a second fridge to keep condiments. Fresh latte, anyone?

Seeing Double

From teaming your standard fridge with a wine cooler to including a steam oven in addition to your conventional one, two is certainly better than one. As an example a double-bowl sink is ideal for washing and then rinsing your dishes, but smaller prep sinks are also a hot feature as they help avoid cross-contamination during meal preparation. A huge helper for bigger households, or those who just love hosting at Christmas, installing multiples of similar types of appliances is the answer to achieving the most multifunctional kitchen designs. 

Let There Be Light

Nothing beats a sun-flooded interior space, so having floor-to-ceiling windows is a dream for many homeowners, especially if they could open onto an al fresco dining area. Natural light visually opens up a kitchen and makes the space feel more expansive, but unfortunately not all of us live in temperate climates. To welcome more sunlight into your kitchen, don’t obstruct good views with large appliances, instead fitting the sink and countertops towards your windows will help you enjoy the outlook whilst doing the dishes.

Want to make your dream kitchen a reality? Then contact Black Rok Kitchen Design now and make an appointment to come and see us at one of our two showrooms in Uckfield or Heathfield.

D.M.N.M GutteridgeD.M.N.M Gutteridge
22:08 21 Mar 24
Thoroughly recommend the Black Rok team. We put in a new kitchen and got excellent advice through the planning process. We asked to see a number of different layout options on the computer and Jamie was very patient and helpful. The installation team were first rate and took great pride in their work. Overall very satisfied.
Linda WoodhouseLinda Woodhouse
16:39 05 Dec 23
Having downsized, I was somewhat daunted by the prospect of turning my narrow, shadowy, U-shaped, very basic kitchen into one that I actually wanted to spend time in. I now have a light, airy, functional space with practical ‘innards’ and modern, intuitive appliances. Thanks to Jamie and Ed the kitchen layout has been totally transformed and the best use has been made of the space with a sleek handle-less design and contemporary narrow worktops. Both Jamie and Ed have communicated professionally and openly at all stages of the project and Ed was even instrumental in steering me towards my final colour choices! I would thoroughly recommend Black Roc for their design and fitting capabilities.
steven eckhardtsteven eckhardt
15:00 20 Nov 23
WOW! Black Rok did a really fabulous job job with both design and fit. We have a high quality contemporary kitchen and appliances. The fit was done in just a few days with care and precision. We have had no issues but Black Rok have kept in touch and visited to ensure we are satisfied which of course we are. Fabulous colour and all very functional. Great decision to use Black Rok and we have no hesitation in recommending them.
Nigel BraggNigel Bragg
16:08 17 Apr 23
We have nothing but positive things to say about the team at Black Rok Kitchen Design. Having spent 3-4 years dithering over getting a new kitchen, we finally decided to take the plunge last year. We had 2 criteria: a sleek, modern, German style kitchen provided by an independent, local business with impeccable references. After coming across the Black Rok website, we were immediately taken by the striking designs and reassured by the volume of glowing customer testimonials along with photographs of recent projects. From the moment we met with Jamie in the Uckfield showroom, it was clear that he understood what we were looking for. Although we had some pretty fixed ideas on design and layout, Jamie was able to take those ideas and enhance them seamlessly into an overall design scheme that exceeded our expectations in all departments. We had a few design meetings, several phone calls and email conversations, and within fairly short order were signing off on a final specification for delivery in early 2023. In the lead up to installation, communication was great and the technical drawings provided by Jamie for layout of plumbing and electrical services were described by our builder as the most detailed and accurate he had come across. Indeed the Black Rok team came onto site during the preparation works to meet with our builder and electricians to ensure a smooth installation process. Everything was delivered on time and exactly to the agreed budget. The cabinets and interiors are really well made and constructed with an engineered precision you might expect of a German manufacturer. The installation team of Ed, Zac and Jake were really personable, treated our home with great respect and worked extremely efficiently to ensure the kitchen was installed quickly and accurately. They solved every problem posed to them, displaying great attention to detail and tidying up diligently at the end of each day. We are utterly delighted with the new kitchen, which certainly delivers a "wow" moment when friends and family come to visit. The quality of the workmanship is incredible value for the overall price paid. We still pinch ourselves when walking into the room and are so pleased with ourselves for choosing Black Rok.
philip mccabephilip mccabe
07:30 11 Jan 23
Fantastic, intelligent and responsive service from Jamie and Ed from start to end. The kitchen design stood out from the beginning for its attention to detail and a real understanding of what we wanted from the space. They recommended excellent builders and then worked with them to make sure that the end result was picture perfect to the design. Fitting was spot on from a skilled, diligent team and we were never kept waiting. Issues with 3rd party appliances were dealt with in a way which made it crystal clear that our satisfaction was the priority. Brilliant. Easy 5 Stars.
Helen DaviesHelen Davies
19:03 24 Oct 22
We are so pleased we elected to go with Black Rok kitchens, as they have designed and installed the kitchen of our dreams! Throughout the process, from design to installation we were reassured by the professionalism of Jamie and Ed. Jamie created a fantastic design for our kitchen and suggested ideas we had not previously considered and the installation by Jake, Zak and Ed has been completed to an exceptionally high standard! Nothing was too much trouble. If you're considering upgrading your kitchen, don't hesitate to contact Black Rok, you won't regret it.