At least you’ve agreed one thing – you need a new kitchen. Which style you opt for is entirely up to you but let’s take a look at some points that might influence your decision on whether to go for a traditional or modern design.
With beautiful cabinetry, ornate designs, characterful embellishments and a warm homely vibe, it’s easy to understand why traditional-style kitchens never go out of fashion.
Whilst it is easy to get carried away with being intent on installing a traditional kitchen, you should bear in mind whether or not this rustic, country style would be in-keeping with the rest of the property.
For example, a traditional kitchen laden with natural materials such as pine cupboards, slate flooring and marble worktops is likely to look at tad out of place in a modern apartment designed in a contemporary style.
Once you are happy that a traditional kitchen will complement the rest of your home, you will need to decide on what type of traditional to opt for.
For instance, a Mediterranean-style kitchen is a popular choice of design, brimming with elaborate pillars, vibrant grain and rustic ceramic tiles.
Or you may want to opt for a nautical theme, with a crisp and clean style that comprises of plenty of neutral tones such as white, blue and grey.
Alternatively you may be more at home in a country kitchen with warm colours, plenty of solid wood and weathered hardwood for that authentic look and feel.
By complete contrast you might crave for a modern kitchen that designed to look contemporary, fresh and striking whilst be an ultra-convenient space to cook, eat and tidy up.
Again, if you are going down the contemporary route, the kitchen will need to blend in well with the rest of the home. A state-of-the-art modern kitchen might look at little awkward if the rest of home is done up in an old-fashioned, rustic style.
If you do decide the modern style is the kitchen for you, you will then need to determine which design to opt for.
For example, do you want a retro design which combines sleek lines and metal accents with bold colours? Or would an industrial style be more fitting, with brushed chrome, hardy steel and open shelving, providing hordes of functionality and storage?
If you are having a new kitchen in Manchester and the North West and are looking for a professional kitchen fitter to install your beautiful new kitchen, get in contact with A&J Kitchens, one of the North West’s leading kitchen fitters.