Kitchen Design Styles

If you are looking to install a new kitchen into your home, there are a myriad of kitchen design styles that you could choose from. Together with the bathroom, the kitchen is the most important room in the house and it needs to be designed to maximize its utility to the family and the home’s value.

Aside from the hall the kitchen receives the highest amount of foot traffic in the home. Most people spend a lot of time in the kitchen and if something is not right with its design, it will bug you every time you look at it. I recommend you spend a considerable amount of time looking for kitchen design ideas before you approach a kitchen designer or contractor.

Kitchen design styles ideas can be found in many places such as house and home magazines, kitchen showrooms, diy stores, kitchen web sites and friends’ houses.  You should be able to formulate at least two or three design ideas using these methods. In the meantime here is a list of 5 popular kitchen styles that you can investigate to get you started:

Country Style

This style is also called early american or colonial and creates a lovely quaint farm kitchen look. Typically the kitchen will feature open shelves, pot racks and a general feeling of being well lived in, accented by the various color schemes of the cabinetry.

Contemporary

These kitchen design styles have clean and simple lines.  Cabinets are usually futuristic in look with no carvings or particularly ornate features. The emphasis is on style and practical sophistication.

Shaker

This is a simple and utilitarian style that features flat panel doors, wooden countertops and brass hardware.

French Country

These are warm inviting kitchens full of wood and soft colors. Natural materials feature strongly as do large furniture pieces with ornate carvings.

Arts and Crafts

This is becoming a popular style and features glass doors and natural wood tones that are finished in a matte sheen. This style can be very artistic. Finally, take into account the themes you have used in other rooms in your home to ensure that the kitchen design you finally choose fits well into your overall theme.

I hope that our free kitchen design styles help you to get a good start with your project.