The traditional kitchen will never age or fall out of fashion any time soon even if the modern contemporary style seems all the rage. In fact, various forms of the traditional style have been running strong for over a century now. In recent years people have started to gravitate towards a desire for more organic “feeling” kitchens which are more interchangeable, rustic and inviting. On a practical note, traditional kitchens rely on natural materials like wood whilst also adhering to subtle neutral colours such as beige, taupe or ivory. This makes it easy in the long run to maintain, sand and even paint over the various marks or scrapes that can occur over time. Above all, many choose a traditional kitchen because they have personality, warmth and promote a sense of habitability, the kind of qualities required to promote relaxation and comfort.
If you are looking to build a traditional kitchen in Bath then there are many different options to choose from as the term “traditional” encompasses a number of different stylistic periods all with different visual identities. There are however some fixtures and components that are instrumental in creating that classic traditional look.
A Heavy Duty Range Cooker
Nothing says rustic more than a heavy-duty iron range cooker as the centrepiece of the kitchen. Range Cookers really are the heart of the traditional style kitchen because of the capacity they have to simultaneously handle multiple forms of cooking from roasting, baking boiling and grilling. The thick iron plating of a range cooker gives the appliance a full characterful appearance and which is often complimented with beautiful neutral matt finishes.
Cooker Splashback Tiles
A thick tile splashback wall just beyond your range cooker is an absolute must if you want to achieve the classic country kitchen look. Whilst many contemporary style kitchens opt for a solid slab of quartz, marble or granite as a splashback, traditional designs tend to favour a more patterned look hence why they rely on individual tiles to make up the body of the splashback. In terms of tile type, the choice is completely up to you but for a classic traditional splashback nothing looks better than white “subway” tiles.
Classic Wooden Cabinet Panels
Wooden cabinets and panels rich with patterns, motifs and decorations project a sense of homely elegance and when it comes to traditional cabinet styles, the more finary the better! Whether they are finished naturally or painted, these cabinets are key to the identity of the traditional kitchen. Raised panel doors are also typical of the classic traditionalist style and they further add to the sense of charm and depth. When picking wall cabinets, you might want to opt for glass doored models as they allow you to elegantly display your fine dinnerware.
Although crown moulding is more of a general interiors decoration, it still plays a massive part in adding that extra bit of character to the traditional kitchen. The folded angles and impressive curves accentuate the outline of a room whilst also complimenting the style patterned wooden cabinets. The great thing about crown moulding is that you have the choice between plaster and wood. Plaster crown moulding has its benefits in that you can craft elaborate shapes and motifs depending on how decorative you want to go. Wood, on the other hand is best suited for more straightened linear designs and gives you the option of either a natural look or painted finish.
Contemporary Kitchens In Bath
If you are looking for traditional kitchens in Bath then visit Elmore Kitchens today. We specialise in the design and installation of a range of personalised contemporary and traditional styles. For more information book a design consultation today!