The kitchen is the heart of any home. If you’re searching for inspiration ahead of your kitchen improvement project, then look no further. We are taking a look back at some of the best kitchen projects shortlisted at our most recent the Master Builder Awards to give you plenty of inspiration, whatever your style. Prepare to be wowed!


Our kitchens are where we cook, eat, entertain and socialise and this beautiful kitchen certainly fits this description. Building the units along the back wall makes the most of the huge open-plan space and creates a light and airy feel, thanks to the bi-folding garden doors. In a large kitchen like the above, remember to create different zones. The purpose of kitchen zones is to maximise both the space and ease of use, while retaining a beautiful room. The different zones in the above example include a large breakfast bar, a feature piece rug and the sofa area.


If you’re planning on building your dream kitchen in your basement, take note of how this beautiful example remains bright through the clever use of lighting and sky lights. What’s more, there is stacks of storage in this room with ample cupboard space, a shelf for trinkets and plenty of extra worktop space. A simple colour scheme helps to tie the pieces together.


This kitchen is light and airy thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows and two huge skylights. The copper lights give a pop of colour and complete the elegant, modern look. White doors will never go out of fashion and the dark counter tops make for a clean and uncluttered look, but without being too sterile.


This ultra-modern kitchen uses clever design and sleek styles to create an impressive space which is perfect for entertaining. The bi-folding doors offer a unique finish and enable the room to be opened into the garden making it perfect for summer months. The clean lines with the dark grey cabinets provide simple modern elegance.


This kitchen’s pale grey walls combine really well with dark grey units and the glass banisters to give this kitchen a timeless look. Pale greys are a great way to create a contemporary look in your kitchen. What’s more, grey is extremely versatile and will look great with most other neutrals, such as the light flooring and white shutters in the example above.