What Does Your Kitchen Say About You?

written by Jessica Chiasson Wood on June 14, 2013 in Guest Post with 8 comments

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What Does Your Kitchen Say About You?

Kitchens are the heart of the home, and people spend a lot of time and money to make sure that their personalities are expressed though their cooking, presentation and ultimately the design of their kitchen. There are a number of things that you have to consider when making your kitchen special to you; the style of the space is a form of expression, and the appliances and worktops you purchase can show how you cook your food, as well as clean your kitchen.

You don’t have to be a millionaire to afford a bespoke kitchen either, as there a variety of ways to make your cooking space personal to you whilst also being kind on your bank balance. No matter what your requirements, or budget, there is always a way to make your kitchen say something about you. Let’s take a look at some of the best designs available today that give your kitchen a bespoke and personal touch.

The Contemporary Kitchen

Contemporary kitchens are great for new build properties, not only because of their ultra-modern finish, but they offer that sleek and fresh touch that reflects the rest of your new home. Although they might not offer very much in the ‘personal charm’ department, contemporary kitchens are basically clean slates, and there are a number of ways to add your own touch to make your kitchen stand out.

It’s very easy to become comfortable in a contemporary kitchen too. Because the unit door colour doesn’t need to match the rest of your kitchen, especially if you’re already surrounded by neutral colours, you’ll be able to create a vibrant and balanced layout.  One of the best ways to ensure that your contemporary kitchen fits right in your new-build home is to make you keep the same style throughout, construction or fabric.

For example, if you lack space, then you can easily produce a gallery-style kitchen, perfect for professional catering equipment, with a high gloss finish. Well placed lights with varying-dim light bulbs will also help to amplify the space too, especially if you have white walls. You can even place lights inside draws or underneath worktops just to offer that bespoke feel. If you’ve got the money to spend, see-through cabinets are another way to offer an insight into your kitchen, literally.

The Shaker Kitchen

If you’re looking for ultimate craftsmanship in your kitchen, then the Shaker Kitchen design won’t let you down. Built to last, with no crazy frills to distract your eyes, this kitchen is as straight forward as they come, and the warm wood finish on the cabinets are a far cry from the modern kitchens advertised today.

If you’re looking to mix both styles, then you can easily detach furnishings and use glass cabinets, however the Shaker Kitchen is ready to use straight out the box, and provides more than enough personality. If you live in a period house, and like to keep the period theme all the way throughout, then again the Shaker Kitchen is a great choice.

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