What makes a European Style Kitchen? These 3 features are key.
European style kitchens are one of the most sought-after features in new homes, with demand skyrocketing in recent years. These three features will help you understand this timeless kitchen design so you can determine if it’s right for you.
Modern Frameless Cabinets
Perhaps the most distinctive element of European kitchens are the cabinets, with a sleek, unadorned look that has become synonymous with the modern aesthetic. European kitchen cabinets are constructed without a face frame attached to the front of the cabinet box—all you see are the flat doors (also called slabs) and drawer fronts. The result? A cabinet that is smooth, clean, and elegant. In addition, these modern cabinets are so robustly built, they can be (and often are!) detached and transported when the homeowners move homes.
Sleek and Elegant Style
Beyond the cabinetry, every feature of a European style kitchen is intended to create a sense of open, uninterrupted space filled with light. To achieve their characteristic serenity and visual stillness, European kitchens focus on flat surfaces, slab doors, flush-mounted appliances, and recessed handle grips with little to no hardware pulls. You won’t find any extraneous decoration in a modern European style kitchen. These spaces are inherently beautiful without adornment, and fill you with a sense of ease the moment you enter them.
Sustainably Sourced Materials
A commitment to sustainability is a critical element of European style cabinet construction. Sustainable production emphasizes the use of natural materials such as wood or stone, as well as the highest quality man-made materials, fabricated from recycled wood products and eco-friendly sources. The skilled artisans and fabricators who create these pieces have deep experience in building both modern and traditional European kitchens that are meant to last generations. Interested in a European Style Kitchen for Your Home? It’s easy to begin your journey to designing a customized, beautiful modern kitchen for your home. Contact NOLI modern design today for a tour of our recently remodeled design center, and to discuss the possibilities.