Is a sleek, minimal kitchen not your thing? If you’re a homeowner, it feels as if the only option is to adopt a minimalist approach to home decor today. In reality, a traditional or classic style is doable. More than that, it’s encouraged because there is nothing better than clean lines mixed with rustic features that remind you of your childhood. And, that’s the vital thing to remember: you can have both. The incredible thing about home decor is that it is flexible. Therefore, combining trends usually brings about the results that stun and take you by surprise.
With that in mind, below are the modern ways to pull off a classic look in your kitchen.
Invest In A Contractor
Later on, this post will focus on the individual ways to mix modernity and traditionalism in your home. However, it’s wrong to start without mentioning the benefit of hiring a professional to do the heavy lifting. Take a look at a Simple Kitchen remodel from their portfolio – do you think you can do better? Even if you are capable of creating something special, it could cost you a considerable amount of time and money. Thrifty homeowners hate to admit it, yet it’s sometimes cheaper to invest in a contractor because they’ll nail it from the outset.
Fall In Love With Wood
The modern way is to opt for smooth, durable materials, such as tiles. Failing that, lots of homeowners choose to paint over kitchen fittings and fixtures. While both of these options are worth considering, you should never forget about the importance of wood. Firstly, contemporary designs mean that floors or kitchen cabinets or cupboards won’t appear old or outdated. Yet, there is something rustic and homely about a dead tree that makes it feel classical. There’s no need to replace everything with a wooden version; merely change the accessories and mix and match!
Speaking of accessories, you shouldn’t underestimate their impact. Yes, they are small, yet they have a massive say on style because they offset bold, vivid trends perfectly. Therefore, you should attempt to add traditional accessories wherever possible, and you can start with the salt and pepper shakers. Cabinet handles are fair game, too, as are window dressings. Blinds are sleek and stylish and let in lots of light, adding to traditional decor. To take it to the next level, you can replace fixtures with focal points, such as swapping the oven with an arga.
Store Stuff Up High
High walls and ceilings are often left unused, even though your kitchen isn’t big. Adding shelves or hooks to them are excellent options to exploit hard-to-reach spaces. Better than that, they seem old-school because high walls and ceilings are Victorian-like. Suspended from a wooden roof, pots, and pans will help you pull off the ultimate traditional kitchen with a modern twist. Just be careful of things falling from up high. Usually, anything heavy needs to keep its feet on the ground!
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