Classic kitchen ideas

Classic kitchens are timeless, fresh and oh so versatile. The mix of simple cabinetry, neutral colours and unfussy detail is beautifully understated for every luxury kitchen design. Whether you live in a city apartment or a large country dwelling, a classic kitchen holds everlasting appeal. So, if you’re on the hunt for a bespoke kitchen that refuses to go out of fashion, choose classic. It’s a kitchen style that will elevate every interior – and is anything but dull. Here are five elements of a Roundhouse classic kitchen – and why it’ll never let you down.

Should you make it Shaker?

The Shaker door is a signature style element of classic kitchen design. And we can see why. The traditional centre panels and wide frames offer a pared back mood that will stand the test of time in every beautiful bespoke kitchen. Don’t be put off by the door’s simplicity – it’s a blank canvas that can be transformed with our design expertise. Modernise the look with narrow frames and handle-free doors in a luxury contemporary kitchen. Or add robust, brass details and saturated colour for industrial cool. Time to shake things up…

What about colour?

White, cream and alabaster hues provide a fuss-free backdrop in the classic kitchen. But why not stamp your own personality with a blast of bold colour. Try top-to-toe charcoal, rich aubergine or forest green for a luxury designer kitchen with drama. Today’s classics can also harness a pastel palette of blush, sea green or primrose for a light-filled, contemporary twist. You could go for a mix and match approach too. Pick a neutral shade for perimeter units and a bright pop of colour on a modern custom kitchen island.

Add an unexpected element

The real beauty of the classic kitchen is its versatility. The blend of restrained style and simple architectural detail allows you to layer a luxury kitchen room with bespoke design clout. Why not inject an unexpected element such as a metallic kitchen island – the flash of shiny gold is a fabulous focal point in this classic bespoke kitchen. Hang up a sculptural light fitting to ramp up visual interest or go for a poured concrete floor to make an undeniably modern statement.

Try a transitional look

You don’t need to live in a rustic, stone cottage to harness a classic, country mood. In fact, transitional kitchens that blend modern with traditional are a favourite way to channel the classic style – in every upmarket kitchen design. Think painted tongue and groove panelling, a deep ceramic Belfast sink and chunky door handles in burnished metallics. Add in heritage hues and clean lines for a sophisticated luxury kitchen design that invites you in. Are you warming up to the new-look country mood?  

Choose high quality materials

Classic kitchens need good quality classic materials. Here at Roundhouse, we work with a mix of luxury elements to create beautiful bespoke kitchens to suit your space. A luxury marble kitchen will always be a joy to use and the patterned surface adds an extra design dimension to the classic silhouette. You could swap out painted Shaker doors for a dark walnut or oiled oak and lay herringbone timber floors for added warmth. Keep decoration to a minimum and let the natural materials do the talking.

What is the difference between a classic and modern kitchen?

Classic bespoke kitchens embrace natural materials like hardwoods, marble and stone. The silhouette Is warm, inviting and organic while open shelving offers a decorative element. Modern kitchens meanwhile take a sleeker, more minimalist vibe. Think slick finishes, industrial materials like stainless steel and glass and all your kitchen kit stored behind closed doors for clutter-free surfaces. At Roundhouse we can tailor your bespoke designer kitchen to any style you wish. 

Our expert kitchen designers can help you make the best choices for your Roundhouse bespoke kitchen, furniture or wardrobes. Visit any of our seven Roundhouse showrooms; Wigmore St, Clapham, Fulham, Richmond, Cambridge, Guildford & Cheltenham and get planning!