As the very nucleus of our homes, the kitchen indisputably holds a significant place in our living space.
While we strive to tailor our kitchens to reflect our individual taste, it is equally essential to ensure that our kitchens retain a timeless appeal, thereby augmenting the value of our homes.
The ideal approach is to incorporate elements in your kitchen design that are not only enduring in style, but also practical for day-to-day use.
To attain a simple yet elegant look, let’s explore a variety of timeless kitchen design ideas, features, colours and styles that have successfully withstood the passage of time.
Our list commences with shaker-style cabinets. Renowned for their uncluttered design, these cabinets exude a timeless charm.
These kitchen cabinet doors, composed of a recessed panel and a four-piece wooden frame, were originally crafted by the Shakers in England during the early nineteenth century. Their minimalist design aligns with the Shakers’ religious views, which advocate simplicity and functionality.
Shaker-style cabinets are still a common feature in traditional homes, thanks to their enduring appeal. Our latest Shaker range, Wardley, pays tribute to this ethos of simplicity and practicality.
Wooden kitchens continue to be a favoured choice, owing to their natural appeal, durability, warm hues, and easy availability.
With its versatility, wood complements a wide range of colour palettes and worktops, creating a truly timeless kitchen aesthetic.
Wooden elements can lend your kitchen a cosy, rustic feel, which can be seamlessly combined with contemporary finishes for a refined look.
Marble and Quartz
Worktops Marble or quartz worktops, available in diverse patterns and colours, offer a neat, high-end look while being resilient, stain and water-resistant.
Our quartz and marble-effect worktops provide the opulent appeal of natural materials without the associated cost.
With low maintenance and easy cleaning, our quartz laminate worktops are designed for remarkable hardness and scratch resistance.
Regardless of your kitchen style, we offer a selection of kitchen worktops that will enhance your space while providing robust performance and absolute design flexibility.
Integrating your kitchen units with your walls and floors can lend your kitchen a neat, sturdy look.
Moreover, fitted kitchen cabinets are more cost-effective compared to custom designs.
The uniform and functional style can help optimise your available space with numerous cabinets, thus improving kitchen organisation and providing flexibility to adapt the design to your specific needs.
Even irregular spaces and sloping eaves can be accommodated with carefully designed cabinets.
At Premiere Klasse, we meticulously design our kitchens with a purpose.
At Dependon we are actively looking to operate in an environmentally friendly way and to reduce our carbon footprint by setting ourselves targets and taking actions such as:
- Installing energy efficient lighting in the offices
- Sourcing from local companies to reduce carbon emissions and pollution in our supply chain
- Buying from responsible suppliers to maximise recyclable packaging
- Tracking our fleet of vehicles to enable carbon offset by job
We are using the Carbon Trusts SME Carbon Footprint Calculator to calculate our carbon footprint in order to set targets for improvement and move towards accreditation as a carbon neutral company. We have registered with Ecologi, an environmental organisation featured on Dragons Den, and together with them we are starting to off-set our carbon footprint. Every time one of our customers pays their bill, Ecologi funds tree planting to offset the carbon involved in that job.
Storage Maintaining an aesthetic appeal while ensuring sufficient storage is crucial in kitchen design. Built-in, concealed storage is an effective way to maintain clean lines and reduce clutter in your kitchen.
Particularly in smaller kitchens, concealed shelving storage can help optimise your available space by neatly stowing away items.
For kitchen storage inspiration, browse through our blog on purposeful kitchen storage.
Flagstone floors are not only visually appealing but also durable and incredibly long-lasting. The longevity of many ancient structures built with stone serves as testament to its robustness.
Requiring minimal maintenance, stone floors can create a seamless transition from indoors to outdoors. Even in hotter weather, stone floors remain cool to the touch.
Interestingly, stone floors can also contribute to reducing dust and allergens in your home due to their nonporous surface that enhances the effectiveness of cleaning.
The finishing of the tile surface can be customised to harmonise with the aesthetic of your kitchen. Over time, stone flooring adds character to your home, evolving to look even better with age.
Being more durable than wood, solid metal handles lend an immediate luxurious feel to your kitchen. They add a tactile element to the kitchen, exuding a weighty, robust, and pleasingly smooth feel.
Wood may degrade due to skin oils, and plastic is less sustainable and popular. Metal, on the other hand, accomplishes the sophisticated look that many desire.
Neutral Cabinet Colours
Choosing neutral cabinet colours is a wise decision.
Neutral kitchen colours not only enhance the marketability of your home but also are timeless and adaptable, meaning they can be styled with virtually any other colours to create your ideal kitchen aesthetic.
Neutral cabinets can also make a small kitchen appear more spacious and a dimly-lit kitchen feel more airy and bright.
Neutral hues can instantly uplift the room, providing a charming, classic look. A stylish base colour can significantly influence the mood and atmosphere of your kitchen.
A kitchen appliance that has consistently been popular with country-style kitchens is the range cooker.
These traditional cookers, though associated with a retro aesthetic, are still very much in demand. Range cookers cook your food slowly and evenly, ensuring delectable results every time.
Furthermore, they serve as the focal point of your kitchen design, adding a warm and inviting ambience.
With their large hobs and additional oven space, range cookers are ideal for preparing large family meals.
We hope you’ve found our rundown of ten timeless design ideas for a classic kitchen insightful. These ideas will ensure your kitchen remains evergreen and stands the test of time.