Emphasise the horizontal lines with a slim counter that will lead the eye through the room. Concrete-effect patterns will introduce urban texture to space, whilst wood-grain floors in shades of oak can be used to warm up the cool palette. Slimline cooking devices can be fitted flush to the surface to continue a pared-back feel. Ask a builder to fit other equipment in a tower to make it easier to see dinner while it cooks and to lift heavy dishes out once it’s ready to serve. Include open shelving to create a spacious feel, and showcase recipe books and ornaments. Finish the display with pot plants, which add a splash of natural colour to this engineered look.