If you want to bring a real taste of continental elegance to your home, your kitchen could be the perfect place to start. European kitchen design emphasises clean, smooth surfaces and open-spaces, reflecting the room’s function not just as a space for preparing food, but as a social space for all the family.
A combination of lived-in warmth and clean modernity is the key to achieving the perfect European dining area. To enjoy an authentic continental look it is generally advisable to choose bold colours and glossy cabinets. Try to minimise your use of stainless steel, and instead look at wooden or wood-effect worktops.
A large, multi-purpose work surface in the centre of the kitchen is a key element of the European look. Choose one with plenty of storage space at the sides, such as drawers and shelving so that it can double as a food preparation area and a dining table.
If you have plenty of room, add a second wall-mounted work surface to ensure you always have plenty of surface area for food preparation. However, in a smaller kitchen you should focus more on accentuating floor space to avoid your kitchen looking cramped and cluttered. Integrated cabinets are a very effective storage solution for keeping everything in its right place while giving the appearance of an effortlessly minimal dining area.
At Everest, we offer a wide range of bespoke kitchen designs, including a huge selection of work surfaces and materials. The best way to get an idea of how a new kitchen might look in your home is to see one up-close, so if you live in or around London or Bristol, why not visit one of our Kitchen Showrooms? Located at the heart of the Bromley London and Bristol Avon shopping districts, our showrooms allow you to get a first hand look at a selection of our kitchen designs, fittings and work surfaces. Plus our trained members of staff are on-hand to answer any questions you may have. We’re planning to open more showrooms across the country in the near future, sp keep your eyes peeled for more information.
To find out more about our bespoke fitted kitchens, fill in our online form for a free, no-obligation appointment, or call us on 0800 422 0749.Share on Facebook Digg del.icio.us Tweet This