Creating a timeless kitchen

A kitchen is the last place that you want to experiment with one-off trends and styles, instead if you are considering redecorating or redesigning your kitchen it is best to opt for a timeless style that you aren’t going to want to change in a few years time. In that way the kitchen is pretty similar to the bathroom, neither are rooms that you can majorly experiment with without spending a good amount of money and having to live with the results.

This isn’t to say that you have to be boring when decorating but it is important to opt for a style that you can see fitting in with the rest of your house and one that you won’t want to change after a few years. A ‘timeless’ kitchen doesn’t have to be a bland one but it is one that benefits from the likes of neutral colour schemes, as they suit practically all kitchens and are a great base for the rest of your design.

The colour palette of a kitchen should be based upon keeping the kitchen light and warm, this doesn’t necessarily have to be achieved through painting the walls. The cabinetry is a huge part of a kitchen and you should use this as an opportunity to add contrast. If your kitchen doesn’t benefit from much natural light then the lighter the colours the better, as this will help reflect the light that there is.

If you want to create a timeless look then you are going to have to consider investing in furniture and cabinetry that is made from good quality materials. There is the option to purchase cheaper cabinet doors but these might age quickly and require replacing. Look to invest in good quality wood finishes and add a focal point of a quality wood table and chairs for a homely feel.

A kitchen also never looks worse than if its owner has not considered intelligent storage solutions. Whether for your appliances or cereals, introducing smart storage solutions makes a kitchen feel a lot more comfortable and spacious.

To help you on your way to a timeless kitchen here are our top styling tips!

– It is important to always be aware of your ‘work triangle’; this is the space between the sink, oven and fridge. The further apart it is, the less organised and harder it will be for you to enjoy being in your kitchen.

– When planning an entire kitchen it is very important to know exactly what is going to be installed and for you to create a space for everything. The last thing you want to do is start installing a kitchen and then realise you haven’t allocated any space for your regular and recycling bin. Think of where appliances and other items are most conveniently going to be placed and try and fit them there.

– In a similar vein, know where you want to put bulk accessories such as your kettle and toaster as these can take up a lot of space and you have to ensure they have a power outlet nearby.