When looking at purchasing a kitchen, sometimes the amount of choice on offer can be a little overwhelming. If you’ve never looked into kitchens before, it can be very difficult to distinguish between the different styles. At Naked Kitchens we offer three main styles of kitchen designs that can then be categorised even further through certain features that make each kitchen completely unique. This post is designed to help you understand the differences between the kitchen styles that we offer, to try and give you a strong base for the beginning of your kitchen journey.
The signature shaker style is simplicity at its best. There is a long history behind this kitchen style, and traditional features definitely rule the design. Simple door styles with minimal features, and a lack of ornamentation make this design so popular today, creating a kitchen that is fuss-free and perfect for every-day life. One distinction of a Shaker kitchen is that they are also in-frame designs. This design is where the door or drawer front sits within the frame of the cabinet as opposed to covering the front of the carcass. At the heart of this design is fine craftsmanship and functionality, an ethos that has always been at the core of Naked Kitchens. A shaker kitchen is one that fits perfectly into any type of home, as it can look beautifully classic in a large country house, but due to its versatile simplicity, can also look wonderfully modern in a newly built property. Wherever it’s placed, a shaker kitchen will continue to forever look timeless.
Similar to a Shaker design, the Classic kitchen is an incredible elegant design that is un-fussy, with delicate elements such as beading and cornicing, making it a more ornate design than the shaker. The combination of the blend of form, function, and beautiful Georgian origins, results in a design of pure elegance that works beautifully within any home.
Neutral colour palettes are the main choice for these kitchens, but the beauty of a Naked Kitchen is that everything is very flexible and interchangeable and can be made completely to your taste. Combine with ornate pendant lighting to make a room that is relaxing and the perfect space for relaxing in after a long day. A classic kitchen is timeless, elegant and will forever make the kitchen your favourite room in your home.
This kitchen style is one that is the modern sister of the shaker. Generally this design is chosen for smaller, more compact kitchens, the contemporary kitchen is one that like to experiment with textures, colours and brings an exciting new element to kitchen designing. Whilst contemporary kitchens are more trend-led, the real test of a good quality contemporary kitchen is one that still looks incredible in years to come. At Naked Kitchens, we incorporate features that are both fashionable and timeless, meaning our kitchen designs look incredible now, and will continue to, even many years into the future.
A contemporary kitchen mainly goes hand in hand with a frameless cabinet style, where the door and drawer fronts cover the entire front of the carcass as opposed to sitting within the frame.
By incorporating natural exposed oak into the contemporary kitchen below it gives the bold design a more natural, relaxed feel that is perfect for casual suppers and relaxing with friends.