You’ve no doubt seen your dream kitchen in a magazine or showroom and have been left wondering how you could recreate that look in your own home. The good news is that timeless kitchens are not only possible, but they’re also fairly easy to design. All it takes is a little research and some creativity. Follow these tips and tricks when designing your dream kitchen:
Choose Classic Appliances
Appliances are the most expensive part of a kitchen, so it’s important to get them right. The most common mistake is to go for cheap appliances instead of investing in quality ones that will last for many years. While good quality ovens, stoves and refrigerators can cost a lot of money, they won’t need replacing as often as their cheaper alternatives, so you’re likely to see the benefits of paying more upfront in the long run.
Look for products with good reviews and warranties and check that the manufacturer has a good customer service solution so that, should something go wrong down the road, you can easily contact them for help.
Mix And Match Materials
One of the best things you can do to make your kitchen feel timeless is to mix and match different materials so that it outlasts any trends that come and go. Mixing and matching textures, styles and colours can also give your kitchen a unique look that helps it stand out from all the other cookie-cutter kitchens out there. Here are some examples of ways you can mix and match materials:
Mixing metals: Copper with steel. Stainless steel with brass. Blackened steel with polished brass. Gold-plated copper with stainless steel. The list goes on!
Mixing natural materials: Wood panelling with stone countertops; marble slab counters with cherry cabinets; maple cabinets with whitewashed oak floors (or any other wood floor).
Consider The Colour Scheme
Colour is one of the most important elements when designing a kitchen that will be timeless. It has the ability to make or break the overall design, depending on how it’s used and in what ratio.
The first step is choosing your dominant colour. You can use this as an accent throughout your kitchen, or you can use it as an undercurrent throughout all three major elements: the cabinets, countertop and backsplash. Once you decide on that main hue, it becomes easier to choose other colours that complement it without overpowering it.
For example, if you want to create an earthy feel in your kitchen – a trend that will never go out of style – you need to keep the tones neutral. An accent colour like sage green for your cabinet doors will pair really well with light wood floors and off-white countertops.
We hope this article has helped you think about kitchens in a new way. You don’t have to be stuck with the same boring style forever, and you don’t have to settle for something that just feels “good enough.” Instead of getting caught up in trends and fads, it’s important to consider the long-term value when designing your kitchen. If you’re looking for further help and advice, contact our kitchen experts today at Large’s Furniture & Cabinet Makers.