Published: 15:00, 03 May 2019
| Updated: 15:02, 03 May 2019
We live in an age of constant digital evolution but there are some things certain homeowners simply like to keep simple and traditional.
One of those things is kitchens with home experts arguing that more and more people are now turning to British, rustic-style designs as opposed to modern, high-spec asymmetrical motifs.
Natural materials and cosy old-fashioned kitchens have made a relentless comeback together with free-standing units and visible utensils.
The reason is surprisingly an obvious one.
“Craftsmanship is something that is becoming increasingly appealing to today’s homeowners,” said Paul Turnham, who owns Paul Turnham Kitchens and which recently joined the Samsung Kitchen Circle - a programme allowing support, education and acknowledgement for dedicated Samsung Kitchen Specialists.
“There is a demand for more rural-style kitchens - such as wooden cabinets and old fashioned-style stoves - that are reminiscent of historical British design. Traditional kitchens can be easily updated too.
“That’s not to say that modern kitchens are no longer sought-after. It really depends on individual taste.”
Other sought-after features in today’s kitchen include ample storage and innovative use of space, especially when it comes to large or busy families.
But there is also a compromise.
PWS’ 1909 range draws on historical British design but without turning its back completely on modern interpretation.
“The 1909 range that we offer here at our showroom in West Wickham offers to customers a classic look to meet their expectations combined with all the innovative functionalities you see in modern-day kitchens,” added Paul Turnham Project Manager Tim Cooley.
“From rich oaks to walnut bases, PWS evokes an English heritage feel that is married harmoniously with designer quality.”
“We have an array of stunning designs in the PWS 1909 range and customers have the luxury of a paint to order option.”
Some of the advantages of opting for a traditional-style kitchen include:
The option to sand down or paint over marks or scratches can be as well as the choice to give a fresh look with a simple paint job.
The chance to introduce the increasingly-popular kitchen island, often seen as the ultimate transitional element between the kitchen and lounge.
Giving regular kitchen users a maximum worktop space.
The chance to have a range cooker, seen as the mainstay of a country kitchen
The chance to have a pantry, something that is currently in big demand and described as the ultimate kitchen luxury for those who can accommodate the space.
Open shelving - another fundamental feature of a rustic kitchen design.
But it’s not just about design and functionality as Paul goes on to explain.
“With all the uncertainty over Brexit, we are seeing more and more customers seeking British-made kitchen manufacturers which is another reason why PWS is a popular choice at the moment.”
With over 25 years of experience, Paul Turnham Kitchens is a family-owned business with an impressive showroom in West Wickham offering an array of high-end contemporary style kitchens - including German-style fittings from Schuller - to suit the individual demands and tastes of various homeowners.
Style and quality are built into each and every one of the kitchen projects - including bespoke requests - at Paul Turnham Kitchens.
Customers can even book demonstrations and view the appliances at the showroom.
For more information about Paul Turnham Kitchens in West Wickham, visit their official website by clicking here.