So, the contemporary look is still in, but traditional never went out of style. In fact, more people than ever before are choosing to go down the classic route when giving their cooking space (and overall home) a style update. Going for the traditional look means that your kitchen will have a timeless appeal. Not only this, but traditional touches can actually be very environmentally friendly, leaving you with a smaller carbon footprint and it also reduces the need for the unnecessary creation of new materials. Remodeling your kitchens all starts with stepping back in time to the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, when the traditional design style was the ‘in’ thing. Let’s find out more about traditional elements and how they can transform a dull cooking space into an effortlessly elegant one.
Fancy adding a burst of colour to a boring space? If so, a colourful ceramic tile backsplash could be just what you need to brighten up the space. Solid-coloured tiles and patterned tiles are available from most kitchen suppliers and fitters. Easy to clean, they can match the existing theme when remodeling your kitchens. A more traditional choice would be a stone backsplash or a wooden backsplash. Glass is another material that will create an instant focal point and the fact that it can be wiped down quickly to prevent water marks and scum from forming makes it a simple maintenance choice.
Lighting will set the mood, as will colour. When remodeling your kitchens, choose the lighting wisely to represent the ambiance, as well as your purpose for the kitchen. For example, dim lighting will work well in a space that you intend on using for entertaining and socialising, whereas bright overhead lighting that hangs above a freestanding kitchen island will prove better for someone who wants to make a statement with their cooking. Wall-hung lighting and spot lighting will not take up as much space as floor lamps, so consider sizing as a factor when making a decision.
When you walk into a traditional kitchen, there are a handful of materials you will most likely see. Natural elements tend to be the most popular, but a blend of natural and manufactured ceramics or metals will give the kitchen an out-of-the-ordinary look. Hardwood is one of them and it is a strong, resilient type of wood that takes between 40 and 60 years to fully mature. Other materials are stone and granite, which will last a lifetime and blend in effortlessly with most colour themes.
If you require a helping hand remodelling your kitchens, get in touch with the Zesta Kitchens team on phone number 1300 100 555.