The Great British Bake Off is back and Mary Berry is reviving our passion for making cakes, breads and other treats. But as every home baker knows, getting elbow-deep in flour is only half the fun if your kitchen does not rise to the occasion.
Whether you keep it traditional with a Victoria sponge, or make a mean batch of brownies, these 10 quintessentially British kitchens will inspire you to dig out the recipe books and preheat the oven.
Ready, steady, bake!
With its collection of vintage teacups, cake stands and quirky trinkets, this treasure trove of a kitchen is not only a spectacular space for baking. It’s also an ideal location for hosting your own Mad Hatter’s tea party.
Exposed beams and a traditional range cooker make this the epitome of country kitchen style. All that space is perfect for an afternoon of family baking.
Equipped with a stainless-steel KitchenAid mixer, this kitchen is the perfect match for the modern baker. Its plum cabinets and island are all manufactured in Britain.
Available from the Linda Barker range at Wren Kitchens
This beautiful Victorian kitchen is just made for traditional baking. Its shelves are lined with jars of flour, sugar and other baking essentials.
Adding red accessories to a neutral kitchen makes it instantly inviting. This room has all the warmth synonymous with any baker’s kitchen.
For a Shaker-style designs, take a look at the Langham kitchen from Second Nature
Deep blue tones and patterned tiles complement the Scandi-style wooden chairs. The bullet grey tin lamps that give this kitchen a rustic feel.
This solid oak freestanding kitchen furniture is available from Fired Earth’s Vermont Range
Mismatching chairs and contrasting cupboards give a friendly feel to this baker’s kitchen. It’s a great space for friends to catch up over freshly baked muffins and oaty flapjacks.
Cabinetry available from John Lewis of Hungerford
A kitchen island is often a staple in the kitchens of avid bakers, as it’s the ideal space for kneading dough or icing a cake. This circular island proves that the feature can work well in smaller spaces.
Shades of green establish this kitchen as a haven for spring and summer baking. You can almost smell a freshly baked lemon drizzle!
Painted freestanding pieces available from the Harvest Range at Creamery Kitchens
Aged wooden tables evoke images of generations of baking. Think of all the recipes handed down through the family, and baked at this Aga.
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