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Absolutely Fabulous Kitchen
Absolutely Fabulous Kitchen
Room: Kitchen
Colours: Chrome; Pink; Natural;
Style: Luxurious;
Budget: High
Programme: Absolutely Fabulous
Designer: Harry Banks;
Feature: Lounge area
A kitchen that really is the heart of the home - a place to eat canapes, drink champagne, lounge, argue with the family and, occasionally, a place to cook in too.

Click on the images below for a larger version

Champagne-filled fridge
Champagne-filled fridge
The essential item for an Absolutely Fabulous kitchen is the champagne fridge. Use a glass-fronted one to display the bottles. Customise the fridge to incorporate a self-restocking mechanism, so you'll never run out of chilled Bolly.
Fluffy but cool lounge
Coloured sofas
Include comfy rich-coloured sofas with sheepskin throws to create a luxurious chill out lounge area. Use white walls but paint one or two in a different colour to give the space a gutsy feel.
Kitchen couture
Kitchen couture
So what if it isn't practical for cooking. The kitchen area will keep people like Saffy and Edina's mum happy. It's absolutely crucial to keep those lovely, expensive kitchen gadgets on display.
What's cooking oven
Oven
What's cooking on the Abfab oven? As you can see, nothing. Get the latest sleek, glossy stainless steel cooker, but view it as an ornament rather than a functional item and ensure it's well-lit.
Show-off shelving and silver coffee cups
Shelving
It's the little designer details that impress. Install lots of shelving to show off your favourite and most expensive items, such as these silver coffee cups.
Stairway to heaven
Stairway
A glamorous stairway is important. This is a bespoke steel design, underlit and see-through with recessed lighting in the walls. It enhances what might otherwise be just a dark basement stairway.
Che poster
Che Guevara poster
A homage to Edina's 1960s heyday, this Che Guevara poster makes a big statement. It says: "I was a hippie." Get similar posters from high-street poster shops so you can pretend you were a hippie as well.
Top Tip

Sweeties, it's essential to show off the detail. The more expensive - the better.
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