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            Traditional Kitchen Ideas

            Whether it is adding decorative details or choosing time-honoured colours, these traditional kitchen ideas offer different ways to create an interior inspired by classic style. Focusing on natural materials and textures, like solid wood kitchens, or those designs with a handcrafted look, such as our in-frame collection, traditional kitchen cabinets can be used to create a layout that is comfortable, cosy, and full of charm. This guide contains real examples from our customers' homes and a collection of on-trend looks curated by our design experts to inspire your traditional kitchen design.

            Our top traditional kitchens

            • 1. Style with shaker

              With a five-piece construction, framed fronts offer the ultimate period style. For an authentic look, opt for a design made from solid wood.
            • 2. Simple and slab

              While shaker fronts capture classic aesthetics the best, slab fronts provide a simple look that makes them a great small traditional kitchen idea. 
            • 3. Get ahead with grey

              Go for a grey traditional kitchen idea by switching your cupboard doors to this cool hue to create a trend-led layout.
            • 4. Cosy up with cream

              Heritage interiors have a continuing appeal because they utilise features that will transcend trends, such as cream fronts.
            • 5. Embrace the grain

              Natural materials are one of the core elements behind traditional schemes, which means grained textures are central to creating this aesthetic.
            • 6. Paint it your way

              For a heritage look that will stand the test of time, choose fronts that can be repainted in the latest shades for a sustainable take on a traditional design.
            • 7. Slim down on doors

               Use thinner cupboard doors, such as those found in our Allendale collection, for a budget traditional kitchen idea that will add period style for less.

            • 8. Add ornate details

              Curate a high-end feel in your traditional interior by adding features that have decorative details, like the beaded frame of our Elmbridge fronts.

            • 9. Fall for framed

              In-frame furniture is making a comeback and has long been a favoured style for traditional interiors, thanks to the handcrafted look it creates.
            • 10. Dress it up

              To create an authentic period layout, include storage that has a handmade look, like dresser units, which are a staple feature in traditional kitchen designs.

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