Crafting traditional kitchens with character
Authentic craftsmanship and attention to detail are the hallmarks of a timeless space
If you’ve set your heart on a traditional kitchen design, take a look at 1909 Kitchens. With flagship showrooms in Leamington Spa and Solihull, the traditional kitchens are crafted in the UK from the finest natural materials. You’ll find 1909 Kitchens at Grand Designs Live at the NEC Birmingham from 5-9 October 2022, where you can get a feel for the quality, talk though ideas and find exclusive offers (see stand K120).
Traditional kitchen design
When designing a traditional kitchen it’s important to find a layout that will suit your family now and for years to come. The ‘working triangle’ is a good place to start. Imagine the cooking appliances, sink and fridge-freezer as the points of a triangle and ensure you can quickly and easily move between them without obstruction. If your family might grow, consider a design that allows for larger appliances, more seating or further storage. Pieces that allow for multi-purpose living are ideal.
One of the most exciting aspects of a new kitchen is deciding on the colour, which sets the overall tone for the room. But when it comes to traditional design, explore neutral, muted or heritage tones that have already proved they can stand the test of time, rather than the latest colour trends.
Don’t forget the smaller details. Your choice of work surface, handle finishes and lighting will have a huge impact on the overall look. When deciding on a work surface, consider the durability of a material as well as its aesthetic. Quartz, for example, is known for its incredible resilience. In a crisp, light finish it can truly brighten up a space. Pair with a warming timber for a welcoming, traditional kitchen design that will never go out of style.
Designed and made in Britain
At 1909 Kitchens, all the cabinet manufacturing, paint finishing and worksurface fabrication are completed in-house, so you can rely on both quality and attention to detail. Traditional kitchen design can still incorporate modern solutions, such as a wine rack or coffee station built into a bespoke cabinet.
Whether you’re in a new build home, a period house or a flat, a traditional kitchen will add something special. These designs are dedicated to recreating the authentic styling, quality and proportions of period furniture. They balance traditional detailing, craftsmanship and modern functionality. And the process isn’t limited to kitchens. The 1909 Kitchens collection is adaptable enough to suit boot rooms and laundry rooms, too.
A proud heritage
1909 Kitchens is not just the name of the company, but the year the family business began. With roots tracing back over 110 years, this British brand is committed to the ethos and qualities of skilled design, manufacturing and outstanding service.
Find out more
Visit the 1909 Kitchens showroom in Leamington Spa for more advice on creating a traditional kitchen design and to explore the full 1909 collection. Look out too for the Solihull store, opening in autumn 2022, or click here to find your nearest retailer.