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Sep

Traditional or Modern? How Do You Want Your New Kitchen To Look?

One of the first things to consider when creating your new kitchen in Melbourne is the overall aesthetic you’re after. The big question is traditional or modern? Damco Kitchens can help you decide between designs and execute them all the way to completion. We specialise in many different styles for kitchen renovations in Melbourne, whether it’s Hampton style, French provincial, traditional style, modern or contemporary.

Which direction should you go?

Traditional Kitchens

Traditional kitchens never go out of style. They are homey, warm, and cosy. Such styles under this banner are French provincial, country and Hamptons. Think of a countryside cottage or a beach side villa. These styles tend to feature curves, organic shapes, and wooden finishes. Typically, there’s an abundance of cupboard space to fit all your crockery and utensils easily.

Here are some typical features of styles of traditional kitchens:

French Provincial Kitchens

Bring the French provincial lifestyle home to you! These kitchens are quaint, warm, and elegant. This style favours use of soft colours such as whites, baby blues & greens, and neutrals. In this kitchen you’ll find:

  • Hand painted finishes
  • Marble, quartz, or granite benchtops
  • Farmhouse sinks
  • Rosettes and fluted posts

Country Style Kitchens

Exuding warmth and homeliness, you’ll want to spend all your time in a country style kitchen. These kitchens are full of neutral colours, natural timber, stone, and antique crockery. In this kitchen you’ll find:

  • Timber or stone floors & benchtops
  • Farmhouse sinks
  • Open shelving
  • Old style ovens

Traditional Hampton Style Kitchens

Inspired by the sea, Hampton style kitchens are fresh, bright, and white. The wonderful thing about this style is that it can be both traditional and modern! White is the primary colour here, but opt for some navy or grey pieces to fill out the nautical aesthetic. In this kitchen you’ll find:

  • Farmhouse sinks
  • Timber walls
  • Dark flooring to contrast with the light pieces
  • Open shelving

Modern Kitchens

Modern kitchens are a work of art. They are efficient, trendy, and fashionable. The words designer kitchens and contemporary kitchens come to mind. Though Hampton kitchens can also be modern depending on the pieces you use. Modern kitchens are full of sharp, straight lines, block shapes, and handless appliances. There’s a lack of panelled doors and open shelving to give a sleek and tidy look. It utilises the space to the best of its ability and complex patterns rarely make an appearance.

Here are some typical features of styles of modern kitchens:

Contemporary Kitchens

Contemporary kitchens are usually quite spacious, practical, and simple. Features include sleek lines, open work spaces, and soft close technology. Every part of the kitchen is utilised to the best of its ability. In this kitchen you’ll find:

  • Built in appliances
  • A “no handle” cabinet look
  • Glass or mirrored splashbacks
  • Cleverly concealed storage spaces

Modern Hampton Style Kitchens

The Modern Hampton style kitchens are moving away from the all-white look into something more refined. Take all the features of a traditional kitchen and add in some colour! Opt for some earthy colours such as browns and khaki greens. In this kitchen you’ll find:

  • Natural textures
  • Stainless steel sinks
  • Pendant lighting
  • Copper or rose gold finishes

Choosing a style can be one of the most exciting parts of designing your new kitchen. Dive head first into one style or have a go at mixing and matching different elements to find what you love.

Damco Kitchens Can Help You Choose The Best Style For Your Kitchen

Our designers have worked with all styles of kitchens! We offer a one stop shop service providing you with quality workmanship along with beautiful designs. Damco Kitchens is ready to help you design your custom kitchen in Melbourne. Give us a call on (03) 9544 0210 now!