Kitchen Styles to Consider for Your New Home

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by Deana Duffek

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Kitchen Styles to Consider for Your New Home

Let’s talk kitchen styles! When you move into a new property, the kitchen is often one of the first rooms to get a new look. The kitchen is considered the heart of the home, not just where meals are prepared but also where families gather and spend quality time together. However, it’s also a room that needs to be as practical as it is beautiful. With that in mind, here are some of our favorite kitchen styles to consider for your new home. 


This clean and simple style features plenty of clean lines, neutral colors, and pared-back design elements. It’s perfectly suited to the kitchen, where cleanliness and organization are key. However, it requires careful planning to achieve the functionality as well as a minimalist look. Although modern kitchens are minimal, it takes a very deft design hand to create this clean-lined look.

Trying to capture as much light as possible is a very important factor in the planning of a minimalist kitchen. The idea is to use lighting as a design tool to achieve the look you are after. 

Plenty of built-in storage is essential for a minimalist kitchen to work in most households, providing enough space to keep surfaces clutter-free. Choice of materials is also a key consideration, with the lighter color scheme prone to showing up everyday kitchen dirt and spills. 

Modern Farmhouse

These days, farmhouse kitchens needn’t be filled with knick-knacks and traditional florals or chickens. Instead, the modern country look brings the warmth of rural living with the elegance of today’s design. 

The key to achieving balance with a country aesthetic is to artfully mix old and new. Natural, rustic materials can be contrasted with a light and airy color scheme, and contemporary textiles can be used to create visual depth and an inviting ambiance.


With practicality and longevity at its core, industrial style is a match for many contemporary kitchens. This look is defined by its use of wood and stainless steel, open storage, and thoughtfully curated lighting. 

One of the great things about the industrial look is that it lends itself well to all kinds of color schemes, allowing you to express your unique style. Drawing inspiration from commercial kitchens, fittings and surfaces are built to last and withstand wear and tear from even the most enthusiastic home cook.


Nordic-inspired kitchens are understated yet undeniably cool, using organic shapes, pale woods, and plenty of natural light. They are great for those that are drawn to a modern look but want their kitchen to have a more cozy, lived-in feel.

While the basis of Scandinavian design is simple, this style allows for personal touches and interesting accent pieces. Keep your cabinetry and surfaces plain and allow your fittings, fixtures, and accessories to speak for themselves.

No matter what your personal style, we hope we have given you some interior design inspiration for your new kitchen. We know that moving can be a stressful time, and if you’d like some expert insight in finding the right look for you, the team at Duffek Design would be delighted to help.

Our Laguna Beach interior design studio offers an all-inclusive service, with an experienced team ready to transform your home with your personality and lifestyle in mind. Interested? Find out more here or jump over to our contact page if you’d like to get in touch.

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