Freestanding kitchen ideas to add a relaxed vibe to your cooking space

open plan barn conversion with freestanding kitchen
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For many people freestanding kitchen ideas are far more appealing than those that involve a range of matching fitted units.

When designing a kitchen, there are many considerations, but one of the most important is choosing the right cabinetry for all your needs. While the most common route is to select a range of matching units that are subsequently fixed into place, this is not the only option.

image of Al Bruce founder of Olive & Barr
Al Bruce

Al Bruce, founder of Olive & Barr, began his career 25 years ago studying to be a cabinet maker at college. His natural skill in the craft of cabinetry and keen business acumen saw him quickly rise up through the ranks of the handmade kitchen industry. With a natural flair for design and a deep passion for the industry, Al finally opened his own Shaker kitchen company in 2018.

Helen Parker
Helen Parker

Helen Parker is creative director at deVOL, where she has worked for 13 years. She is always actively ensuring deVOL and its image is kept classic, on trend and eclectic.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.