Just moved into a new-build home? If you’re living in a property that’s under 10 years old, you may want to tailor your kitchen design to complement the new-build style. While we’ve got lots of inspiration across our Lancashire kitchen showrooms, today’s article gives you some practical advice on designs that work in new homes.
Just because your new-build home is chic and contemporary, doesn’t mean you can’t add a touch of personality. Contemporary kitchen design allows you to play with colour, with the addition of a feature wall or coloured mood lighting. You can also create colour palettes to suit you and your preferences – neutrals being a popular trend at the moment, along with greys and zesty yellows.
While many new-build homes may be smaller in size than period properties, that doesn’t mean your new kitchen can’t be functional. In fact, kitchens in new-build homes tend to be more functional than those in older properties, with designers working to make the most of the space. Cupboard space is neatly laid out and wall-space is made use of, while other features like the kitchen island have become popular too. All of these features are key to today’s modern German kitchen.
A key element of the new-build home is its sociable, open plan layout. A kitchen no longer needs to be just a space to cook in. Today’s modern kitchen sees kids watching TV in the lounge corner, families dining together in the heart of the room, and parties gathering in a more sociable kitchen space. With our contemporary kitchens there are no rules – one of the many reasons why it’s such a popular choice among our customers.
Both our German and contemporary kitchens allow cutting edge design to complement your new home. Think minimalist style, cool industrial elements, and a mix of modern and rustic materials. If you can dream it we can make it.
At the Kitchen Design Centre, we transform kitchens in homes both old and new. You can see some of our contemporary kitchens in our kitchen showrooms in the North West, but in the meantime, here are a few examples of our work in our customer kitchen case studies:
In this new home, wow-factor features complemented a modern, German design for a timeless and contemporary finish. This particular design featured handle-less cupboards, smooth matt worktops contrasted with shiny cupboards, and natural wood textures – all of which are typical of German design. Innovation is key in the German kitchen too – and this one had plenty of innovative features; LED mood lighting, state-of-the-art Neff appliances, and a mounted TV being just a few.
In this new build property, property developers, Mayfair & Co Developers LTD opted for a traditional Hacker kitchen with a German design. The design was the perfect choice to reflect the modern charm of the new home and added that all-important functionality and efficiency too. The modern German kitchen design included handle-less cupboards, smooth cupboard and worktop textures, and a natural colour palette. Like most of our contemporary kitchens, this particular design was open plan too – a key trend for the new build home.
If contemporary kitchen style isn’t for you, why not take a closer look at our traditional kitchen designs? Boasting that designer quality and timeless appeal, a traditional kitchen is a great choice for homes old and new.