24 March 2022 | Updated: 30 March 2022
The following article explores all the ways we can create a timeless kitchen. Step by step, we will walk you through the design process, providing you with everything you’ll need to know. From kitchen layout to decorating, finishes, furniture, accessories and lighting.
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It would be a mistake to think of kitchens as merely a collection of cabinets and appliances in which we prepare meals. The kitchen is the sum of its parts, so we should consider the total package when redecorating or building one.
The timeless kitchen is one that will not go out of fashion after a few years, will have the broadest design appeal and represents the best value for money. Why? Because the timeless kitchen will stand the test of time. The clue is in the name! The timeless kitchen adds value to a home, creates a warm and vibrant environment and looks the business.
Generally speaking, spending more money on better quality finishes and fixtures helps achieve a timeless kitchen. Natural and organic finishes – like stone, porcelain, wood and metal – are more likely to stand the test of time.
We recommend taking your time with the design, not being in too much of a rush. Gather some images and references to help inspire the look you want to achieve. Don’t be afraid to personalise with some elements but, on the whole, it’s advisable to keep the basic stuff neutral, in design and colour.
It’s best to avoid trending colour schemes when creating a kitchen décor. That also goes for fixtures and appliances. You don’t have to abandon colour altogether, on the contrary. It just means confining them to easily replaceable elements. Accessories, wallpaper, utensils, decorative objects and soft furnishings can reflect more personal tastes. On the whole, the following tips will help keep the décor looking fresh:
There are numerous tried and tested kitchen designs to choose from. Galley kitchens, L-shaped kitchens, and U-shaped kitchens are just a few examples. However, what makes a kitchen timeless in terms of its layout is the container into which it is placed. The following list provides an overview of the qualities that make a timeless kitchen:
More so than any other room in the home, the kitchen floor must withstand plenty of abuse. Timeless kitchen floor and wall finishes must be resistant to wear and tear, stains and humidity.
Because of its resistance to spills, porcelain is ideal for kitchen floor tiles. Furthermore, since it is a denser and less porous material, it always looks brand new after cleaning. Similarly, porcelain, ceramic, metal, and glass are practical kitchen wall tile options that withstand repeated cleaning.
CLASSIC, TIMELESS KITCHEN BACKSPLASH
Tiles generally will help guarantee a backsplash that looks good through the years.
Remember that a timeless kitchen must be long-lasting, so a quality tile in a simple geometric pattern will always be a feature. Similarly, classic kitchen tiles like the metro tile or subway tile never look old. However, it’s best to avoid glass or highly coloured metro tile options.
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The trick with kitchen cabinets and doors is to get the colour and the design right. The following recommendations will help achieve the timeless look:
E4.40 Limo Mate / Roble Puro / Cristal Transparente
The latest appliances can sometimes age a kitchen décor over time, so it’s best to avoid anything too obviously new. Integrated appliances and classic fixtures will always be on-trend. Accessories, such as taps, also play a role in creating the timeless kitchen. The following tips are a sure-fire way to get the timeless look:
Natural and organic finishes represent the best options for kitchen worktops over time. Here are a few of the more well-known examples.
Natural stones like granite and quartz actually improve in looks over time. However, some natural stones, such as limestone and marble, require sealing to prevent staining. The solution to this problem is porcelain worktops, which combines the visual benefits of natural stone with the technical properties of ceramics.
Timber is never out of style. The traditional butcher’s block is both durable and functional. It does, however, necessitate routine maintenance, such as protective sanding and varnishing every few years. Select one that is appropriate for food preparation.
Yes. Grey is one of those colours, like white, that will never look dated. Grey is a neutral colour that allows great scope for individual expression. A darker grey, such as anthracite, is worlds apart from a lighter grey, but both suggest elegance and timeless décor.
Black is a visually impacting choice for the kitchen cabinets. In addition, it is a colour that never goes out of fashion. However, black must be used with caution, and not every kitchen is suitable for it. Black requires a lot of natural light in the kitchen to work well.
White is the most popular colour for creating a timeless kitchen. It's a bright, hygienic, and versatile option that's been the top choice in UK kitchens for decades. White never looks dated or old fashioned; it is guaranteed to stand the test of time.