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How your kitchen should reflect you – secrets of kitchen design

Perhaps the biggest secret of successful kitchen design – and any type of interior design – is to personalise your living space. When your kitchen reflects you, the space really does come alive. A personalised kitchen space needn’t be expensive either. At Kitchen Design Centre, it’s all part of the service.

Opt for bespoke kitchen design

Kitchen Sketch

At Kitchen Design Centre, we create kitchens just for you. All of our creations are completely bespoke to your home, needs and personal taste – even the ones you’ll find in our showroom. You can opt for different colours and textures if you’d prefer, and change up worktop surfaces and doors too. For example, if rustic-inspired design is to your taste then opt for granite or painted wood. Alternatively, you could opt for Corian for a more modern kitchen design.

Play with colour in the kitchen

Choosing a kitchen colour scheme

Using colour helps you to put your mark on a space. You’ll want to pick a unified colour palette, combining complementary colours, using a dominant, secondary and accent colour. While you can use colour on your walls and in your furnishings, it’s also good to accessorise with colour – especially the brighter, bolder colours. This way, it’s easy to change up your colour scheme when you fancy something different.

Add a touch of personality with a kitchen splash back

Mirrored kitchen splashback

Splash backs are great for adding a personal touch to your kitchen space. They give you the opportunity to play with pattern and colour and create something of your own design. If you’d like something fun and exciting, opt for colour. If it’s something stylish you’re looking for, why not choose a mirrored splash back? Mosaic-style tiles and stone can also make a big impact.

Make the most of open shelving in the kitchen

Kitchen shelving

Open shelving isn’t for everyone, but if you have included it in your kitchen design it’s a great space to add a little personality to. You could show off your favourite crockery or style with some decorative items that reflect your tastes. Open shelving is also a great home for books as well as photo frames.

Personalise those small kitchen details

Kitchen taps and appliances

When it comes to kitchen design, it’s always worth sticking with a standard design featuring the kitchen triangle. You don’t want to change things up too much – otherwise the space may not be functional. Instead, you should focus on changing the small details like the light fittings and cabinet knobs, which come in modern and traditional styles as well as vintage styles.

Add in an eye-catching feature

Choosing a kitchen island

We’ve already talked splash backs but this isn’t the only way you can add a personal touch to your kitchen space. You could opt for a fairly standard kitchen design but add the wow-factor finish with a stylish feature. Some of our favourite ideas include the statement breakfast bar, an exposed brick wall and an old oak beam (which can be built in). But in reality, the possibilities are endless.

Why not see how previous customers have personalised their kitchens? Head over to our Customer Kitchens page to find out more.

What features have you integrated into your kitchen design to give it that personal touch? Let us know over on Twitter @ModernKitchens

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