Solid wood kitchen detailing
There's nothing like wood to add a touch of luxury or make a design statement in your new kitchen. Beau-Port Kitchens in Hampshire can provide innovative and creative wood detailing in their kitchen designs. Visit them at their showrooms in Bentworth near Alton and Southsea in Portsmouth to see what they can do.
They say less is more and that can often be the case when using solid wood or wood accents. Beautiful, simple and hard wearing woods adds an element of warmth to a kitchen design. A practical solution if you want to compliment traditional features in an old property such as a barn or listed building or highlight contemporary beams in a new modern building such as the stunning Eco home above.
Anything is possible when using solid wood including curves and contours. There's a wide range of natural colours and tones available from Birch to Oroko and many in between. Using solid wood detailing can create a rustic or industrial feel in both classic and contemporary designs. Smooth pilaster and slab ends will add warmth to a contemporary, minimalist kitchen. While special cornice sandwich details, wooden shaped or block feet, wooden shelves and insets add a decorative feature to a shaker style traditional kitchen. Adding a wooden breakfast bar or seating area to an island creates definition to the purpose. Wood with a live or waney edge makes an eye catching statement which is often a talking point. Wooden plinths with carved venting details will work in both traditional and contemporary kitchen designs.
Using solid wood detailing is a great way of creating integrated book cases, wine racks, dresser units, internal shelves, spice racks and free standing furniture such as butchers blocks and side tables
When is an accent not an accent? When its a hand made wooden accessory, which are very much on trend. Chopping boards, trays, shelves and concealed drawers neatly slide away when not in use often leaving the wooden edge visible. Pull out wooden shelves in cupboards and cabinets are both functional and beautiful, giving easy access to the back of the unit.