Remodeling your kitchen is an exciting event in the life of your home. As a central hub of activity, to transform your kitchen is to communicate those qualities which you hold to be most important. As such, a kitchen renovation should not be taken lightly.
While it can be fun to choose modern and trendy looks for your kitchen, there’s something to be said for creating a timeless look that you won’t be tired of in five years. If you want to create that timeless look, here are five elements you can include that will give your kitchen redesign some staying power.
Tile, in almost any form, can add a timeless look to your kitchen. Subway tile, however, goes above and beyond in this pursuit, given that the horizontal arrangement of rectangular tiles has been around in some form or another for many decades. For the most timeless results, neutral colors such as whites, grays, and tans are best.
Cast Iron Pots
If you want the chance to cook like your great-grandparents did, then invest in some quality cast iron pots and pans. Since these vessels conduct heat so well, you’ll wonder why you ever settled for basic stainless steel in the first place. As a bonus, when cast iron pots and pans are displayed in your kitchen, they immediately give a timeless look to the space.
Your countertops are one of the most visible elements in your kitchen. Therefore, if you use timeless elements for your countertops, your entire kitchen will benefit. Whether you choose a stone, such as quartz countertops, or opt for a less-common option such as wood countertops, you won’t be disappointed at the timeless results you receive.
There’s a reason why appliances found on antique-hunting shows on TV command such a high price: they always look great in a kitchen no matter what the trends are. Therefore, if you want to time-proof your kitchen, then vintage appliances, or their modern lookalikes, are a must-have. If you do go this route, though, make sure to use vintage appliances across the board instead of only for a stove or a refrigerator.
As with vintage appliances, farmhouse sinks are one of those elements that keep finding their way back into kitchens. While other sink types may be more practical, none are as timeless as the deep and sturdy farmhouse sink. Paired with the right fixtures, you can truly create a vintage feel that is on-trend for decades to come.
As with any style, the timeless elements mentioned above are durable enough to stand on their own or to be used together. In other words, it’s okay to mix and match with timeless and modern elements. As long as you enjoy the final results, then you’ve done a good job of redesigning your kitchen.