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Choosing joinery for a traditional kitchen

The joinery and hardware in your kitchen can really help set the tone of your traditional theme.

Well-crafted units are central to good-quality kitchens, but once you have chosen your cabinet doors, it is time to pay attention to the other doors and handles in the room.

Traditional kitchen doors

Make a great first impression at the entrance to your kitchen with an immaculate architrave surrounding a pristine door.

Work with your home’s original features

Echo your home’s original features with a Victorian-style door, or choose a simple painted two or four panel design that ties in with the look of your kitchen units. Handles in cast iron or pewter effect will make the connection even stronger.

Maximise light

For a door which helps maximise natural light and gives a useful view between rooms, glass panelled designs are a good option. For extra privacy and a more vintage feel, choose frosted glazing or add a decorative film.

Update small details to make a big impact

It is difficult to hide any imperfections in an open-plan kitchen, so this may be a good time to freshen up other features, such as damaged skirting boards in the living room area.

Tongue and groove, which may already appear as end panels in the kitchen, gives instant period appeal, so consider installing additional half-height panelling anywhere from the hallway to the bathroom. Speak to your builder to learn more about how this feature could work in your home.

Continue the theme throughout your home

Once you have established a traditional theme through your kitchen joinery, you can reflect it throughout the entire house. For example, you may decide to extend your wooden kitchen floor out into the hallway to unite the whole space.

It only takes a few subtle home improvements to echo the traditional design values established in your kitchen – the heart of your home.