The idea of a traditional kitchen conjures up memories of the past; a sense of warmth, cosiness and the comforting heart of a family home.
At Rosemount we know those notions are just as relevant today, even more so due to the fast pace of contemporary life.
The style may be called traditional but we know the kitchen will always be the heart of any home.
A traditional Rosemount kitchen provides all the necessary ingredients for making memorable family connections.
A traditional kitchen will often have the following elements:
The beauty and warmth of wood are integral to the overall colour scheme. No two wood grains are exactly the same and so your kitchen will have a uniqueness all it’s own. Details such as terracotta tiles and changeable decorative accessories like shells and flowers add to the natural feel.
Traditional skills like stone masonry are synonymous with quality. The superlative skills of the Rosemount craftsman are brought to life through the creation of bespoke benchtops in stunningly beautiful natural materials like granite.
Tiled floors are not only practical they easily add beauty the natural materials palette.
Sometimes stone surfaces can seem a little cold — especially to the touch — so selecting neutral colours for the benchtop are important here.
Painting walls with warm colours will tonally enhance wooden cabinetry. And again, accessories are chosen in natural colours to blend in rather than stand out.
Glass panelled doors
Objects are containers for memories. Who hasn’t held onto something that was in their mother’s or their grandmother’s kitchen. Cabinets with glass panelled doors can be used to display items that have been passed down through the generations. They may perhaps be too delicate to be used everyday but the memories they hold are too important to be hidden behind solid doors.
A big, central farmhouse style table made from wood is an easy way to achieve the traditional kitchen look. Though the available space may not always make this practical so an island bench with clever storage space can prove just as communal.
What you probably won’t see in a traditional kitchen
Large swathes of black or an abundance of glossy white. Stainless steel would seem too industrial and cold in a traditional kitchen so stay away from this surface if possible.
A traditional kitchen doesn’t mean it’s old-fashioned
Here at Rosemount our designers will work with you to design your traditional kitchen that suits your lifestyle, your wants and your needs. We team durable finishes with the latest integrated kitchen hardware to ensure the design remains relevant for years to come.
Walk through a full-size traditional kitchen in one of our showrooms
As the kitchen is the heart of a home, we proudly invite you into ours. We’ve invested heavily in our kitchen displays to showcase the highly creative thinking and practical nous of our kitchen designers, brought to life with minute attention to detail by our quality craftsmen. We’re always on hand to guide you through various options to match your budget and vision.
Considering your own kitchen project? Check out our Essential Guide to Renovating your Kitchen