Designing your kitchen to be faithful to a particular style doesn't mean it's going to be boring or predictable. It does, however, help to ensure that everything fits together beautifully, and that there's an overall theme. A tastefully styled kitchen can add a huge amount of value to your home, too.
Find out more about different kitchen styles and what they normally involve.
These days, modern or contemporary style kitchens are normally subtle and restrained in terms of detail, and incorporate lots of solid, flat surfaces rather than ornate decorative features.
As the name suggests, minimalist kitchens employ flat, straight surfaces, muted colours and ultra-modern appliances and fittings. Minimalist kitchens look striking, but may not be practical for every home.
Kitchens in the 'French Provincial' style typically feature white, panelled cabinetry, decorative edging, knobs and handles, light-coloured timber surfaces and other aspects of the style, reminiscent of provincial France.
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