The ultimate guide to uncovering your kitchen design style
As the weather gets warmer, it’s the perfect time to give your kitchen a makeover in time for the festive season. Whether your style is uniquely vintage or timelessly minimalist, we’re excited to share five of our favourite modern kitchen styles so you can get some inspiration for your next project.
Inspired by the simple charm of the countryside, cottagecore kitchen design blends vintage touches with contemporary functionality. At its heart, cottagecore kitchens uses a range of natural materials to add texture, warmth and cosiness to the space. Whether it’s an exposed brick wall or wooden accents, consider the use of nature and repurposed materials when designing your kitchen.
Though using pre-loved décor adds to the charm, you can add a modern touch to the space with NEFF’s graphite grey oven range. The convenience of the Slide&Hide® disappearing door oven makes cooking cottagecore-inspired meals easier than ever. NEFF ovens also have CircoTherm® technology, meaning you can achieve even cooking results and getting restaurant-quality right at home.
If you want to embrace sustainability within the kitchen, then why not make it the core focus? To transform your kitchen into an eco-friendly haven, opt for recycled materials where you can, such as using recycled timber for your cabinetry. It’s also a good idea to invest in appliances with high water and energy ratings, such as NEFF’s dishwasher range.
Induction cooktops are another must-have appliance in your sustainable kitchen. As they run off electricity instead of gas, you can reduce your carbon footprint and environmental impact. The NEFF induction cooktop range uses smart technology to ensure your using the right amount of heat when you’re cooking. These cooktops also feature child safety locks you can activate, which makes cooking safe for all. The best part is that an induction cooktop is incredibly easy to clean – all it takes it a wipe of a damp cloth and you’re good to go
One of the most popular modern kitchen designs out there is minimalism. The core of a minimalist kitchen style is removing excess detail to emphasise sleek, simple and sophisticated style choices. This means that the less clutter you have, the more stylish your kitchen will be. And contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to forgo colour in favour of minimalism. As long as you coordinate your décor and appliances accordingly, you’ll have a cohesive kitchen style that will start conversations.
When it comes to the appliances, you should opt for sleek and modern appliances that complement the minimalist look you’re going for. For instance, the NEFF Slide&Hide® oven boasts a minimalist design that blends in effortlessly with any colour or texture in your minimalist kitchen. And the best part is that there’s minimal fuss when using the Slide&Hide® – the door disappears completely so you have full access to your baked goods.
By stark contrast, a maximalism styled kitchen allows you to showcase everything you love all in the one space. Whether it’s distinctive pieces of furniture or bold pieces of art, this kitchen style allows you to show your personality through kitchen design. One of the key things to consider with a maximalist kitchen is to plan your look and feel before you go wild with all of the bold décor. That way, your whole kitchen can feel like an extension of who you are without feeling overly cluttered.
And if you want to go big with your appliances, then creating a cooking marvel by combining different appliances from the NEFF graphite grey range is a must-have. The combination side trims allow multiple NEFF appliances to appear perfectly in-line with no gaps, seamlessly blending in with the boldness of your maximalist style.
If you want to embrace the beauty of the Italian countryside, then you can transform your kitchen into a Tuscan-inspired haven. You can weave in rustic elements such as exposed materials, unique textures and earthy tones to breathe in a bit of Tuscany right in your kitchen. An essential element of a Tuscan-inspired kitchen is space. Whether it’s heroing a wooden kitchen island or having large windows for ample light, the core of any Italian kitchen (and food) is that you should be able to share the space (and meal) with ease.
One such way to free up space is to have built-in kitchen appliances that effortlessly blend in with the unique textures of your Tuscan-inspired décor. NEFF’s built-in coffee machine is a great way to fully embrace the Italian lifestyle – sipping on a freshly made espresso while eating biscotti, all without having to take up any additional space. And if you want to go further with your Italian-inspired lifestyle, then NEFF’s built-in Slide&Hide® oven is the perfect way for you to cook to your heart’s content all the while having a sleek oven that doesn’t detract from your overall aesthetic.
If any of these popular kitchen designs have inspired you to do a full kitchen makeover, then make sure you book a free demonstration. Our NEFF cooking experts will give you the full experience with our range of appliances, so you can find one that suits your kitchen’s style.
NEFF is a German-engineered kitchen appliance brand, with a product range that includes ovens, cooktops, rangehoods, coffee machines and dishwashers designed to make life in the kitchen a daily pleasure. For people who love to cook, NEFF gives you the tools to creative meaningful connections, express your creativity and make memories. Because real life happens in the kitchen.
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