5 Beautiful Bespoke Features To Elevate Your Sussex Kitchen

Ultimately most kitchens are comprised of several crucial elements; storage, worktops and appliances. These elements form the basis of any practical kitchen, however, creating a truly inspiring space that you’ll love spending time in requires a little more careful consideration and planning. At HKS we strive to design kitchens that go beyond the everyday, creating a beautiful backdrop to your Sussex home that captures your individual personality and style. Our bespoke kitchens often incorporate unique design features which elevate our interiors both in terms of looks and functionality. To give you some great inspiration on how you can add an extra level of detail to your new Sussex kitchen that immediately sets your design apart from the rest, we’ve put together a collection of some of our favourite bespoke kitchen features.


A Tailormade Peninsular

Achieving the perfect kitchen layout with plenty of storage and worktop space is key to creating a successful design. However, with tricky architectural features to contend with, it can certainly help to think a little more creatively about your space. In the charming classic Sussex kitchen below, we designed a bespoke curved peninsular to accommodate the structural beam situated in the centre of the room. As well as making a stylish feature, the curved peninsular gives our Sussex client handy additional worktop space within useful proximity of the AGA range cooker.

The Perfect Place For Your Fridge Freezer

In the perfect kitchen, absolutely everything should have its place, and this includes your fridge freezer. Offering a huge capacity and stylish laidback looks, freestanding American-style fridge freezers make a great addition to a relaxed contemporary kitchen. To elevate your design and ensure your fridge feels connected to the rest of your space, a custom-built storage unit is an ideal solution. Skilfully designed bespoke housing makes great use of the space above your appliance that might otherwise be overlooked. The sleek wine rack in the Sussex kitchen below cleverly ties in with the design and the location of our client’s fridge.

Marble Kitchen Island

Beautiful Kitchen Lighting

A well-thought-out composition of lighting will immediately elevate your kitchen, introducing a luxurious quality to your space and allowing you to achieve a fantastic atmosphere. Stylish pendant lights are a great way to accentuate a kitchen island, bringing an additional layer of brightness alongside your main recessed downlights. Undercabinet task lights are perfect for illuminating your worktops, providing clear visibility when cooking and preparing food. However, what really makes the beautiful modern Sussex kitchen below stand out is the gorgeous custom lighting that glows just below the worksurfaces and above the shelving alcove. This subtle and sophisticated lighting is the perfect finishing touch to our client’s sleek Sussex kitchen.

Modern Kitchen With Wooden Finish

Quirky Bespoke Storage

From showcasing your favourite ornaments and cookbooks to bringing a wonderful touch of personality to your space, bespoke storage is a brilliant opportunity to combine both practicality and stylish design detailing to complement the look and feel of your Sussex kitchen. The luxurious oak drawers below mirror the period features of this beautiful traditional property, imbuing this stunning Sussex kitchen with rustic character and charm. Matching oak wine racks provide a stylish solution to storing our client’s collection of wine, while specially designed chopping boards integrated into the furniture make for another attractive design feature. From custom-made drawers to open shelving and bespoke alcoves, unique and elegant display storage will undeniably add a beautiful personal touch to your space.

Luxurious Feature Bar Stools

One of the most popular features we often get asked to include in our client’s designs is a kitchen island. With their striking presence and practical benefits, it’s not difficult to see why they are so incredibly popular. If you’re considering including an island in your Sussex kitchen, then make sure you give careful consideration to your choice of seating. Stylish bar stools are a great way to accentuate your interior design. Whether you opt for a bold contrasting colour or a cool contemporary style in keeping with the sleek looks of your kitchen, bar stools are a great place to express your creativity and add another dimension to your space.

Kitchen Island


When it comes to creating a luxurious, practical and stylish interior, it’s all about the detail! Adding a few bespoke flourishes to your Sussex kitchen will transform your space, taking it from a great design to a spectacular one. If you’d like the friendly and knowledgeable team at HKS to help you take your beautiful Sussex kitchen to the next level, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can call us on 01435 866166 or email sales@hks-uk.com.