Kitchen Styles and Design Ideas

Here are some of the most popular kitchen designs and styles, but the beauty of working with our designer is that you can create your own custom kitchen style too.

Traditional Kitchens
Contemporary Kitchens
Farmhouse Kitchens
Transitional Kitchens
Industrial Kitchens
Shaker Style Kitchens

Traditional Kitchens

For those who appreciate timeless elegance, the traditional kitchen style offers a classic and refined aesthetic. This design embraces ornate details, intricate mouldings, and rich finishes. Traditional kitchens often showcase raised-panel cabinets, decorative backsplashes, and luxurious countertops. Warm and inviting, this style incorporates colours like deep reds, warm yellows, and earthy neutrals to create a sense of comfort and familiarity.

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Contemporary Kitchens

With clean lines, sleek surfaces, and a minimalist approach, contemporary kitchens exude a modern and sophisticated vibe. This style emphasises functionality and simplicity while incorporating cutting-edge materials like stainless steel, glass, and concrete. Neutral colour palettes, often paired with bold accent colours, contribute to the overall polished look of contemporary kitchens. Built-in appliances and ample storage are common features of this design style.

Farmhouse Kitchens

Embracing the charm of rustic simplicity, the farmhouse kitchen style brings warmth and comfort to any home. This design incorporates natural materials like reclaimed wood, exposed beams, and distressed finishes. Farmhouse kitchens often feature a large farmhouse sink, open shelving, and vintage-inspired appliances. The colour palette typically includes muted tones such as creamy whites, soft greys, and earthy browns.

Transitional Kitchens

Blending the best of both traditional and contemporary design elements, the transitional kitchen style strikes a harmonious balance between classic and modern aesthetics. This versatile style incorporates clean lines and simple forms, while still showcasing some decorative elements. Neutral colour palettes are often combined with pops of colour or texture to create visual interest. Transitional kitchens feature a mix of materials, such as wood and metal, and offer a seamless transition between different design styles.

Industrial Kitchens

Inspired by urban lofts and factories, the industrial kitchen style embraces an edgy and utilitarian look. This design features exposed brick walls, metal accents, and raw materials like concrete and stainless steel. Industrial kitchens often incorporate open shelving, vintage lighting fixtures, and reclaimed furniture. Neutral tones and metallic finishes dominate the colour palette, creating a bold and industrial atmosphere.

Shaker Style Kitchens

Similar to farmhouse shaker style kitchens have cabinets and doors of a very simple and minimal design with a centre panel (often recessed) and square edges with minimal profiling. Usually made of wood but also now manufactured in modern materials. Symmetry is high on the agenda as well as a lack of ornamental additions. Colours are often whites, greys or soft muted tones.


Design and Styling Pros And Cons

There are pros and cons to any kitchen designs but by talking with our kitchen designer we can show you all the different choices that, or we will find out by discussing your needs and measuring up your kitchen on site. Don’t worry, we won’t let you fall into one of the many kitchen layout mistakes that DIYers often make.

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Free Kitchen Consultation and Design

Imperial Kitchens has one of the best designers in the trade. Book an appointment today to start your dream kitchen journey. You will get a free in-home or showroom consultation (usually between 1 - 2 hours) where we can discuss your needs, show you how we can achieve your design goals and meet your budget to create your dream kitchen.

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We have partnered with some of the finest suppliers of kitchens in the world giving you an incredible choice of options to create the exact kitchen you want.

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Alongside our in-house manufacturing and assembly, there is almost no style of kitchen we cannot achieve.

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Are these the only styles you can provide?

No, these are just some of the most popular designs and styles that have built up over time. They tend to help people who aren’t entirely sure what they want and not mix different elements that later you may come to dislike. The beauty of working with our designer is that you also get to create your own custom style if you wish

What if I have a style that I can’t see on your website or in your showroom?

If it exists, then it’s very likely that one of our supply partners will have it. If it doesn’t exist then we will do our best to make it for as we can customise just about anything with our joinery skills for custom cabinetry

What is the best kitchen style?

There isn’t one. The best style or design is the one that you’re the happiest with. We aim to build your kitchen, not our own. Our job will be to help you choose the right style and avoid design pitfalls like mixing too many clashing styles. Some styles can be more expensive than others though so fitting the right one to your budget is also a factor but one we will help you with

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