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Style Elements: Traditional vs Contemporary Kitchens

March 14th, 2017
Cheltenham

Choosing a style for your new kitchen can be difficult, and you will want to make sure that the look you go for reflects your personality and lifestyle, as well as being practical for how you will use it.  At in-toto Northwood Hills we are experts in kitchen design, dedicated to finding an inspired solution especially for you. 

With so many options out there, we are here to help you decide between the various style elements available to you, starting with the differences between traditional and contemporary kitchens.  

Read on and see which style you prefer…

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Traditional Style Kitchen

Traditional kitchen furniture (like the Cheltenham range pictured above and right) will give your home a warm and cosy feeling with added charm. Common features include, beamed ceilings, a fireplace, natural surfaces, and a lot of natural wood that is either painted or varnished with a natural finish.

Cabinet doors tend to include some sort of detail, such as framed shaker styles, or more intricate cut-out patterns.  Worktops vary from natural granite to wood, but always maintain a rustic, homely approach.  Tiles work well as splashbacks in traditional kitchens, with accents in wood including, plate and wine racks, open shelves, dressers, and exposed niche panels for hanging utensils and holding herb and spice racks.

Contemporary Style Kitchen

Contemporary kitchens are usually minimalistic with streamlined cabinetry in solid, or block colours.  Innovative storage solutions such as, pull-out larders, pull-out bins, corner units, and Le Mans units hide clutter and provide easy access to make use of your kitchen as convenient and comfortable as possible.  Cabinet doors tend to be plain and handleless without any decorative elements (such as the Cetus range pictured below), and are finished in on-trend matt materials, or high-gloss.  Other elements include, worktops in laminate, quartz, or stainless steel, glass splashbacks and modern LED lights.

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Visit in-toto Northwood Hills kitchen design studio and meet our experienced kitchen specialists for advice on how to choose your dream kitchen, specifically tailored to your lifestyle, tastes and budget.

in-toto Northwood Hills
66a Joel Street
Northwood Hills
Middlesex
HA6 1NW

To book your free design consultation, please click here.

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