From Little Acorns Grow… Creating Your Dream Oak Kitchen
Oak kitchens not only look beautiful, they are also strong and hard-wearing. Oak is versatile too which means you can use it in a traditional or a modern kitchen for a contemporary or farmhouse effect.
The soft grain in oak improves with age so that it looks good for longer. Oak worktops, which are water-resistant combine well with any colour.
European oak is also an environmentally-friendly choice. It is sustainably sourced from forests with a re-planting process which ensures that there are oak trees in the future.
A Cosy Kitchen
Using Oak is the perfect way to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere and there’s nothing better than having friends or family sitting at an oak breakfast bar or a large oak farmhouse table.
Painted oak cabinets can give your kitchen the wow factor, especially if you choose to have two colours. Paint your wall cabinets a light colour and combine it with a dark colour for the lower cabinets. Think black and white or navy and beige.
Splashbacks have also received a design update. You can use the space to create a statement piece by installing glass or mirrored splashbacks in a bold colour.
If you prefer to blend your oak kitchen with other naturals materials you can use marble for a splashback. Marble comes in a variety of colours and patterns. It’s also durable and easy to keep clean. Use it as a continuation of your work surfaces for a sleek, practical look.
Or, maybe the country look is more your style. In this case use small brick tiles for the splashback, in a neutral shade, and install wood worktops.
Don’t forget to research kitchen sinks when you’re thinking about your new oak kitchen design. If you’re not in the kitchen much you may prefer to have a small sink that doesn’t take up too much space. On the other hand, if you’re an enthusiastic cook you might prefer a large sink with a half bowl and a drainer.
Sinks are available in a variety of materials and styles. A Belfast or Butler’s sink will add style to a country kitchen. These sinks come in ceramic, stone or copper. They are ideal if you want a large sink that can be used to clean and prepare vegetables as well as washing up large pans and plates.
A ceramic sink gives your kitchen a traditional look, while a modern kitchen can have a sink in granite or glass. If you want something that’s eye-catching pick copper.
If you would like a consultation with Anthony Jackson about an Oak kitchen, please get in touch by email or telephone to arrange an appointment.