When spending thousands of dollars on a kitchen refit, you want to know it’s going to stand the test of time. HGTV star and interior designer Breegan Jane – currently appearing on The House My Wedding Bought – explains why she believes a tuxedo kitchen is the way to go.

Opting for striking black or dark-toned cabinets on the lower half and fresh white cabinets on the walls is a kitchen design idea we might not have always considered. But black and white decor ideas create a really daring yet classic look that gives the impression that you really know what you’re doing.

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Writing on her Instagram, Breegan Jane explains why the tuxedo kitchen works so well. ‘Perhaps the most common request I get from my clients is to give their spaces a refresh. They seek to find new ways to breathe life into the areas that perhaps feel a bit worn and unoriginal,’ she says.