How to work out the style of your kitchen

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They say home is where the heart is, and the kitchen certainly is the heart of the home. It’s the place where family and friends gather and it performs many important functions. With plenty of time spent cooking, baking, dining, and doing the laundry in this central hub, you want it to be stylish as well as functional. Here are a few of the different styles you can go for when you want to renovate your kitchen.


The country-style kitchen is extremely popular, and it is not just confined to farmhouses. Since the shabby chic trend has spilled over into the kitchen, we have seen a rise in natural oak worktops paired with matt grey and duck egg blue cupboard doors. A standalone kitchen island also looks great in a country-style kitchen along with stripped back floorboards.


The classic look usually consists of modern appliances, light woods and basic colours such as white, black, and grey. That’s not to say it looks plain, but rather it gives off a traditional feel. Worktops are usually granite or matt, with granite a popular choice due to its cheap price but long-lasting durability. The classic look is loved by families purely because their kitchen sees more traffic and, therefore, hard-wearing features are a necessity.


The contemporary look combines innovative kitchen gadgets, high gloss cabinets, and either marble or gloss worktops. A kitchen in this modern style is not just used for cooking, but it is a great gathering space for cocktails with friends. A contemporary kitchen usually has an island with bar stools, which is a great way to make use of redundant space.

Bright and beautiful sparkle worktops make your contemporary kitchen shine


If you are a bit of a foodie, the architectural look will more than likely appeal to you. With an emphasis on functionality, everything in an architectural kitchen will have a purpose as well as being aesthetically pleasing on the eye. Usually, either chunky natural wood or stone is the material of choice for kitchen worktops. This contrasts nicely with an exposed stone wall and copper accessories.


A minimalist kitchen is exactly what it says on the tin. You will see a limited number of kitchen appliances out on the work surfaces, and the cupboards and walls will seemingly blend into one. Clean fresh colours are key here, and white is the preferred option. Plenty of innovative storage options are incorporated into a minimalist kitchen so that there is a home for everything and nothing looks out of place. This is usually the perfect choice for a working couple or single person.

If you are looking to renovate your kitchen but aren’t sure where to start, this short guide should give you a few useful starting points to get you going in the right direction! If you intend on carrying out the work yourself, why not have a look at our extensive range of worktop options as they can all be cut to size and delivered next day.

If you’re looking for worktops with an exceptionally high-end style, it’s worth checking out our Zenith ultra-thin range of contemporary laminate worktops. You can browse our range to your heart’s content right here on our website, or pop into any of our DIY stores across the North West in Preston, Blackpool or Wigan, to see what they look like in the flesh! While you’re there, don’t forget you can always ask one of our friendly members of staff – we’re here to help!