They say that there are two rooms in a house that are most likely to seal a house sale: the bathroom and the kitchen. Therefore, when designing your home, the importance of a great fitted kitchen cannot be overlooked.
There are many possibilities and permutations of styles with fitted kitchens, so the first job you need to do is decide which will look best in your house. Interior designers, Betta Living, have been in the business for nearly half a century and offer an extensive choice of fitted kitchens. Here, they look at some of the different styles of kitchens and how they work in different types of homes.
The traditional design is very much in the farmhouse kitchen style. Quaint and pretty, this kitchen evokes feelings of all that is natural, such as free range eggs, organic vegetables, herbs growing on the windowsill and the smell of freshly ground coffee.
Some of the features of this kitchen, whilst old-fashioned, are un-rivalled in their practicality. Take the built-in plate rack for example. The idea of the plate rack comes from the famed Welsh dresser, which has been around for at least three centuries, but remains as useful today as it did then.
The farmhouse style is traditional and timeless, so fashion fads or crazes don’t tend to dent its popularity. It is well tried and tested over centuries and is best for those with period properties or older-style homes.
Of course, you don’t have to own a really old house for a kitchen like this to look great. In modern homes, the use of traditional colour schemes or design elements can create a striking feature. It’s important to get the balance right though, so be careful not to go overboard.
Modern style kitchens typically boast smooth lines and seamless appearances, something which the handle-less linear design by Betta Living evokes perfectly. Clean and pure, these kitchens have been designed by people at the top of their game.
A chrome utensil rail oozes practicality and strength, whilst handle-less cupboards have a clean, crisp and uninterrupted appearance. Bright, light and airy, this kitchen style cries out for modern homes with big windows and well thought out lighting.
Other modern kitchen designs combine sleek appliances with colour blocking design trends. Base colours are best kept neutral and plain, with flashes of colour added through key accessories and features. White appliances have always been a favourite with the modern home, but are slowly being rivalled by other colour options such as black and red. This is a great way to add another dimension to your kitchen. Monochrome styles that use black and white colours throughout are especially popular.
These kitchens naturally match more modern builds, but can be fitted in older homes too if handled correctly. The important thing to do, is make use of the features already present in the room, which may mean opting for a bespoke style, tailored to your kitchens exact specifications.