When envisioning yourself enjoying a cup of coffee in your kitchen or cooking up a storm, what do you see? Is it a traditional space that brings back feelings of nostalgia, or is it stream-lined utilitarian backdrop?

Or has your idea of what is your “dream kitchen” changed so many times over the past few months that you aren’t sure what your kitchen style even is any more?

Being involved in the kitchen industry since 1946, we at Zesta Kitchens understand the challenge. We hope our post on which kitchen style best suits both your personality or your home will help bring some clarity on this important decision when renovating your kitchen and help guide you on your kitchen design choices. I was expecting to see kitchen design choices when I clicked on that link – I can’t see how that would guide me?


The Classic Traditional Kitchen

Today’s classic kitchen includes reliable appliances, heritage colours (think whites and greys), traditional benchtops (stone, marble or limestone), and wood panelling.

People who love the idea of a classic kitchen are likely to be:

  • Tasteful
  • Elegant
  • Sensible
  • Reserved
  • Interesting

You never go out of style and are exceptional at marrying modern-day life with traditional aspects of living. You have an appreciation for efficiency and reliability, and so your kitchen’s design and features certainly reflect that.

Some examples of the classic kitchen are our Epicure and Hampton style kitchens.


The Modern Kitchen

The modern kitchen is the laboratory for experimental cooks – or should we say, scientists? Your kitchen serves as a playground for interesting ideas and new flavours which may have never yet been discovered.

Those who will appreciate the modern kitchen tend to be:

  • Creative
  • Risk-takers
  • Driven
  • Passionate
  • Minimalist

In the modern kitchen, you won’t find traditional patterns or florals. In their place, you’ll find bold and striking colours, gas burners, and high tech appliances that will make whipping up delicious new recipes a breeze.

Some of our modern and minimalist kitchen styles include the Qualia, Noveau, Linea, Handleless and Mondo style kitchens. 


The Country Kitchen

The country kitchen is all about comfort. It’s cosy, it’s welcoming, and it always has the tastiest treats on deck – which also means that your kitchen will need to have lots and lots of pantry and cupboard space.

The country kitchen home and personality is:

  • Welcoming
  • Relaxed
  • Easy-going
  • Caring
  • Thoughtful

Apart from loads of storage space, there should be a nook or an island nearby with a couple of chairs so you can entertain guests as you cook delicious meals for your family and friends.

As with the classic kitchen, our Hampton and Epicure kitchen styles work well for the country kitchen – the main difference between the country and traditional styles are the cabinet colours as well as the style of lighting, and splashback and window treatment colours and patterns.


What About the Style Of Your Home?

We talk about the style of the home in the title of this post, and that will play an important role – though it may not necessarily be as important as you think.

The period in which your property was built will help you decide on your kitchen design. For older homes, a traditional kitchen may seem more natural. But a modern kitchen, when well designed, can also fit into the same home.

If you’re having a hard time deciding on the right kitchen for your home, we invite you to speak with one of our professional Melbourne kitchen designers at Zesta Kitchens. We offer free in-home consultations so we can see first-hand what your home and lifestyle is like before helping you build your dream kitchen.