Over the past few years, however, as we’ve gravitated towards natural materials and more personalised spaces, the traditional, rustic-style kitchen has started to make a comeback – free-standing units, visible utensils and all – and it is surprisingly well-suited to modern urban spaces.

Kitchen designer Tom Howley (tomhowley.co.uk) credits a growing appreciation for craftsmanship to demand for more rural-style, wooden kitchen cabinets; his Hartford range starts from £40,000.
“Many customers are now understanding the work that goes into making a kitchen, which revolves around the desire for quality and performance, longevity being a key driving factor when investing in a kitchen,” he says. “A high-gloss, handleless kitchen is a trend-based buying decision, but a classic shaker-style kitchen can be easily updated.”
— Read on www.telegraph.co.uk/interiors/home/country-style-kitchen-back-vogue/