Kitchen style ideas

Much like the external appearance of your house, you can pick your kitchen out of a book or you can design it yourself, mixing and matching elements you like.  

There are two broad categories of kitchen styles: traditional which evokes pre-twentieth century design versus the contemporary styles emerging from the post war period. As a fixed piece of furniture that’s expensive to replace, the kitchen should usually fit in with the overall style of your home.  

Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of the SelfBuild magazine. She previously held the same role in an Irish trade publication, before that she worked at the National Standards Authority of Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in New York and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid. France of origin, she now lives in Portarlington, County Laois, where she's taken on the task of renovating a listed building! Email

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