When you are deciding to revamp your kitchen, you will use many ways of working out the style which will suit you best. However many people still struggle with whether they should opt for a traditional style kitchen or a modern one.
One of the many positives of choosing replacement kitchen doors is that the change doesn't have to be permanent and you can opt to change the doors to another style at a late date. But it is usually a good idea to get the look of your new kitchen right the first time around. Ask yourself the following questions before you decide on the style for you.
Who are you changing your kitchen doors for?
This may seem like an odd question, but many people update their kitchen bearing in mind the next occupiers of their home. The fact is that you don't know who is going to buy your home next and if you plan on selling within the next five years it makes sense to design a kitchen which suits both you and your potential purchasers.
Your best idea, in this scenario, is to go for a more traditional kitchen with cupboard doors which are wooden or neutrally coloured. Choose something which everyone will like.
What is the rest of your home like?
Take the cue for your kitchen from your home and the way it is already decorated. When replacing your kitchen cabinet doors, you need to be aware of the style of your home. Is it a modern apartment or barn conversion or is it a Victorian cottage or farmhouse? If your home is modern you will find that modern replacement doors such as high gloss or brightly coloured flat styles will work best. If your home is traditional, go for wooden or shaker styles.
How would you describe your own personal style and maybe more importantly, how would others describe you?
If the words eclectic, colourful, interesting and up-to-date come to mind then modern style replacement kitchen cabinet doors are for you. However if you are more relaxed, down-to-earth, neutral and quiet, you may prefer traditional kitchen doors. Remember that you will be the one working in your kitchen and choosing a style which suits your personality is important.
What accessories do you already have?
When you are deciding to replace your kitchen doors, one of the deciding factors might be your budget and part of your budget will be replacing the accessories you already have in your kitchen. In order to keep this cost down, it is a great idea to reuse what you already have.
But if what you already have is a hanging rack for pots and pans, rattan baskets and jars full of home-made jams and preserves – you might ruin your carefully crafted look by opting for black high gloss kitchen cupboards. Equally, a kitchen full of stainless steel appliances, high tech coffee machines and a high gloss work surface is likely to look a little odd with shaker style kitchen units.
What colours appeal to you?
Finally you need to consider which colours are your favourites and whether you want these incorporated into your kitchen. More modern kitchen doors tend to come in a range of colours such as greens, oranges, reds and blues. However more traditional units are more likely to be in more muted tones such as creams, taupe and whites. Traditional doors are also likely to come in wood effect or hard woods.
Of course, you can choose a modern style in cream or white, but you may have trouble finding a traditional kitchen cupboard in bright green or black. If bright colours appeal to you, the chances are that you are a more aligned to modern styles.
So, whatever your style, there are always plenty to choose from at your kitchen door supplier. Best of all you can change your doors at any time to suit your style or to change the look of your kitchen in a flash