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Traditional Kitchens & Classic Design

Our luxury bespoke kitchens are skilfully crafted and tailored to your exact requirements.

What is a Traditional Kitchen Style? 

Traditional kitchens are defined by their warm, homely character and attention to individual details. Their focus is on natural materials like wood, which is often glazed or painted in muted colours. From the style of their beautifully crafted traditional kitchen doors to their classic panelled cabinets and timeless neutral finishes, these kitchens exude rustic charm. 

More than just a place to cook, kitchens truly are the heart of the home. Our traditional kitchen ideas are perfect for family homes or anyone who appreciates time-honoured classic kitchen design. They offer homeowners a timeless canvas to personalise with their unique taste, or perhaps a contemporary twist.

John Lewis of Hungerford combines quality workmanship with an unmatched eye for detail to create a beautiful, versatile and practical space for homeowners to cook and gather with friends and family. Our range of traditional kitchen designs include the elegantly simple Artisan kitchen to our understated yet distinctive Shaker kitchens

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Classic Kitchens from John Lewis of Hungerford

Our bespoke classic kitchens provide welcoming spaces for all types of home, from Georgian townhouses and small country cottages to large estates. The traditional kitchen design we offer our customers seamlessly blends sophisticated form with modern, everyday function.

Our craftsmen use traditional techniques and natural materials to provide bespoke kitchen designs that are built to last. We are here to help you realise your vision by sourcing the finest materials and curating a colour palette that adds character and warmth to your classic kitchen design. All of our classic kitchens come with a 10-year product and workmanship guarantee. When your installation is complete, your designer will check that you are happy with the work and schedule a follow-up visit after a year to remedy any minor issues which may have arisen.

Traditional kitchens incorporate stylish elements including traditional kitchen ranges, raised panel cabinetry and crown molding. You can dress the furniture up or down with your choice of accessories, including handles in an array of finishes. Therefore, it’s possible to either add some contemporary touches, or enhance a more traditional look, without having to change any of the cabinets.

What is the Difference Between a Modern Kitchen and a Traditional Kitchen?

Modern kitchens differ from traditional kitchens in their colours, textures and the materials used. While designers mostly use man-made materials such as stainless steel and glass for modern kitchens, a traditional kitchen tends to feature more natural materials including different types of timber, marble and stone. Likewise, modern kitchens are more likely to feature high-shine finishes and either dark or bright colours. Our Crème de la Crème is an example of a modern retro kitchen, with bold colours, glossy surfaces and symmetrical lines. By contrast, classic kitchens feature subtle, neutral and earthy tones. 

Traditional kitchen designs are exceptionally versatile and make ideal family kitchens. More modern designs offer a simple, minimalist aesthetic, whereas classic kitchens incorporate more decorative features for a homely, “lived in” feel. Both types of spaces are beautiful, but traditional kitchens have a more timeless appeal. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t give a classic kitchen design some modern touches, from granite sinks and worktops to spotlighting and cutting-edge technology.

Wow! Just Wow! Got home to see the kitchen and it blew me away. Mr & Mrs Banton, Melbourn

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It’s all in the detail

What makes a traditional kitchen

From the style of their beautifully crafted doors to their classic proportions and timeless neutral finishes, traditional kitchens are defined by their detail.

Handles and Personalisation

Our luxury traditional kitchens are designed to incorporate subtle changes, such as handle styles and accessories. We can guide you in choosing the right appliances to complement the kitchen’s final appearance. Each design is tailored to your taste, the shape of the room, your storage needs and lifestyle. With the guidance of our expert team, a bespoke kitchen allows you to inject your personality and add a modern twist to traditional designs.

Crafted Cabinetry

Designing the right cabinets is an important part of perfecting a traditional kitchen. From raised panels and crown moulding to traditional butt hinges, we use a combination of traditional and modern techniques to make each component of your classic kitchen design. What’s more, our superior craftsmanship ensures that our traditional kitchen cabinets are built to last. 

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Rustic style Shaker kitchen John Lewis of Hungerford
Shaker Kitchen Island John Lewis of Hungerford

Finishes and Colour

Our carefully curated colour palette offers a captivating choice of tone and hue. Neutral colours are often chosen as a canvas and muted colours are painted on wood to create an aged effect. We apply a hand-sprayed finish that adds a signature character and warmth to a traditional kitchen. All of our glosses and finishes are long-lasting and made to an exceptional standard. 

Do you have a traditional kitchen idea for your space? Get in touch with our team of experts for a free consultation to see how our design services can bring your dream kitchen to life.

Our traditional kitchen collections

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Our traditional kitchen portfolio

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I really love making people's kitchen dreams become a reality and seeing how happy they are once the kitchen install is all finished. KAREN, SALES DESIGNER, HUNGERFORD SHOWROOM
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