How to create a unique and chic kitchen

Designing a beautiful kitchen is not just about selecting the right units; you can also add stylish touches such as beautiful flooring, chic tiles, funky splashbacks and quirky kitchen accessories. In fact, by shopping around for individual touches like these, you will create a unique look that is personal to you.

Changing the flooring can transform the whole feel of your kitchen and you don’t need to shell out on expensive ceramic tiles. There are many finishes available, including sleek stone styles in black and chic ceramic tiles in off-white. You could opt for real hardwood flooring, or there are lots of laminate flooring options that look as good as the real thing. Take a look at the different styles and choose one that suits the kitchen you are designing.

Kitchen wall tiles are also available in a wide range of colours - from minimalistic white to eye-catching green – so you have plenty of looks to choose from if you want to transform your walls. You can be a little individual and tile the whole kitchen or just go for the popular option of placing tiles near your work surfaces instead. Consider adding a splashback, which is much easier to clean than tiles because any splashes of soup or sauce from your pans won’t get stuck in the tile detailing. Splashbacks are perfect for placing behind your hob to protect the wall when you're cooking. This Union Jack splashback will add a fun and eye-catching touch and there are many other designs on the market you can choose from. Add a touch of personality with some funky accessories, such as a stove-top kettle, retro scales or a classic Felix The Cat wall clock.

Take a look at the accessories, tiles and laminate flooring available on the high street and online and have fun creating a kitchen that perfectly reflects your tastes and is sure to impress your guests.