What Does Your Kitchen Say About You?by Olivia Heath
The kitchen is the heart of most modern homes. It’s the engine room of every party, cook-off and lazy Sunday. It’s not just where the food and wine is — the kitchen is the central hub that runs a family. It’s usually the single most important room in a house and it says a lot about who you are.
That’s why it’s got to match your style, not just in the way it looks, but in how it feels when you use it. Well now you can now find your perfect fit. Using kitchen style expertise from bespoke furniture makers Martin Moore, discover the style that suits you from the options below:
Traditional and elegant, reserved and tasteful, but never dull. You’re all about great food, made with love, using the tried-and-tested approach.
Classic kitchens are like classic cars: they never go out of style. Unlike a classic car, however, the quirks of random mechanical breakdowns don’t need to be shrugged off as ‘part of the experience’. A kitchen has to work all the time, every time.
So, today’s classic kitchen design is a marriage of wood panelling, heritage colours and reliable modern appliances, which work in perfect harmony with your methodical kitchen style. You’re efficient and tidy as you go — not a messy cook.
An Aga in a classic colour rounds off your baker’s paradise: the icing on the cake, if you will. Yours is a kitchen that Mary Berry herself would be proud to bake her best in.
Focused, intense and ready to create, you’re a calculated chef with visions of the perfect dinner party hosted in a space your guests will want to talk about.
The emphasis is on usable design, with everything clearly ordered and within arm’s reach. That said, your kitchen style by no means calls for a hard, utilitarian workspace — you just know exactly what you want and how you’re going to use it.
An architectural kitchen style approaches minimalism, whilst delivering maximum usability and beauty, letting the materials and design speak for themselves. Natural finishes, dual-fuel appliances and open space give you a sleek and refined result: just like you.
Energised, experimental and on the cutting edge of trend, a modern kitchen is everything that’s hot right now. You’re not one to dwell in the past, but you certainly learn from it.
This is your laboratory. You’re not a cook; you’re a scientist. Your kitchen is a playground of experimentation and breaking new ground, one that takes beauty tips from a time gone by and brings it into the 21st century.
Powered by gas burners, as any good lab is, your kitchen races into the future with multiple ovens (for those complex, Michelin-starred dishes), exotic materials and smart appliances under your command.
This kitchen is your universe, and your creations are as exciting as you are, with the same unpredictable charm.
For someone as relaxed and laid back as you are, mod cons like Wi-Fi-connected fridges and voice-activated microwaves are just more hassle than they’re worth. That’s not to say you’re stuck in the good old days; you’ve just got one thing on your mind — magical, glorious food.
The kitchen is your ultimate comfort zone. It’s got to be cosy, welcoming and full of all the yummiest treats you can imagine. Lots of cupboard and pantry space means you’re always stocked up on those nights where venturing to the shops is simply out of the question.
You’re armed with a fresh pot of tea and an assortment of biscuits the second a guest arrives, ready to sit around the kitchen table and have a few laughs, whilst never being too far from a refill or a snack.
Home sweet home is your mantra, and yours is the sweetest home there is.
Clean-cut, measured and clear of excess, you deal in absolutes — and your kitchen is the perfect reflection of that.
No trinkets, no unnecessary extras: just the essentials. It’s a polarising kind of place, but this is not a heartless, dead room. The soul of the kitchen is ignited every time you enter with a new idea, recipe or party plan. What might seem bleak to some is your blank canvas, and your palette is in hand, ready to paint (with food, that is).
Utilitarian it may be, but that’s how you get results. Precision-engineered spaces are where you make your mark. Sure, it’s not to everyone’s taste — you’re just ahead of the curve.
Which one of these kitchen styles says ‘you’?