How to design a classic kitchen


A classic kitchen will always be in style and look as good in 10 years’ time as it does today, but how should you go about getting a look that will stand the test of time?

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Keep it simple

A neutral colour palette will ensure your kitchen does not date; for example, white or cream cupboards in a simple and unfussy Shaker-style are a real classic that always look contemporary. Keep away from ornate door styles, instead opting for something that is not too modern and won’t date as quickly. A Shaker door with a bead moulding can add some interest and keep it from being too traditional.

Ideal Home Magazine advises choosing units, flooring and paint in various shades of cream to create an open and bright space. Using muted colours means your kitchen will withstand the tests of time. Muted colours do not have to be boring; for example, you can add accent colours with accessories and soft furnishings, or try a soft grey or pale blue for more interest.

Glass door cabinets

Try mixing and matching wooden doors with glass ones, which will allow you to display your favourite dishes and open up your kitchen.

Good flooring

Getting the flooring right in your kitchen is essential to achieve a classic look. Wood and tiles remain very popular, while cork is a relatively new trend that is growing in popularity amongst those who want to be more eco-friendly. Cork floors are a very sustainable option that can look great and add style to any classic kitchen. If you are not sure what cork flooring looks like, browse sites such as http://www.ukflooringdirect.co.uk/what-is/cork-flooring to see how it could fit in with your classic scheme.

White marble or black granite countertops

White marble looks stunning and can make a classic kitchen stand out beautifully, while black countertops add a timeless touch. Although marble can be expensive, it is a material that always remains in style.

When planning your classic kitchen, the most important factors – apart from achieving the right look – are a functional layout that is easy to work in and plenty of storage. Kitchens are expensive; therefore, you want to ensure yours has a long lifespan that will suit you and your family for years to come and keep looking good.