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Keeping It Classy - How To Create A Chic Kitchen That Will Stand The Test Of Time

Friday, August 26, 2016

Afraid of investing in a renovated kitchen that becomes glaringly outdated after only a few years? To avoid the cost of paying more money for a second makeover, choose a classic style that keeps to design elements that never fail: Light, white and open spaces ensure balance and harmony in the kitchen.

A NEUTRAL PALETTE

To create an in vogue kitchen that will not go out of fashion easily you have to first agree to adopt a neutral colour palette. Say goodbye to retro and antique styles kitchens dominated by yellow and orange hues and say hello to neutral tones for benchtops, cabinetry and walls. Although a popular choice, this doesn’t mean that your kitchen has to be all white - black and white is equally a timeless look. To complete the look, finish with stainless steel appliances and wooden floorboards to ensure that your kitchen will stand the test of time.

KEEP IT SIMPLE

Why is it that classic style never goes out of fashion? It’s because it strength lies in its simplicity - no fussy and ornate details only a style that’s minimalistic approach never dates. The cabinetry reflects the understated style - handle free doors in contrast with fancy handles and knobs. This gives you the flexibility to add your own touch once in a while through adding accessories like a wall clock, vases or display fruit bowl when you feel like a change in scenery.

KITCHEN SPLASHBACK

Keeping in theme with a timeless style, add a kitchen splashback with white or grey tiles where shapes can vary from square, rectangle or hexagonal. Alternatively, a glass splashback is an affordable option to provide a sleek finish to your kitchen. Durable and easy to clean, a neutral colour will retain the elegance of your kitchen still providing you with the option to change elements such as bar stools and light shades if you are looking for an inexpensive change.

LET THERE BE LIGHT

Never discount the power of kitchen with a view. Look at opportunities to add windows where you can so you can make the make the best use of natural light during the day time, not to mention a connection to the outdoors.

OPEN SPACES

A kitchen that adjoins to a living or dining room will never go out of fashion and can be done if you get an experienced renovator to open up space in your home. You’ve seen it in magazines and home improvement shows - make a kitchen the gathering place for your family with a long island housing a sink and surround by bar stools that makes for perfect entertaining. Creating open planned living with your kitchen as a centerpiece, when designed well, can add great resale value to a house. Achieve the illusion of more living space by knocking down walls and joining a kitchen and living room or the dining room - a practical remodel for any growing family.

Nu Look values the design and planning process as key to a successful kitchen renovation and can provide a free consultation and quote.