• Jimmy Ombom

200+ Kitchen Designs & Cabinets Ideas, for Re-modelling Kenyan Homes

Updated: May 18

With the passage of time, kitchens have been changing the role they play in Kenyan homes. Until the middle of the last century, they were a workplace where only domestic service and housewives entered.


They have now become one of the preferred spaces to socialize between friends and family. This what we had in mind when preparing this simple yet modern kitchen designs photo gallery.


That is why current Kenyan kitchen designs no longer seek only functionality, but also serve the aesthetic sense and combine with the decoration of the rest of the house.


If you are thinking of renewing yours or need to install a new one from scratch, then we solve a series of fundamental questions that you should consider before starting to design and build it.


What elements should I consider? 


1.- The measurements:


First of all, measure well the size of your future kitchen (especially if we talk about small kitchens) so that you do not have to later redo plans or return pieces due to lack of space.


Think about it, when it is time to cook, you will need to be able to circulate without much difficulty, especially if you are more than one person working at the same time.


So do not recharge it with too much furniture or appliances. 


2.- The colors:


On this subject we could write hundreds of articles and we would still lack information to cover.


And there are thousands of possible combinations, both of paintings and materials, depending on the size and orientation of the kitchen, as well as of course the decoration of the rest of the house.


If it is well oriented and a lot of light already enters, you can play with darker colors, but if it is rather dark, you should throw in the ranges of white and light colors (the utensils and furniture, on the other hand, should be consistent) .


3.- The decoration of your house:


As we talked about in the previous point, you cannot forget that the kitchen is one more room of your home and, as such, its decoration should combine with the rest. The kitchen cabinet designs should match the rest of the house.


Do you have a rustic house?


Well, do not hesitate to install a rustic kitchen too, with wooden and white furniture and utensils, matching tiles and window curtains. 


4.- Lighting:


To prepare food without incident, it is essential to have good lighting.


If you have natural light, take advantage of it and plan the distribution so that nothing interferes with your circulation.


However, if not, bet on low-energy lights (they consume up to 80% less than halogen) and illuminate the different areas separately, so you can also better control your energy expenditure.


5.- Ventilation:


This element is essential, especially since it affects our health. Having adequate ventilation will not only prevent odors from becoming impregnated in our clothes or furniture, but will also prevent us from causing respiratory problems.  


Without further ado check out these Kitchen Designs in Kenya


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This white cabinet design gives this kitchen a luxury finish.


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This Kitchen design comes with double Flexi Mixer Taps.


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This next picture is of an L-shaped kitchen design.


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What stood out in this photo is the Kitchen Island design with a nice hood.


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This kitchen design is best for a small space.


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Nice Kitchen with an induction cooker and wall hood.


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This open plan kitchen design in Kenya features a good looking chimney hood.


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The next three modern kitchen designs photo gallery is from one Kitchen.


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The black kitchen cabinet brings out a classy finish. The mixer tap is just the right size for this kitchen.


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This small kitchen design picture is for a modern apartment.


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Simple kitchen designs in Kenya featuring Newmatic Island hood, induction cooker and built in oven.


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Another open kitchen with maroon cabinet designs.


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Another great kitchen design for a small space.


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The brown wooden cabinets gives this house a great finish.


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This design features a Handmade Double Bowl Kitchen Sink with the cold tap.


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This cabinet design is quite cheap in Kenya.


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Most kitchen cabinet makers in Nairobi love this all-white design. It is also an open kitchen.


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This kitchen and cabinet design are simple for a small space.


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Integral kitchens: a tailored solution


In the integral kitchens, the fundamental idea is to optimize the space, hence the furniture and appliances go -as its own name indicates- integrated into space without breaking the aesthetic line of its design.


A very common way is to change the front of the refrigerator or dishwasher so that they are confused with the naked eye with another furniture in the kitchen and a recharged environment is not visible. 


Most modern small kitchens are integral since, in the absence of square meters, you want to increase the functionality of these.


In addition, this type of design also works very well if you decide to have an open kitchen, as it will look like another room in your home. 


Another example of functional decoration for this type of kitchens is to place an island in the center that serves as a work surface at the same time as a bar, which helps save space especially if a dining room cannot be placed. 


Other ways to optimize space in a small kitchen


Start at its entrance: place a sliding door and you will gain up to a square meter more space.


There are many types and materials, but if it is glass, you will also take advantage of natural light. 


Another trick is to benefit from the height of the walls to place tall modules that multiply our storage capacity.


Of course, not the groceries: just put them on one of the walls is enough.

 

Betting on light tones on both walls and furniture will give us a greater sense of space, as well as the choice of few materials.


One for the floor, one for the walls and one for the walls will be enough.


Of course, you should keep the place clean constantly because the dirt in the light kitchens is much more visible.

Opt for small appliances. Instead of the traditional 60 cm, decide on a dishwasher, ovens and washing machines that are 40 cm wide, as well as two-burner cooking plates and single sinks (ideally, they measure about 50 cm so you can install a drainer inside).


Better Yet, Newmatic built-in Kitchen appliances will save a lot of space in your kitchen.



What style of kitchen decoration is best for me?


There are several decorative styles that you can follow, but Newmatic users particularly like the following:


Modern kitchens: In them, the important thing is the functionality: nothing is too much.


Neutral tones, often accompanied by vibrant touches on chairs, appliances, and utensils, usually predominate.


As for the furniture, these have a simple, straight design, and among them, there is usually a kitchen bar or island that serves to eat or as an extra work surface.  


Minimalist kitchens: Here order and organization are everything, hence its design is simple and elegant.


The use of few decorative objects and light colors (usually contrast with two tones) prevail in this type of kitchens, as well as good lighting (it is very normal to use pendant lights to define the work areas).

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