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    How to Design a Classic Kitchen with a Contemporary Twist

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    When it comes to selecting the design for your kitchen, it can be a tad bit challenging.

    After all, you don’t want to pick a style that will end up looking dated in the near future; but you also do not want to go with something that doesn’t match your personality.

    Since of-the-minute styles and uber-modern designs come and go, it can be difficult to strike a happy balance. With careful planning, however, you can achieve a timeless design that suits your taste without a hitch!

    At Saturn Kitchens, we have prepared a list of tips that will help you pull off a perfect blend of classic and contemporary twist in your kitchen.

    Let’s dive in.

    Choose On-Trend Colours

    Introducing voguish colours in your kitchen’s design is an excellent way to add a modern twist to it.

    If your current kitchen design is more towards the classic style, then you can choose a neutral shade to give it a light and airy feel. Why not add some bolder colours to the room by using different accessories or creating a statement wall?

    You could also paint the walls or use wallpapers in your kitchens, as that is a great way to give your kitchen a modern look.

    Modernise the Kitchen’s Countertop

    Switching your classic kitchen countertop with a modern one can add a zing to the entire appearance of your conventional kitchen.

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    Nowadays, many high-quality and smart countertop alternatives are available with better resistance to stains and scratches. With so many different materials to choose from, such as modern marble, laminate, quartz, and wood your countertop will blend seamlessly with the design of your kitchen and give it a unique and stylish look.

    Add Accessories for a Subtle Modern Touch

    To easily give the design of your kitchen a contemporary twist you could fixtures like taps, lighting, and handles. With these accessories, you can add a sleek or vintage vibe to your kitchen.

    In the same way, we highly recommend considering adding a farmhouse-style sink, as it brings out a classic charm in the entire room. When used in combination with a modern-style door, it creates a perfect balance between classic and contemporary style.

    Select Wooden Cabinets

    If you want to bring out that sense of classic style in your kitchen, then adding wooden cabinets can be the best way to go about it. Instead of choosing a shaker style, smoother doors add a hint of a modern twist to the classic look.

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    To create an elegant and rich vibe in your kitchen, match a deep-black kitchen worktop with a dark grain one – after all, black is always on trend!

    Refurbish Your Backsplash

    Your kitchen’s backsplash is the most appealing element as its pattern, colour and texture tend to grab the majority of your attention. Along with protecting the walls from stains and spills, it also updates the style and design of your kitchen.

    You can select a contemporary style backsplash so that it blends with your kitchen’s colour palette, whilst enhancing the overall look.

    Re-paint Your Existing Cabinets

    A cost-effective option, re-painting your kitchen cabinets is the easiest way to upgrade its overall appearance.

    If your existing cabinetry has a lighter shade, then you can paint selective cabinets with brighter and bolder colours. However, if the flooring of your kitchen has a darker shade, you can use brighter colours like red, orange or yellow for your cabinets.

    Change the Flooring

    A worn-out kitchen floor can make the entire room look drab. Based on the budget, you can either choose laminate, cork, vinyl or hardwood flooring for your kitchen.

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    When selecting new flooring, remember to check the materials’ longevity and how it works out with the rest of your kitchen’s design. Since this is a long-term investment, you need to make a wise decision.

    Contact Saturn Interiors for Kitchen Renovation

    It is quite simple to add a contemporary twist to your classic kitchen. Now that you’ve got an idea, map out a new design for your kitchen and add a personal touch to it.

    If you are looking for more inspiration, take a look at our latest kitchen projects here.

    Contact us today to book a free, no-obligation appointment or stop by our kitchen showroom in Northampton to discuss your kitchen renovation plans. 

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