There are certain elements in a kitchen that will never go out of style. I tell my clients that you should think about the cabinets, tile and counters the way you think about buying a sofa that you will keep for 20 years. Keep it neutral. With a sofa, you can change it up with pillows and throws when you get bored with a pattern. Much less expensive than reupholstering!
With a kitchen, except for contemporary kitchens, I think it is best to stick to timeless finishes for the tile, counters and cabinets. You can have more fun with the faucets and lighting, since they are easy to change out.
Here are six kitchen design elements that are timeless:
Shaker style doors:
White subway tile:
A slide-in range:
What are your thoughts on these design elements – timeless or boring?