Some examples of popular kitchen styles:
Farmhouse - This style of kitchen may include features such as wood panelling, wooden ceiling beams and rich, warm earthy tones. Other features in a traditional Farmhouse kitchen might include natural materials like stone or wood, antique appliances and fixtures, corbels and fluting and cabinets in mahogany, cherry or walnut.
Shaker - This type of kitchen relies on a natural look with good quality craftsmanship. Recessed panel doors with thick frames feature in a Shaker kitchen, you might see natural, neutral colours, clean strong lines and rich woods.
Tuscan - This is an old world style with features such as cup and dish racks, bun feet and valence legs. A Tuscan kitchen relies on natural materials and the cabinets will often be cream, earthy or yellow. With old world kitchens you might see furniture-look (free standing) cabinetry, turned posts, copper or pewter accents, rich deep colours and appliances hidden behind panels (integrated). Other old world kitchen styles include French chateau, Italian villa and Mediterranean.
Contemporary - A Contemporary kitchen can be eclectic and combines manmade and natural materials, textures and finishes for a transitional feel (- modern combined with traditional styles giving a look that is up to date without being starkly Modern). A Tuscan kitchen might be made Contemporary by using steel appliances or having some high tech lighting. Usually Contemporary fixtures and mouldings are not elaborate but should have some degree of ornamentation.
Country - A country kitchen is often welcoming and bright, featuring woven baskets, painted and glazed cabinets and decorative shelving. Natural cabinets in oak or pine mixed with the painted cabinets are popular, with a large wooden mantle range hood for an authentic Country look.
For more information on kitchen types and advice on how to combine elements from different styles to get the bespoke look that suits you, call in to our showroom or Contact Us by phone or email. Also have a look through our Kitchens Gallery for some photographs of our work and check out our Design Service to see the next step to creating your exquisite new kitchen.