A kitchen needs to be a functional space as well as stylish. There are now many options for storage to make your kitchen clutter-free and highly organised – and, if your kitchen is orderly, it will feel larger. Shiny, metallic or satin finishes will also make your kitchen look more spacious as light will reflect off the surfaces. Stone and wood is often featured in contemporary kitchen ranges, providing a stylish look that is also less formal.

This open plan kitchen by Arredo 3 is modern and minimalistic with a high gloss finish. Arredo 3 is available from Decodan Interiores in Estepona (www.decodaninteriores.com).Below Xey kitchens offer clever storage systems for optimum organisation. Xey is available from B&D Marbella in Pol. Ind. La Ermita (www.bydmarbella.com).Below left go retro with Smeg’s baby blue 1950s style toaster. Available from Mercasur in Estepona (www.mercasurestepona.com).Below right Villeroy & Boch’s Sorano Shower is ideal for rinsing food, while their metal colander fits perfectly into the sink to make it even easier! Available from Puya in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella (www.puya.es).

The Alchimie collection by L’Objet is a luxurious range of tableware perfect for special occasions to wow your guests. Available from Femont Galvan in the Marbella Club (www.femontgalvan.com).Below Muubs’ chopping board with indents is ideal to place pots and condiments and is perfect for serving snacks or canapés at a party. Available from the Bo- Concept Plus Store on the Mijas Road and in Centro de Negocios Oasis in Marbella (www.plusstore.es) and Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza in Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com).Below this Moroccan collection gives a rustic “boho chic” look to a table. Available from Zoco Home in Centro Idea on the Mijas Road (www.zocohome.com).This vase collection depicting cactus by Serax is fun and eyecatching. Available from Estuco in Centro Plaza in Nueva Andalucía (www.estucointeriors.com) and UDesign on the Ronda Road (www.udesign.es).Below made in Chulucanas (Peru) for HK Living, this handcrafted pottery is a modern twist on a 2000-year-old tradition. Available from Siesta Interior Design in Centro Plaza in Nueva Andalucía (www.siestainteriordesign.com). Below This elegant new collection by Villeroy & Boch really gives the wow-factor. Available from Puya in Pol. Ind. La Ermita in Marbella (www.puya.es).