The Hamptons style kitchen is often associated with the rich and famous – after all, it does take its inspiration from Long Island, New York, a seaside area with some of the most expensive and luxurious real estate in the United States collectively known as the Hamptons. If you’re after a Hamptons kitchen but don’t quite have the movie-star budget, never fear – you can still achieve the Hamptons look and feel with the right design and styling.
Natural Light and White Elements
A Hamptons kitchen relies heavily on natural light, and luckily in Perth, we have plenty of it! If structural changes such as wall removal to increase the natural light are not an option for your budget, think about other ways to maximise your natural light – it could be a skylight or an additional window to brighten up space and let that sunlight in.
White cabinetry is synonymous with this coastal style and a traditional Hamptons style kitchen features Shaker style cabinet doors which can come at a price. Utilising classic white cabinetry in a more cost-effective material such as pre-finished board or vinyl doors could be an option to consider without the added expense.
A More Cost-Effective Island Bench
A long, luxurious island bench is commonly seen in a Hamptons kitchen with entertaining an important aspect of this design style. Marble benchtops are often used, with the natural material a nod to the seaside style. Engineered stone with a similar pattern to Calacatta marble is a great idea to achieve the look at a fraction of the price. If you’re after a natural material, a timber benchtop could be the way to go, with timber tying in nicely to the coastal, casual style of the Hamptons kitchen.
It’s easy to style your Hamptons kitchen in an inexpensive way with some carefully selected coastal accessories. This can be as simple as some light blue or teal items, such as crockery, cookbooks, vases or appliances. Weaving some natural materials into the kitchen such as affordable wooden bar stools or woven fibre chairs will help in achieving the cool and casual effect of Hamptons, while also adding to the entertaining aspect by encouraging guests to gather around the island bench. Lastly, going big and bold with some large pendant lights will help to define your island and create a point of interest. Pendant lights don’t have to be expensive or designer as long as they are functional and fitting in seamlessly with your individual style.
If you’d like more information on creating your dream Hamptons kitchen, speak to one of our designers today on 1300 270 000. The design consultation process has been developed to be both rewarding and streamlined, while focusing on providing you expertise and ideas to work within your space. The Maker is Western Australia’s most awarded kitchen design and manufacturer focused on providing quality customer service and innovative designs, and can work within your personal budget.