While there’s a distinct move to integrated appliances, ovens are becoming a feature in their own right. Choose freestanding cookers in white, stainless steel, black or a zingy colour. The standard in benchtops has been 20mm to 40mm thick. But thinner and sleeker profiles are coming to the fore. Choose what suits your kitchen as personalisation is key. If you’re blessed with the room, incorporate a walk-in pantry. Not only is the main kitchen less cluttered, you’ll be able to locate pots, pans and food staples without having to rummage. It’s okay to mix and match your metals – golden brass or bronze with chrome or nickel. This goes for lighting, cabinet hardware and appliances. Safe to say, anything metallic is hot!