Whether you’re just getting started with your day and jumpstarting it with a cup of coffee, or it’s late in the evening and you’re crafting a delicious meal for your family, the kitchen is as essential to your home as any other room. We may be a little biased, but we think the kitchen is the most vital part of a home.
The right kitchen layout with the perfect materials and products will make that morning coffee better, and that meal tastier.
To help you create the perfect kitchen for your home, here are 5 incredible and unique kitchen styles to consider!
If there is one thing that Scandinavian design should be known for, it’s the ability to create simple, smart, and minimal spaces with clean lines that look absolutely stunning.
While some extensively modern kitchens sometimes lack warmth, Scandinavian kitchens never feel cold. This is because one of the basic principles of Scandinavian design is the integration of natural colors and materials. While this isn’t always the case, many Scandinavian kitchen designs will use wood somewhere—most commonly when it comes to the cabinets.
Take a look at this mid-century modern Scandinavian kitchen, which perfectly blends the popular modern feel with exceptional wooden cabinetry to create a warm space for entertaining guests, as well as sitting down for breakfast with the family.
This integration of nature stems from respect, admiration, and a deep value for nature and spending time outdoors.
If you’re interested in a Scandinavian kitchen, then you’ve come to the right place. With 100 years of experience in Scandinavian kitchen design and tradition, you’ll be in safe hands when you decide to team up with Puustelli. Our MIINUS kitchen line not only provides the simplified beauty of Nordic design but is also incredibly eco-friendly, which will help reduce your home’s carbon footprint.
To learn more, come by our showroom for a complimentary cup of coffee and a meeting where we’ll begin the process of envisioning your new kitchen.
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Contemporary and modern design are often used interchangeably, but they are quite different. Modern design refers to actual historical design elements and has more strict interpretations of which features can be included. Contemporary kitchens, on the other hand, are all about current trends and what is popular now.
Contemporary kitchens will often include clean details and minimalistic design, making it fairly simple to merge Scandinavian features into it as well. You could make the argument that contemporary and Scandinavian design share many characteristics.
For example, you’ll see plenty of contemporary kitchens with flat-front wooden cabinets, which is a staple of Scandinavian kitchens. Contemporary and Nordic kitchens also share the simple and uncluttered aesthetic, making them excellent options for those who want functional spaces that allow for movement.
The farmhouse kitchen is a classic look that exudes comfort and hospitality. While it may at times be a little too cluttered for some, as visible shelving is often the main feature, there is no denying the warmth that farmhouse kitchens provide.
In addition to the open shelving, wide sinks and wood flooring are also prevalent. Perhaps one of it’s most defining features is the use of a big kitchen table (where else are you going to eat those farmer’s breakfast you cook up in the morning?) Some of the colors you’ll often see in these kitchens are red, yellow, blue, and aged tones of cream. It’s not uncommon to see a few of these colors mixed and matched in this setting. When it comes to lighting, it’s usually simple, vintage appliances that are predominant.
While perhaps not quite as popular as the other kitchen styles on this list, industrial kitchens are certainly something to marvel at.
These kitchens will feature metal, concrete, steel, and even wood to create a rich texture of raw materials. Another prominent feature of industrial kitchen design is exposed brick walls, as well as steel surfaces. While it may not be as common in homes around the U.S., these kitchens can be found in modern lofts and condos where exposed brick is extremely common, making them a great canvas to integrate industrial designs.
Overall, industrial will certainly not be for everyone, but it is a unique style that will be different from your neighbors.
While a rustic kitchen may integrate too many wood features for some homeowners, it is a classic design that many will find warming and welcoming.
Timber, brick, vintage appliances, the occasional fireplace, and stone are all common features of this design. As we mentioned, some of the more intense designs will turn away homeowners, but many people are choosing to take their favorite rustic elements and integrate them with some modern features as well. For example, they may take reclaimed wood materials for their flooring and cabinets but integrate metal elements elsewhere to modernize it.
Kitchen Design Tip: Be Thorough in Your Research
When it comes to the design of your new kitchen, it’s essential to take your time. Choosing the right design team, materials, appliances, and the overall layout is a process that can’t be rushed.
At Puustelli, we work closely with all of our clients to help them choose the right details for their kitchen that fit all their needs and style preferences.
Because at the end of the day, absolutely falling in love with your new kitchen is the end goal, and anything less should not be accepted. The kitchen is too important to your home and family not to strive for perfection.