If you’re in the market for a kitchen remodel, picking all the elements to create the style of kitchen you want for your home can be a little overwhelming. At the Complete Kitchen and Bath Design Studio, we specialize in kitchen remodeling and want to help create the perfect kitchen space for your and your family! We have designers ready to assist you with your project. The Complete Kitchen and Bath Design Studio is Charlotte’s top kitchen remodeler with hundreds of kitchens remodeled every year. We have the resources, manpower and knowledge to turn a mundane space into a fantastic kitchen you will enjoy for years.
To get you started on your journey to remodel your kitchen, we discuss below a trending style of kitchen called the Scandinavian style. This style if kitchen that has grown in popularity among homeowners and it’s easy to see why. Scandinavian kitchens have clean lines, minimalistic design and aesthetics, warm and inviting natural color cabinetry and lots of natural light. Scandinavian kitchens are functional and work well in an open concept floor plan and is the perfect kitchen concept for modern living.
Simplicity and functionality of Scandinavian kitchens
Scandinavian style kitchens are known for their simplicity, functionality, and minimalist design. The Scandinavian region, which includes countries such as Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, is known for its long winters and short summers. As a result, Scandinavian design focuses on creating warm and cozy spaces that maximize natural light and use simple yet durable materials.
In a Scandinavian style kitchen, you can expect to see light-colored elements that warmly blend together such has natural color cabinetry, off white walls, natural wood accents, white quartz (or black quartz) countertops , light color flooring and clean lines. The color palette in Scandinavian kitchens is typically muted, with white, grey, and beige being the predominant colors. These neutral colors are paired with natural textures such as wood, stone, and metal to create a warm and inviting space.
The functionality of a Scandinavian kitchen is essential with a focus on practicality and ease of use. The floor plan of this type of kitchen is designed to make cooking and cleaning as effortless as possible, with everything in its place and easy to access. Storage is a crucial element of a Scandinavian kitchen, with cabinets and drawers designed to maximize space and provide plenty of storage options. With plenty of hidden storage, small appliances are rarely on display in Scandinavian kitchens and there is no real center piece that attracts the eye. Rather, all the elements blend together to create an inviting and warm space.
Natural light and natural materials use in Scandinavian kitchens
One of the defining features of a Scandinavian kitchen is the use of natural light. Large windows and skylights are common, allowing plenty of natural light to flood the space. Artificial lighting is also essential, with pendant lights and task lighting used to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere.
Another important aspect of a Scandinavian style kitchen is the use of natural materials. Wood is the predominant material, with light-colored oak or pine used for flooring, cabinets, and countertops. Stone or concrete countertops are also popular, adding a touch of texture and durability to the space.
When it comes to decor, less is often more in a Scandinavian kitchen. Simple yet functional accessories such as dishware, pots and pans, and utensils are often displayed on open shelves or hanging racks, adding a touch of personality and warmth to the space.
Flat front cabinetry
The cabinetry in Scandinavian style kitchen is of high quality, but simple in design to avoid detracting attention from the rest of the kitchen. The kitchen cabinets are characterized by simple lines. The door facings are usually flat and minimalistic with no hardware to break the simple lines. Kitchen cabinets blend in with the rest of the kitchen elements and are usually finished with soft and peaceful color that creates a soothing and relaxing environment. Beige and soft whites are the most used colors for Scandinavian kitchen cabinetry. They reflect natural light and create a bright and inviting area to cook in and entertain friends and family.
Scandinavian style flooring
There are several flooring options available to complete the look of your Scandinavian kitchen. While most homeowners with a Scandinavian kitchen choose lighter color wood flooring, usually limed wide planks that almost look bleached, you can also have fun with your flooring to break the minimalistic look and clean lines of your kitchen . For example, choosing a lighter color tile with darker patterns that match some of the elements of your kitchen like lighting and accessories can really tie the whole look together. The kitchen depicted here looks fantastic and modern with the different tile patterns. Notice how the tiles don’t take away from the natural and clean line Scandinavian kitchen look, but rather complements it perfectly.
A Scandinavian style kitchen is a perfect blend of functionality, simplicity, and elegance. With its focus on natural light, natural materials, and muted colors, it creates a warm and inviting atmosphere that is perfect for cooking, entertaining, and spending time with family and friends. Whether you live in a small apartment or a large house, a Scandinavian style kitchen is a timeless and versatile design that will never go out of style.
If you live in the Charlotte area and are wanted to remodel your kitchen, visit our showroom that is open to the public and conveniently located to Charlotte. Wether you are interested in Scandinavian style kitchens, or any other styles, we can help you design the perfect kitchen. From cabinetry, to customer countertops and flooring, we do it all at the Complete Kitchen and Bath Design Studio.