Choosing a kitchen design & style for your home
Choosing a kitchen design & style for your home is not the most straightforward decision and will dictate the entire look and feel of your room. Yes, open plan living or closed plan is an important decision BUT there are so many kitchen designs that choosing the right one for you can be overwhelming at times.
If you’re truly worried about this then we would suggest using an interior design expert to help guide you or at the very least an expert kitchen designer who can help you come up with kitchen ideas and help choose a kitchen that is perfect for you.
The first thing to consider when choosing the type of kitchen for your home is what type of property the kitchen will be going into and will it suit your home. What I mean by this is – if you are living in an Edwardian property, do you necessarily want contemporary kitchens that won’t necessarily fit with the style of the home or would a shaker kitchen be more of a fit? Now, this isn’t to say that you can’t choose something a bit different to the style of your home, it’s just something to consider.
The next thing to look at is whether you actually love the style of a kitchen and whether you will love it for years to come. Modern kitchens come and go in and out of style but a traditional kitchen or even a transitional kitchen is likely to stay in style for many more years.
Traditional Kitchens feature a lot of open shelving which is nice to display your china or glassware and works well in a small kitchen. However, too much open shelving and you will lean towards the rustic kitchen style.
If you want something in between modern and traditional then you could opt for a lay-on shaker kitchen i.e. a shaker door but not in a front frame – this contemporary traditional mix isn’t quite transitional but is a classically modern option and has clean lines like a modern kitchen but with the shaker door style of a traditional kitchen.
A Kitchen island is a prominent feature in either style of kitchen and could be a way to introduce a slightly different element of style (i.e. a shaker island but slab doors elsewhere)
Colour Palettes are independent of kitchen style and to be honest, don’t factor heavily on the style. What we would say is that more bold pastel colours for example tend to work well in traditional kitchens compared to modern kitchens which tend to look sleeker with more muted and simple tones.
Wondering what to do next?
Take a guided tour of one of our latest kitchen projects. This particular project was completed for the fabulous Amelia Liana.
Amelia was a dream to work with and has an impeccable style which is obvious from taking one look at the kitchen. The cabinetwork was painted in Farrow and Ball Vert de Terre which is a very on trend colour, almost a light green which she paired with brass accents from Armac Martin and Perrin and Rowe.