If you’re building an extension or simply renovating your space, designing a kitchen can be more challenging than you might think. From choosing the finishes and personal design touches to appliances and more, it can be difficult to know where to begin!
Let’s start with one of the simplest of choices, the kitchen cabinets. With a number of styles available, how do you know which is best suited to not only your own personal taste, but also your lifestyle too?
Shaker kitchens are by far one of the most popular around. It might date back to the 18th century, but it’s had a much needed makeover since then! It’s a staple in today’s kitchen design; the modern farmhouse aesthetic is often paired with Belfast sinks and rustic worktops for a timeless look. They can also be married with more modern elements such as quartz or marble worktops and hi-end built in appliances.
Thanks to its chameleon-esque nature, it’s easy to see why the shaker style has gained popularity again over the past few years.
Glass fronted cabinets
Glass fronted cabinets are a great to blend in with another type of solid fronted cabinet. They’re used sparingly and are sometimes even backlit to make your collection of glassware or decorative dishes stand out! No matter what you choose to put in them, they’re often used as more of a decorative element to a kitchen. They’re great for adding a traditional yet timeless feel to your space.
If you’re wanting to bring an uber modern look and feel to your space, contemporary cabinets are for you. These create an immaculate finish and are often made from glossy materials. The simplicity and elegance of this particular style suit a whole host of different types of homes, from those with big open plan spaces to small luxurious apartments.
Why not pair your contemporary cabinets with ultra-modern appliances and a fancy hot water tap to keep your surfaces clear.
Why not opt for a mix
If you’re bold and daring and fancy something a little different, why not opt for an eclectic mix of a few different styles? You could opt for a classic shaker kitchen with open storage and rustic farmhouse shelving, or even blend them with more modern, contemporary wall cabinets! When it comes to designing your kitchen, remember it’s OK to mix styles, colours and finishes as long as your space can handle it.
Sometimes looking a little bit too uniform and put together can mean you don’t end up with the overall feel you’ve been searching for. Be brave and unapologetically you when it comes to designing your new kitchen!