Discovering Your Ideal Kitchen Style

At HKS, we appreciate that the kitchen is not only a place where culinary creations come to life. It is the hive of your home where life happens, and memories unfold. Therefore, it can be overwhelming to choose the right kitchen style to create a space that reflects your personality and meets your functional needs. As the backdrop to your daily life, you want to ensure your kitchen style is in tune with your individuality. With a host of kitchen styles to choose from at HKS Interiors finding the one that resonates with you best can be an exciting journey.

Here are some tips to help you decide:

Define Your Style

Start by exploring your personal style preferences. Are you drawn to modern, minimalist designs with clean lines and a sleek aesthetic? Or do you lean towards a more traditional, cosy feel with warm colours and ornate details? Your style will influence the overall look and feel of your kitchen. We encourage you to explore one of our showrooms and immerse yourself in our kitchen interiors. Which style do you find appealing, which blends with the aesthetic of your existing home interior? Whatever your preference may be, bespoke interiors are at the heart of everything we do at HKS Interiors, as we thrive on carefully curating all the details of your design so that it aligns exactly with your vision.

Kitchen Island

Consider Your Home’s Architecture

Consider the architectural style of your home. A kitchen should be harmonious with the rest of your living space. For example, if you live in a traditional historic-style home, a farmhouse or classic shaker kitchen might complement the overall design seamlessly. Conversely, a contemporary home may benefit from a sleek, modern kitchen. Perhaps you enjoy a combination of both. It is worthwhile carefully surveying your home space and imagining what you feel would align with your interior.

In Frame Rustic Kitchen

Evaluate Your Functional Needs

Contemplate how you use your kitchen daily; how do you access your appliances and your working kitchen triangle. Are you an avid cook who needs ample counter space and storage for kitchen gadgets? Do you often entertain guests and require a spacious island for socialising? Your kitchen style should align with your functional requirements and your lifestyle needs. Whilst in design consultations with our experts, you can map out the layout of your kitchen to reflect your exact specifications.

Gather Inspiration

Prior to beginning your upcoming kitchen design, we encourage you to collect inspiration from our showrooms, magazines, websites, and social media platforms like Pinterest and Instagram. Create mood boards or scrapbooks to visualise your ideas. This process can help you identify and notice recurring design elements and styles that resonate with you.

Traditional Kitchen

Explore Material Options

Materials play a significant role in defining a kitchen’s style. For example, marble worktops and dark wood cabinetry can evoke a traditional feel, while stainless steel and composite stone countertops lend a modern touch. Perhaps, you are drawn towards the distinct graining of granite worktops and splashbacks to create a statement feature within your kitchen space. We recommend you explore various materials to see which ones align with your chosen style and which combinations you feel complement each other and capture your vision.

Test Samples And Establish A Colour Palette

At HKS, feel free to request samples of materials, paints, and finishes. Seeing these elements in your space under different lighting conditions can help you make more informed decisions.

Experiencing different samples will also help you to establish a colour palette that resonates with your chosen style. Consider the colour of your walls, cabinets, countertops, and backsplash. A well-coordinated colour scheme can tie the entire kitchen together. As well as the colour, whilst indulging in samples, think about the textures you would like to experience in your space and how they can work together to cultivate your desired aesthetic.

Stay True to Yourself

Ultimately, your kitchen should reflect your personality and preferences. While it’s essential to consider trends and advice, make sure the final design feels authentic to you and your lifestyle. At HKS, we understand that your kitchen is an investment in your future, and we want you to fall in love with every detail of it.

Take Your Time

Choosing the perfect kitchen style is a significant decision, it’s a journey so don’t rush it. Take your time to explore options, gather ideas, and envision how each style might feel in your home. Remember that your kitchen should not only be functional but also a space where you feel comfortable and inspired. Our experts are on hand to help you, whatever stage you maybe at on your journey whether you’re seeking inspiration or more direction, our experienced designers can offer you insightful suggestions and direction.

In conclusion, finding the kitchen style that resonates with you involves a combination of personal preferences, functional needs, and design considerations. By following these steps and taking your time in the decision-making process, you can create a kitchen that truly captures your unique style and enhances your daily life.

At HKS, we offer a comprehensive design and installation service where every aspect of your project is meticulously overseen by our experts. Our professionals are here to provide expert guidance, helping you refine your choices to suit your preferences, budget, and the unique layout of your space. This seamless integration of services ensures that your journey with us is as flawless and fulfilling as the end result.

Feeling Inspired?

No matter where you are in your journey, our designers are here to guide you on how to get started. They can provide you with inspiration and direction as you plan your upcoming project. You can call us on 01435 866166 or email