The traditional kitchen is designed to emanate warmth and comfort. Traditional design aesthetics can be inspired from a range of periods and locations, from Victorian and Edwardian styles to early American and Old World approaches. The term ‘traditional’ encompasses many styles, but what defines a traditional kitchen is its eclectic mixture of trends and approaches, that incorporate intricacies and ornamentation not found in the ‘purist’ clean lines of contemporary kitchens. The elegance of graceful lines, detailed adornments, intricate patterns, carved molding and antique furnishings (and so much more) combine to create a kitchen that will never age.
Traditional kitchens are built to suit the style of the house for many years, if not centuries! A professionally designed contemporary kitchen will stand the test of time because it can combine a variety of textures, colours and styles so that it doesn’t adhere to a specific trend that could become outdated. Creating an original and exclusive kitchen means that it isn’t subject to current trends, however after 10-15 years even these kitchens can start to appear dated. Traditional kitchens on the other hand are still around and thriving from the Victorian times. Most traditional kitchen furniture and storage is hand painted so it can easily be touched up and repainted rather than having to be replaced, to create a whole new fresh feel to your interior.
Although traditional kitchens focus on the details, the best designs come across as not overbearing or crammed, but layered and interesting. Take the above kitchen. The architecture of the room gives it a distinctly nostalgic feel, the wooden beams framing the room and the small window details really evoking the traditional. The textures within the slab flooring, the wooden door and the checkered blinds add details that catch the eye, whilst not being too overwhelming.
Finally, the small details such as the black knobs, the plant pots and the bright painting bring everything together, creating that unique, warm and inviting aura that belongs in a traditional kitchen.
Although traditional kitchens can have a variety of different styles and aesthetics, there are some features that really define the traditional look. For instance, the cabinets. Seamless, hingeless and smooth cabinets have a contemporary feel, whilst flush inset or framed cabinetry are reminiscent of the Old World ways cabinets were built and hand constructed. Raised panel doors create more ornamentation for your kitchen, and come in a huge variety of styles that are a signature look for a traditional kitchen. Ornate lighting such as chandeliers and lanterns are a distinct look for the traditional kitchen, and add an extravagant elegance that will give your kitchen an elaborate character.
Finding it hard to make decisions? You could always go for a traditional style hand painted kitchen, but incorporate modern accessories, such as door handles and surfaces for a more contemporary alternative look.
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With the summer sun blistering outside, the last thing you want to do is turn on a hot oven in a stuffy kitchen and start prepping. We’ve come up with a couple of tips to ensure you can enjoy your cooking experience in a cool environment, possibly whilst drinking a nice cold glass of wine. Relax this summer, even when prepping the kids’ dinner!
Use countertop appliances. Get adventurous and start planning meals that avoid using your usual range oven. How about using your slow cooker, convection oven, microwave, toastie makers and grills to make an old and easy favourite. Reducing the use of your main oven will keep your kitchen so much cooler, so embrace countertop appliances, or why not opt for salads and meals that involve no cooking altogether?
Improve your main appliances. Old ovens, dishwashers and microwaves will let more heat into your kitchen, whilst also wasting energy and utility money. We can help you choose new appliances for your kitchen that are innovative, convenient and energy-saving (and they look great too!).
This is the third and final blog in a series inspiring you to think about the many functional and aesthetic benefits of getting a kitchen island in your home. If you missed out on the first and second kitchen island inspiration blogs then click here . If you’re ready for an even better batch of island inspiration then keep reading…
This is the second blog in a series inspiring you to think about the many functional and aesthetic benefits of getting a kitchen island in your home. If you missed out on the first kitchen island inspiration blog then click here. If you’re ready for even more island inspiration (and we’ve got some good ones here!) then keep reading…
This stunning island features seamless hob ensures a clean, smart look to the surface area, whilst the large square shape of this island brings you a huge amount of extra storage space, as well as a handy wine cooler! Team it with a colourful vase of flowers and the island becomes a stunning centrepiece to your kitchen interior.
The Homebuilding & Renovating Show takes place on 1st and 2nd July and offers a wide variety of free talks including topics on self-build, renovating, innovative products, extensions, conversions and DIY projects. Not only will there be open talks but also 1-2-1 sessions to get bespoke advice on your project - architects, planners, builders and general homebuilding & renovating experts will be ready to inspire and advise.
This is the perfect opportunity to meet all the right experts and exhibitors to give you the best advice and inspiration on your home renovation project. Catered for self builders and renovators, but open to anyone looking to improve their living area, the diversity of exhibitors, experts and showcased products will not disappoint.
From splashbacks and windows to heating, lighting and tiling… to eco flooring, landscaping and solar panels… the list really does go on. It’s an opportunity you really can’t miss.
Get your ticket here , and don’t forget to visit us at Stand No. S775 - we’ll be ready and waiting with our expert designers to discuss your project!
Kitchen islands are becoming more and more popular as time goes on, a central surface and workstation being recognised as having huge benefits to an efficient, innovative and creative kitchen space. For more information on why you need a kitchen island, click here . Once you’ve decided that a kitchen island could be an amazing addition to your kitchen interior, have a scroll down to get a feel for the style, material, colour and appliances that would suit your home dynamic!
It’s only a couple of weeks until Anthony Mullan Furniture will be showing off the latest kitchen innovations, design and technology at Grand Designs Live! At London’s ExCel from the 29th April – 7th May 2017, Grand Designs Live will be offering visitors a unique opportunity to experience all the latest home and interior trends. With seven different sections offering different ideas for your home, you don’t want to miss this awesome and inspirational event! Visit us at the show for bespoke furniture and kitchen projects, both big and small, for your home.
Check out the highlights from last year’s show!
Planning a brand new kitchen means contemplating a huge number of complicated and confusing decisions, from the layout, the design, the cabinets, the lighting... flooring...tiles… the list goes on and on! However there is one decision that often gets left until last minute, drowned out by all the more daunting kitchen decisions… what kind of sink will you choose?
Don’t know where to start? Here are a couple of options to think about:
1/ Size isn’t Everything… But It Can Make A Big Difference
With so many shapes and sizes of sink to choose from nowadays, you need to consider the pros and cons. With available sinks getting larger and deeper, you can soak larger pans and dishes, it also makes preparing large amounts of food an easier task. Larger, deeper sinks such as Farmhouse sinks are very popular, however they lack versatility compared to double sinks.
With The Ideal home Show approaching on the 24 March - 9 April 2017 at Olympia, London, we are getting prepared to unveil our latest range. We can’t wait to showcase our kitchen sets which will also include a bespoke island and of course a range of high-tech appliances from NEFF and other incredible design touches.
We look forward to seeing you there as you enjoy the best of home interior inspiration, garden design ideas, fashion, technology and more at this award winning show!
With the kitchen being the central interior of the modern home, you need to make sure that your design and renovation choices are contemporary and on trend, whilst being long-lasting and bringing value to your home. We’ve chosen 5 of the best, enduring and stylish trends in the world of kitchens of 2017.