A Guide to Creating the Perfect Kitchen
The kitchen is the heart of the home, it’s not just a place to cook and eat, it’s somewhere that friends and family gather and spend quality time together – which means it has to look and feel like a place that people want to spend time.
There are plenty of options to choose from when you’re creating your kitchen and sometimes it can all get a bit overwhelming, but this guide is here to help you from start to finish, from taking the first step and creating a budget to adding the finishing touches once everything is done. With this guide, you’ll have the kitchen you’ve always dreamed of.
Type of Kitchen
The type of kitchen style that you choose is up to you, there are plenty of styles to choose from and each allows you to add your own personality into it.
This is perfect for big open kitchens as it’s big enough for a large dinner table for the family to sit around. It has a homely feel with open shelves that show off the kitchen utensils and looks great with a wide sink to fit all of the dishes in. Our Classic 110 Dual Fuel range cooker in cream would look great in this style of kitchen.
A rustic kitchen has vintage aspects and themes. It also focuses on different textures - you may see brick, stone and timber all used together in a rustic kitchen.
A modern kitchen is as clean cut as possible, very minimalistic in terms of décor and clutter but it allows the materials used on the worktops and cabinets to shine through and take centre stage, modern kitchens are very sleek. Our sleek Nexus cooker in black is the perfect appliance for this style.
In this type of kitchen you’ll find antique finishes and furniture – it has a classic look and feel.
Though contemporary style kitchens can look similar to modern kitchens, they are usually a bit quirkier and involve a splash of colour - contemporary kitchens allow you to be different and to experiment with colours and fixtures.
If you’re not quite sure whether you want a contemporary or a traditional kitchen then opt for transitional, it means you get to choose your favourite parts of both kitchens to create a kitchen that you love.