It is easier to select all the elements for your Melbourne kitchen renovation if you have decided on the specific style you like best. You will know your style when you see it. Whether it is sleek and modern or warm and rustic, the Home of Kitchens can help you create the perfect kitchen design.
The essentials of modern kitchen designs are strong horizontal lines, frameless cabinets, sleek hardware, glass splashbacks, a bench top without patterns and a lack of ornamentation. Concentrate on showing off the natural beauty of the materials.
Raw materials such as timber and stone will provide warmth and texture to your kitchen. To create the rustic look, introduce elements such as rough-hewn timber beams, slate flooring and old-fashioned cabinet latches and fixtures. Steer clear of white, black or stainless steel appliances as these will detract from the look you are trying to create. Source coloured appliances or use a cabinet front to conceal them. Repurposed cabinetry and reclaimed sinks add vintage charm. A fireplace or wood stove will create instant warmth.
A streamlined kitchen is functional yet has the ability to hide all the necessary details. Use cabinets with clean lines, balancing the base and taller cabinets. Choose flush or built-in-style appliances and position them so that they don’t stand out. The bench tops should be large but not busy. Select uniform colours.
A cottage kitchen is cozy and unpretentious. Think soft colours, wooden floors and vintage hardware. Open shelving is great to show off kitchen collections. Creating colourful accents and curtains will add comfort.
Saturated colours, ornate details and strong curves are all elements of the Mediterranean style. Choose rich, warm colours and add flourishes such as handpainted tilework. Select hardware, fixtures and other elements with strong curves and graceful forms such as an arch cooking alcove. Introduce exposed ceiling beams, textured walls and warm-coloured flooring tiles. Mediterranean kitchen designs also use wrought-iron detailing such as pot racks.
This is a sophisticated kitchen style with design elements such as intricate carvings, decorative corbels, fluted pilasters and chimney breast mantle pieces. Make your cooker the centrepiece and add features such as a copper pot collection, a plate rack, charming wicker baskets or an attractive chandelier. French Provincial kitchens use soft colours such as antique whites, baby blues and muted coffees to highlight the elaborate design elements.
For more inspiration on achieving a specific kitchen design style, please visit our Dandenong showroom at 222-224 Frankston-Dandenong Road, Dandenong South.