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Fit light-enhancing fixturesDon’t fancy white cabinets? Up the impact of both daylight and artificial lighting in a small U-shaped kitchen with reflective finishes. That may be stainless-steel or high-gloss cabinetry in a pale colour – both will work. You can double the impact by choosing appliances with equal shine-ability. Also, pick long, horizontal handles for drawers, which will exaggerate the appearance of the kitchen’s width and length.
Best for… keen cooksStainless steel If you’re harbouring street food start-up fantasies, then stainless steel may be the worktop for you. Hygienic, tough and reminiscent of a restaurant kitchen (hello MasterChef), stainless steel looks professional and industrial chic, and is very easy to keep clean (one reason it’s popular with cooks). Plus you can put hot pans down on it, no problem. However, it does scratch (and potentially even dent), so if you want a perfect, pristine surface, it may not be the best choice. On the other hand, some people think multiple scratches over time give it character and personality.