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How to Design a Kitchen That Stands the Test of Time

Usually, the kitchen is considered the heart of the home. And when designing your kitchen, it’s crucial to think about how you’ll use that space and what elements will stand the test of time.

One of the kitchens we’ve seen ace this test belongs to our client, Anna. She collaborated with us on her dream kitchen renovation 8 years ago, and it could easily stand up against some of our more recent renovation projects.

Anna’s kitchen is proof that you can create a timeless kitchen, with a little help from Singer Kitchens.

Our experience with kitchens like Anna’s has allowed us to discover 4 solid tips to create a kitchen that stands the test of time.

#1. Use natural elements.

There is something calming about immersing yourself in nature. So, why not add natural design elements to your kitchen?

Designing your kitchen with natural elements brings a comfortable, calming element to your home. You can use details like natural stone or wood finishes for your cabinets or countertops.

For Anna’s kitchen, she used real pine for her floors, natural stone for her backsplash, and granite for her countertops to give it a natural feel.

Anna’s choice to bring nature to her kitchen is proof that natural elements are a game-changer for a timeless kitchen.

#2. Combine several styles.

Most of the time, homeowners think that just because you love one piece of a specific kitchen style, you must stick with that overall aesthetic to create a cohesive look. But that doesn’t have to be the case!

In Anna’s case, she incorporated traditional aspects, such as a beadboard and carved legs for her kitchen island, while combining the modern with stainless steel appliances.

You can always combine elements from unique styles to create a “best of both worlds” look that gives you a timeless, custom-designed kitchen.

#3. Personalize your kitchen.

One of the most effective ways to design a timeless kitchen is to create one that is personalized to you.

Choose what you love for your kitchen; mix and match various kitchen styles to create a one-of-a-kind aesthetic.

Anna always loved coffered ceilings, a transitional architectural style for ceilings that already withstands the test of time. She also loved the dark gray cabinets’ feel while white kitchens were trending 8 years ago.

Anna married these two design elements for this vision: taking those dark gray cabinets to the reach that coffered ceiling.

“The designer really listened to my desire to take the cabinets all the way to the ceiling and accommodate that as much as possible within the constraints of my home,” Anna said.

#4. Stay true to your home’s architecture.

It’s so easy to get caught up on what designs are trending during renovations.

But designing a timeless kitchen is not always about the style obsessions of the moment; let’s take time to focus on what will last.

You can create better flow throughout the home instead of fitting a style that doesn’t necessarily work. Take a wholeness point of view and try to improve the entire house style/vibe with your kitchen’s design.

On the outside, Anna’s home architecture is transitional cottage style. However, her home presents unexpected modern styles and colors on the inside, especially in her kitchen!

#5. BONUS TIP: Let Us Help!

Anna’s kitchen remodel married traditional styles, modern elements, and transitional architecture to create a timeless kitchen, and we couldn’t be any happier!

This combination shows that these styles are as relevant today as when they were incorporated into her kitchen 8 years ago.

So how can you start designing in a kitchen that will be timeless almost a decade later?

Let us help!

We’re here to help you integrate trendy, timeless, or a combination of those designs and trends into your space.

We can’t wait to see or hear about your vision and bring it to life with our expertise!

Contact us today about your dream project!

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