Fool-proof Kitchen Design Ideas You’ll Love

“Good food and a warm kitchen is what makes a house a home.” – Rachael Ray

Whether you believe that the kitchen is the heart of the home or not, you can’t deny that it is a hub of activity. From cooking up our favourite meals to nourishing our bodies and hosting loved ones, a functional kitchen is one of the most integral aspects of a home; the modern kitchen space is used for multiple purposes, from dining to entertainment.

No matter how big or small a kitchen space is, there are a few things to consider when choosing a design layout and style to make sure they are both visually appealing and practical. The layout of the workflow can make or break the impression of the house as a whole, and any upgrades or additional features can turn an ordinary kitchen into a dream culinary space that is uniquely curated. Creating a beautiful kitchen that continues to inspire you for many years to come is an art, and here are four kitchen ideas that will never go out of style.


Shaker Style Cabinets

Of all the cabinetry available today, shaker style cabinets are undoubtedly one of the most popular. It is a classic, timeless type of cabinetry that blends with a wide range of kitchen styles. It features clean lines with a recessed centre panel. Whether you are planning a traditional, farmhouse or contemporary kitchen, shaker style cabinets will work for you. Since it is minimal in design, almost any cabinet hardware would pair well with it, allowing for a personalised touch. In modern homes, it is an easy way to give your home a hint of rustic charm.


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With its versatility in matching well with different interior styles, a play on colour and texture can set a wholly different tone in your kitchen. A warm wood finish can bring a bright, cottage-like feel into your home. Conversely, the use of cool, muted colours like the blue cabinetry in this home’s kitchen lends an air of elegance and sophistication to the space, befitting of the apartment’s modern classic interior.

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Stone Countertops

When it comes to choosing countertop material, stone is the gold standard for both durability and style. It is a luxurious countertop material that creates a sophisticated aesthetic and offers a decorative focal point in your kitchen. Popular stone choices for a timeless countertop include granite, marble and quartz. With its endless potential for mix-and-match styling, these stone countertops lend themselves particularly well to modern interiors. With natural stone, each slab carries unique textures, grains and colours, bringing a one-of-a-kind, contemporary aesthetic with timeless appeal.

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While granite better complements the industrial style with its coarser finish, marble pairs well with varied styles, particularly the modern luxury interior style. Alongside dark wood, gleaming gold, and matte black, the subtle texture and veining of marble acts as the perfect finishing touch.

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Subway Tiles

Subway tiles are a popular choice for homeowners looking to achieve a timeless, refined kitchen aesthetic. Often chose as a backsplash for kitchens, subway tiles are a point of visual interest that complements the surrounding countertop and cabinetry. Their sleek pattern offers a gentle texture that serves as the perfect kitchen backdrop, amplifying the kitchen’s style while still being neutral.

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While subway tiles are available in various colours, white is nearly a default for its neutrality. Another key point of consideration would be whether to pick a glossy or matte finish. Glossy subway tiles carry a classier look but may require a little more frequent cleaning as dirt marks show up easily. Matte tiles, on the other hand, bring a more homely feel into the space and are more stain resistant, but are more difficult to clean than glossy tiles.

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Neutral Colours

Although classic white is a popular colour for kitchen cabinetry and can’t go far wrong with that in terms of style longevity – it’s worth using carefully-chosen, neutral colours, such as cream, pale grey, or light wood. Sage green and various shades of blue are also popular choices when homeowners want a splash of colour in their kitchens. Soft neutrals and calming colour schemes can  create a comforting and timeless look that makes your kitchen a place of comfort and rest.

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Trendy kitchens are visually stunning but aren’t always designed with optimal functionality in mind. As you embark on your renovation journey, it is crucial to understand how your kitchen should be built to have the perfect blend of form and function. From the appliances you need, to the type of cooking and frequency of it, all these have to be taken into consideration and your kitchen should function to fit your unique lifestyle and needs.



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