Customer Kitchens Project

We haven’t had much chance to update the blog recently as we’ve just been so busy, but luckily our customers have been sending through updates of their kitchen projects for us to share with you all. We’ve created so many beautiful kitchens for customers recently, however this was actually one of the first kitchens we ever created for 80/20. We absolutely love how this is such a simple, modern kitchen with beautiful clean lines and symmetry throughout.

Using our design service and working alongside the customer, we’ve been able to create this sleek modern kitchen. With a stunning statement island finished in Farrow and Ball Railings, this creates an eye catching feature that is not overwhelming, and is the perfect size for this functional family kitchen. We love the white quartz worktop, as it keeps the room light and fresh, and beautifully combines with the colours used on the cabinetry.

With a mixture of slab and shaker cabinets, this kitchen beautifully combines modern and traditional, perfectly balancing the two. We love the minimal accessories and simple lighting, keeping a beautifully simple and clean vibe throughout the room. By keeping nearly all units at base cabinet height, this allows the room to feel more open and spacious, which is perfect for the open plan layout of this kitchen. By keeping the wall colour very similar to the colour of the units, this ensures this room feels calm and serene, allowing the island to take centre stage. Stainless steel accessories allow the cabinetry to take the focus within the room, but allow form to perfectly balance with function.

We love to see how customers have incorporated an 80/20 Kitchen into their home and seeing their vision come alive. Check back here soon to see more of our customers projects, and other projects that have inspired us recently!

Pelham Kitchen

It’s been quite a while since we last checked in here, but things have been crazy busy here at 80/20 Kitchens. We’ve been busier than ever creating beautiful kitchens for our customers as well as increasing our portfolio of kitchen designs. 80/20 Kitchens are making more and more unique, bespoke kitchens, experimenting with designs and pushing the boundaries of traditional kitchen design.

Back at the beginning of the new year we actually joined creative forces with interior designer Sophie Robinson, to create a beautiful 80/20 Kitchen for the Ideal Home Show. We collaborated and created the Olympia Kitchen, which had incredible blue cabinetry, finished with a bold brass splashback. We actually brought this kitchen back from the show and have since installed it into our showroom. However, as this is our first 80/20 Kitchen in our showroom, we decided that we wanted to put our own unique spin on the kitchen design.

We’ve been lusting after beautiful mustard colours for a long time now, and we decided to finally take the plunge. We knew that the arrangement of cabinets that we had created for the back wall would look perfect in a statement colour, with the beautiful open walnut shelving that perfectly complements this colour palette. We love how the rich intensity of this timber adds such a sophisticated vibe to the kitchen, and helps to break up the yellow slightly.

We also knew that we had the island that we could use to create an eye catching feature in the design. We kept the same white quartz worktop on the island, as it has a gorgeous wrap around feature that we think works perfectly with the rest of the kitchen. We love Inchyra Blue by Farrow and Ball, and after seeing so many of our customers use it in their kitchens, we knew that we needed to incorporate it in someway into the Pelham Kitchen. We didn’t want to over power the India Yellow in any way, and didn’t want it to feel like the colours were battling against one another. By just having the small island finished in Inchyra Blue allows both colours to separately gain attention, and create a beautiful comfortable feeling within the room. We wanted to create subtle points of symmetry throughout the room, so used walnut backings within the ladbroke handles to tie in with the other use of the walnut in the kitchen.

We absolutely love this kitchen and are so excited to be able to finally be able to share it with you. Check back to our Instagram where we will be sharing more photos of this project very soon.

The Beach House

Recently we had the privilege of working alongside Norfolk By Design on another kitchen project. As you know 80/20 Kitchens offers the same distinct look as Naked Kitchens, but using a different material specification and business model, we are able to offer a lower price for our customers. 80/20 Kitchens offers so many different styles, including the Beach House, which is one the latest kitchen projects we have completed here at 80/20 Kitchens.

Beautifully sleek, with a smooth cabinet finish to really help the incredible Dock Blue colour take centre stage in the room and add to the contemporary feel of the property. Bright, modern furniture and artwork add personality to the room, and are beautiful examples of the pieces that are available through Norfolk by Design, with whom we collaborated with for this project.

Brass lighting and handle details help add an eye-catching feature throughout the kitchen without ever taking the focus away from the intense and yet still bright colour theme throughout the room.

V-Groove end panels help to add definition to the island, making a beautiful statement that isn’t too overpowering. The island is a beautiful little feature in the kitchen design, as it can be used as a small dining station or somewhere to simply perch with a cup of tea and a book.

An island is often an integral part of a kitchen design and can make your room really stand out from the crowd. By keeping the island the same colour as the rest of the cabinetry, it allows a very subtle statement to be made, without drawing the eye away from the rest of the design.

By keeping the appliances all finished in black, it helps to maintain the minimalist vibe created by the sleek, modern cabinetry, whilst ensuring that form is balanced perfectly with function. A white ceramic butler sink is a perfect addition to this busy kitchen, sitting perfectly on an 80/20 sink cabinet, with a beautiful view of the Norfolk coast through the window.

Open shelving is a brilliant addition to open plan kitchens. We love how you are still able to store all of your beautiful crockery and pottery items on the walls, without ever impacting the beautiful open plan feel of the room. By keeping worktops as white quartz, and walls free of cabinetry it helps to keep the kitchen feel fresh and light, perfect for this large property, where lots of socialising will be happening within the kitchen.

The quality of 80/20 Kitchens can be seen throughout these project images; with solid oak dovetail drawers, and beautiful oak effect cabinet interiors. An 80/20 Kitchen is built to last a lifetime of use, as despite the beauty of the finished product, it is constructed from incredible quality materials. Although 80/20 Kitchens is an entirely online service, every kitchen is available entirely bespoke, with added customisable options for every cabinet. We offer standard set sizes for every cabinet, however we also offer the option for entirely bespoke sized cabinets.

Check out our Instagram page for 80/20 Kitchens to see more of our latest projects and inspiration. The Beach House is a holiday rental property that is available now, and designed by Norfolk By Design.

Mad About The House Collab

So it’s been a while since we updated this blog,and for that we apologise! It’s been an absolute whirlwind here at 80/20 since we launched at the beginning of the year, and a few things have slipped under the radar. Many of you may have stumbled across this page by accident, or those that are here on purpose, this post is about everything that we’ve got planned, and what you can expect to see from 80/20 in the near future!

Well, since we launched it’s been crazy! We couldn’t have predicted the popularity of our product, and we’ve been been pretty much flat out since the launch in January. It’s been a very quick learning curve for us, as any new product launch is, and we’ve quickly learnt what does and doesn’t work to ensure that we are producing the best possible product we can for our customers. We’ve actually created over 40 different kitchens for our customers, each one being completely unique and incredibly beautiful.

When we launched we started with only a small number of products, knowing that as we grew there would be a number of different requests from customers that we would eventually add to our portfolio. We now offer five different handle and handle-less door options, 4 different finish options- including a painted finish in any colour of your choice, and standard and bespoke size options! We aim to create our customers dream kitchens, so will always do whatever we can to enable this, including adding new options to our website. Our latest addition was the Kensington handle, which is an innovative take on the original Ladbroke handle, providing a beautiful modern look to a kitchen.

We also had an incredible collaboration with blogger and author Kate Watson Smyth from Mad About The House. Kate was looking for a new kitchen for life, to replace her- still perfectly functional but very lived in- IKEA kitchen, and we were very keen for her to try out our 80/20 Kitchens! We reached out to Kate to see if she would be interested in collaborating with us to help raise awareness of our brand, as well as us helping to update her kitchen.

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The Olympia Kitchen

Despite the Ideal Home Show at London being all wrapped up now, we can’t stop thinking about the beautiful kitchen we created with Sophie Robinson for the Innovation Home for the exhibition!

We were originally contacted near the end of January about being involved in this project. Sophie and Edwina Boase, the head stylist involved in this project knew they wanted to work with a bespoke kitchen company, who were British-based and leading the way in contemporary designs, and this search led them to us!

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Welcome To 80/20 Kitchens!

Have you always dreamt of having a particular kitchen in your home, but always put in the ‘never going to happen’ section in the back of your mind? A kitchen that has been planned over and over so many times, where you’ve probably even reached the point of contacting companies, and then been quoted simply ridiculously high prices for poor quality kitchens, so it’s back to simply dreaming about it instead. At Naked Kitchens, we know that our kitchens are often coveted by many. Designed and manufactured at our Norfolk base, a Naked Kitchen is a kitchen of absolutely incredible quality, elegance and style. We do however understand that a Naked Kitchen may unfortunately not be within many people’s budget.

80/20 Kitchens is our solution to this. Designed by Naked Kitchens and manufactured using exactly the same processes in the same Norfolk base, 80/20 Kitchens is a range designed to be a cost-effective version of a designer kitchenWith an almost identical look to a Naked Kitchen, the only difference between the ranges is that the 80/20 range is constructed using a different carcass material. This different material is known as Egger Board. This material was chosen as it is incredibly high quality, easy to work with, and created a way for us to produce a beautiful kitchen at a much lower price for our customers. Every other material within this range is exactly the same as a Naked Kitchen!

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