5 timeless kitchen design styles

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We spend a lot of time in the kitchen, so it’s important to create a setting that is trendy, stylish, and feels at home.

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Because renovating your kitchen is not always a cheap project, you want to choose a design that will stand the test of time. This will allow you to be happy in your freshly updated kitchen for years to come, without your style becoming outdated and having to change it again. Keep reading this article for five timeless kitchen design styles to inspire you.

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1. Neutral colour schemes

Neutral colour palettes, such as whites, creams, beiges and greys have always been trendy, and are unlikely to go out of style. More people are opting to use these neutral color schemes in their homes to create a light and airy setting. Lighter colors can make the room appear larger and will also brighten up the setting. Consider painting your cabinets white or light gray. You can also select a different color for the kitchen island to make the feature pop and stand out.

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2. Marble/quartz Countertops

More people are replacing their outdated and old countertops with something more chic and stylish. Marble countertops are one of the most popular features to install because they have beautiful gray veins and a sleek design. The durability and strength of the stone allows them to last an average of 100 years if they’re maintained well.

Quartz countertops are an excellent alternative for those who want something more cost-effective. The countertops don’t stain as easily and have a similar design and style. These countertops pair well with gold and brass hardware to create an upscale setting that is regal. 

Granite continues to be a popular option and is available in a variety of color shades, depending on the look you want to achieve with your modern kitchen design. The material has a lot more details than marble or quartz and can hide crumbs or dirt easier, making them easy to maintain.

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3. Shaker Style Cabinets

Shaker style cabinets are a classic kitchen staple as they suit so many different kitchen looks. Their clean and simple design makes them popular among homeowners looking for minimal kitchen style. 

There are a variety of color shades to consider when installing shaker style cabinets. Some of the most popular colors and finishes include dark brown, light green, gray, and light brown. Black hardware will also pair well with drawers and cabinets to create a modern look.

 If your current cabinets are in good shape, consider refacing them with shaker style cabinets to stay within your budget while still updating the feature.

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4. Island Benches

Kitchen islands are common to find in newer kitchens and are a common addition during a kitchen renovation. Island benches offer an extra seating area to residents. They can increase the feature’s versatility to use it for more than just prepping food or storing your kitchen tools. Adding a bench can invite your kids to spend more time in the space as you cook and allow family members to get more time together each day. It’s also an excellent option for those who have a dining room that is separate from the kitchen when you want somewhere quick to eat.

You can also add a few stools to the kitchen island, which are slim enough to prevent the chairs from taking up too much space. You can also consider adding a few extra shelves or cabinets to the island for additional storage space. 

5. Open Plan

A popular kitchen interior design is an open plan. Large, spacious kitchens are easier to navigate and can allow more people to spend time in the room without feeling cramped. If there are a lot of walls present in the space, it can feel hard to get around and can limit your access to different cabinets or appliances. 

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Converting the kitchen to an open plan can allow it to feel more spacious and inviting. It can include breaking down a wall that is between the kitchen and dining room or even the living room. Those who are spending time cooking or baking can have a conversation with someone who is in another room for added convenience. 

Making room for large windows with the kitchen remodel can also allow more natural light into the room to create a well-lit space where you have more visibility. This will create an upbeat and cheery setting that doesn’t have any dim spots. It can even offer a view of the outdoors and will allow the kitchen to feel larger.

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Incorporating a new design style into your kitchen will make you want to spend more time cooking and prepping food each day. Not only will it create a more contemporary setting, but it can boost the market value of your home once the remodel is complete.

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