Elegant Kitchen Styles That Will Inspire Your Remodeling Project
A kitchen remodeling project can really bring your house to life. They are typically rather large projects and take a great deal of consideration and planning before the first alteration is made. Before you start planning in earnest, it is a good idea to get to grips with some of the styles in which you could remodel your kitchen. Here are some of the most popular and elegant modern kitchen styles.
Industrial kitchens are pleasingly rugged, functional, and immensely stylish. Inspired by the utilitarian interior styles popular from the 1700s to the 1950s in factories and warehouses, Industrial design incorporates metal light fittings, exposed brick, and burnished copper fittings. Metal and brick patinates wonderfully and becomes more characterful with age: something that has been a key driver of industrial design’s popularity.
Industrial kitchens often incorporate traditional cast iron stoves such as Agas. These stoves are typically wonderful to cook with but can cost a great deal to run. Luckily, modern equivalents powered by gas or electricity (as opposed to coal or wood) are far, far more efficient. No coal burning Agas have been sold as new for over a decade, and many cities have banned coal-burning appliances in order to cut down on particulate pollution.
Scandinavian interior design has influenced many extremely elegant kitchen remodeling projects in the last 20 years. The popularity of affordable Swedish furniture and a general movement towards minimalist design has created the perfect environment for the spread of Scandinavian influence.
Scandinavian design principles place a great deal of importance on light, which makes a great deal of sense considering the sometimes scarcity of that resource in the far North. Large windows, light hardwood, and minimal use of metal characterize Scandinavian-influenced kitchens. The use of stylish mid Century furniture in Swedish and Danish design is largely down to the minimalist shapeliness that these pieces have. You don’t have to spend a fortune on a 1960s dining table in order to get the Scandinavian look. There are plenty of shapely modern items of kitchen furniture offered at reasonable prices.
A Scandinavian-style kitchen would be perfect for anybody wanting to make their house feel a little bit more spacious and light.
The Tudor building revival boom was started in England at the tail end of the 19th Century and soon spread to the United States, where wealthy industrialists and college architects adopted it. Mock Tudor kitchens integrate the oak beams, large ranges, and bulky hardwood tables of British 16th Century architecture while incorporating modern building techniques and facilities.
Mock Tudor houses are largely concentrated on the East Coast of the United States. As with any kitchen remodeling project, you need to be very architecturally conscious if you want to make a success of your plan. Mock Tudor kitchens work surprisingly well in industrial houses or mid Century Frank Lloyd Wright copycat houses. All of the bulky furniture in Mock Tudor kitchens can end up making the room feel a little crowded, and for this reason, they are not typically suited to cramped spaces.