Case Studies

A selection of wonderful kitchen images to inspire you.

Frames by Franke in Livingston

An extension to the family home has created a sociable open-plan space for cooking, dining, entertaining and relaxing, with the stylish island unit at its heart. Mrs Clark opted for handleless kitchen cabinetry in a modern neutral colour combination of mohair and concrete, paired with slimline worksurfaces and a timber breakfast bar slab. The cooking area features a downdraft extractor that slides out of sight into the worksurface and has a duo of sink and taps which optimise the functionality in different zones of the kitchen.

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The Frames downdraft hood FDW 908 IB XS provides discreet and effective extraction in the open plan environment.

For the island unit, Mrs Clark chose a sink and tap combination which would help with food prep and cooking. The Frames by Franke large single bowl stainless steel sink (FSX 211 SS) with Rollamat and black glass chopping board with silicon soft pad is paired with a Frames Semi-Pro side lever spray tap in chrome with flexible hose.

The Omni 4-in-1 stainless steel instant hot tap which provides 100°c boiling filtered water, filtered cold and standard hot and cold water. This is paired with a Frames by Franke stainless steel 1.5 bowl sink (FSX 220-86 SS)

The Glasshouse, Edinburgh

This stunning kitchen was designed to respect the dramatic architectural form of the house. The cabinetry was positioned ‘centre-stage’ and inspiration was drawn from the curvature of the stairs and glazing so twin islands were introduced to rest on bespoke industrial cylinders. Curved extractors drop symmetrically over each form with subtle curved edging on the tall pods adding just the required balance of detailing. The spacious sink and boiling water tap sit elegantly in the design, while providing exceptional functionality.

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Minerva Mondial 3-in-1 instant boiling water tap stainless steel provides mains hot cold and 100°C water. It is paired with the double bowl Largo undermount sink in stainless steel (LAX 120 36-36) providing the functionality for every day kitchen tasks

Designer - Colin Wong of Development Direct
Photography by Imagina Studios,


Pared-back simplicity, Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire couple, Suzanne and Danny, opted for a kitchen design with pared-back simplicity combining the honesty of light coloured plywood with dramatic accents in black for the sink, tap and light fittings. Lacquered plywood has been used to construct the kitchen cabinets and create the open shelving and large fold-back doors that cleverly conceal or reveal the colourful array of cooking equipment. This forms a fun and stylish backdrop to the sink space and focal point for the open plan kitchen and living space. This kitchen was featured on BBC2’s Your Home Made Perfect in May 2019.

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Franke’s Neptune L-spout tap in matt black finish was paired with two single bowl Sirius sinks in matt black Tectonite, a synthetic material which combines high performance and good value. The perfect ‘style on a budget’ combination. 

A modern classic, North East

Designed by Newcastle-based Haus12 Interiors, this light-filled kitchen incorporates a mix of quality materials and textures, creating a sophisticated room that is both practical and on-trend. Deep blue cabinets have been paired with white calacatta marble worksurfaces for elegant contrast. Adding to the material mix palette is a touch of copper with the Franke Omni instant boiling water tap which draws the eye and makes a luxurious pairing with the marble surrounding it.

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Franke Omni Contemporary 4-in-1 instant boiling water tap in copper finish. It boasts super functionality, providing 100⁰C filtered boiling water, filtered cold water, and standard mains hot and cold.

Kubus undermounts in stainless steel in a spacious single and half bowl combine practicality and style.

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Coastal retreat, Wales

With its stunning coastal view, this lovely kitchen captures the colours of the seaside with its calming blue cabinets, pearly-white worktops and warm wood flooring. The kitchen boasts a large island with an integrated hob and breakfast bar, making cooking a social affair, whilst floor to ceiling cabinetry and generous worktops offer functional preparation and serving space. The cosy wood burner enhances the homely feel, perfect for those chilly evenings and having a glass of wine at the breakfast bar.

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The homeowner chose a Fragranite Kubus KBG 160 undermount sink in Polar White to blend in with the white quartz worksurfaces and give a streamlined look.

The Neptune L-Spout tap in Brass add a traditional material in a modern way.

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Industrial luxe, Leicestershire

Kitchens don’t get much more bold or luxurious looking than this stunning matt black and brass kitchen in Naomi and Danny’s industrial-style home. Sleek slab-style cabinetry in matt black is blended with a black Ceralsio Marquina ceramic worktop creating a strong and streamlined aesthetic. Brass tiles, handles and pendant lighting bring a warm metallic glow to the dramatic matt black scheme.

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Naomi and Danny selected an Omni Contemporary 4-in-1 instant hot water kitchen tap in matt black, its silhouette standing elegantly against the brass backdrop. The tap dispenses filtered 100°c boiling water, filtered cold, and standard hot and cold mains water.

A Kubus Fragranite KBG 160 sink in Onyx maintains the moody look, while providing a practical one and half bowl sink in a high performance material.

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Self-build minimalism, Swansea

Streamlined design and dramatic contrast are the key elements in this ultra-modern home in Swansea. Black gloss handleless cabinets, splashbacks and a slimline black worktop in a textured finish have been paired with pale neutral wall units and floor tiles to create a minimalist, contemporary kitchen. Central to the kitchen is a statement island unit in black which is striking feature and gathering point for the family.

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Franke’s Frames by Franke Semi-Pro Side Lever Spray with a flexible spray hose in black was chosen to complement the monochrome design scheme, while offering super functionality for rinsing and washing up. It is paired with a Franke Ariane ARX 160 stainless steel sink undermounted into the Dekton worksurface for a sleek and streamlined look. 

Design by Sigma3 Kitchens,
Photography by Paul Craig,

Contemporary with an industrial twist, West Midlands

Homeowners Laura and Glynn ripped out their old kitchen and its place wanted a space that was family friendly and ideal for work, play and entertaining. Design-wise, they wanted a contemporary style with an industrial twist that had light, warmth and texture. To achieve this they opted for handleless cabinetry in graphite and copse green by PWS Second Nature, contrasted with white quartz worksurfaces, while wood for the breakfast, bench and tables brought warmth to the space. To soften the look further, the couple accessorised with natural items such as wood, hessian, wicker and leafy plants. 

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The couple selected Franke’s Omni Contemporary 4-in-1 instant boiling water tap in gunmetal. Able to produce 100°C filtered boiling water as well as filtered cold and mains hot and cold, Laura describes it as ‘the most practical purchase in the whole kitchen’.

The gunmetal of the tap contrasted beautifully with the Sirius SID 160 Tectonite sink in polar white which was selected to blend in with the calacatta gold worksurface giving a smart, streamlined look.

Designed by Aristocraft,
Photography Paul Craig,

Edwardian arts and crafts house, Addiscombe

South London couple, Cookie and Sophie’s sympathetic restoration of their stunning Edwardian terrace involved updating their open style kitchen and living space to ensure it was fit for modern family life, while retaining its arts-and-crafts style.

Plywood cabinets in honey yellow, olive green tiles and a solid wood island centrepiece offer a nature inspired aesthetic that’s reflective of the movement and which works well in the light-filled space. Quartz worksurfaces in white ensure the kitchen is both stylish and functional.

A chrome filter tap provides and stainless steel single bowl undermount sink create a discreet yet practical sink space that complements the kitchen’s beautiful period features.

The kitchen was featured on Channel 4’s property makeover series, George Clarke’s Old House, New Home.

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Franke’s Vital Capsule Filter tap in chrome and gunmetal was selected for its wellbeing and environmental benefits and was paired with a single bowl undermount sink in stainless steel, which features a hygienic overflow, ideal for a busy family home.

Photography by Annabel Moeller

16th century gatehouse, Hove

First-time buyers Louis and Sarah undertook a stunning transformation of a 500-year-old gatehouse in East Sussex to create a modern broken-plan living, dining come kitchen space that retains elements of its 16th century heritage.

Dark timber beams have been stripped back and lightened, adding character and fusing the living area with the kitchen.  Soft grey shaker kitchen cabinets and timber worktops are complemented by copper fixtures and fittings, including an instant boiling water tap, to add an industrial edge. A range cooker offset with colourful patterned tiles makes good use of a recessed space, while a large, single-bowl ceramic sink completes the classic contemporary look.

The kitchen was featured on Channel 4’s property makeover series, George Clarke’s Old House, New Home.

Franke Products
Franke’s Omni 4-in-1 instant boiling water tap in copper was chosen to add an industrial touch that complements the property’s period features. It is paired with a large single bowl Belfast BAK 710 white ceramic sink, which is both stylish and practical in a space that’s made for entertaining.

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