It may be winter but one family home in Guildford has been brightened up with a new ‘Urbo’ kitchen in the most beautiful blue matt lacquer – Fired Earth Marina Blue 95 – to be precise. Matched with Lagoon composite worktops, ‘Linen’ glass splashbacks, and lights from Tom Dixon (one of our favorite British designers), this is a room to spend time in. The huge island is perfect for eating at, and for teenagers to plug in their computers, and a small home office area makes organising family business easy. Storage is always key for kitchens, and homes in general. Here a small but perfectly formed bespoke utility room with ‘Classic’ cabinetry in ‘Strong White’ provides not only everything the family needs for laundry, but also storage for coats, ballet and sports clothes – all those items that very often end up cluttering the hallway.