If you are hoping to achieve a classic, elegant abode, you will want to make sure that the heart of your home—the kitchen—takes on a traditional look. Such a kitchen embraces timeless elements, graceful charms and avoids anything trendy, ensuring that your space stays sophisticated throughout the years.
Remodeling your kitchen to adopt a traditional style does not mean you will have to give up modern conveniences, such as the latest appliances and technology that help make your kitchen the most welcoming space in your home. Many of these devices use warm design elements and come with intricate detailing and top-quality craftsmanship, ensuring you get the best of both worlds. Here are five elements to add to your traditional style kitchen:
1. Bay Windows
Bay windows have long been a hallmark of classic home design, being a staple since the early English Renaissance. For this reason, they have been popularly used in traditional kitchens. These are also known as recessed windows, designed to allow more natural light to enter the room. Many homeowners prefer placing these windows over seating and sinks.
Another benefit of bay windows is the beautiful panoramic views it offers from your kitchen, allowing you and your household to bask in the gorgeous scenery outside of your home as you enjoy your meals. Bay windows are also known to increase property value, which will be helpful if you plan to sell your home at some point in the future.
2. Raised Panel Cabinet Doors
Kitchen cabinet design is another aspect that can help your kitchen retain its timeless elegance. Raised panel cabinet doors, known for their intricate details, add an air of formality to your kitchen. It adds more depth and dimension to the room, and you can make them more distinguished by pairing them with glass-front cabinets or glazing them with an antique finish.
3. Warm Colors
Modern kitchen designs focus on clean lines and sharp color contrasts. On the other hand, traditional kitchens are subtler and gentler, using warm colors that make the space more inviting. They use ornate shapes and details while using neutral tones such as creams, beiges, browns, and tans. Materials like metallic, stone, brick, and natural wood grains add more character and texture to the space, adding to its luxury feel and sophistication.
4. Elegant Countertops
Countertops are the defining feature of any traditional kitchen since it is your primary surface for food preparation. To achieve a traditional style kitchen, you will want to opt for marble, quartz, or granite countertops, which have been admired by millions for many centuries and will continue to look elegant decades from now. They are also versatile since they go well with any color scheme.
5. Ornate Light Fixtures
Lastly, to round up your traditional kitchen, be sure to install elaborate light fixtures like brass chandeliers or antique pendant lights, which are lighting choices you will typically find in living rooms, or dining rooms. Traditional kitchens often have ornamented hardware that complements such lighting, creating a cohesive look to this well-loved space.
A Kitchen to Call Your Own
Kitchens are one of the most used rooms in the home, making sense to make it as warm, comfortable, and classic as possible. By adding these elements to your elegant kitchen, you will maintain a space that will always look stylish, no matter the decade.
Habitat by Aeon manages design and installation projects for residential, multi-family, condominium, and hospitality projects. Our Italian designers work with our clients to create a sample design for a particular room based on their preferences and home size. Contact us today to learn more about how we can achieve your dream of a luxury kitchen!