I’m currently working on a residential extension project in Burwood. Due to the cost of materials increasing recently, my clients have asked for me to be weary of costs. So I’ve done a lot of reseach on the key characteristics of Hamptons interior style and here’s how to get a Hamptons kitchen on a budget.
Key characteristics of Hamptons style
Looking at real estate for sale in the actual Hamptons I noticed these key features; the colour white, shaker cabinetry, marble counter and or splashback, chrome handles and glass pendants.
Hamptons style eptomises casual luxury so characteristics like the use of marble or marble look go a long way to achieving this casual luxury feel.
In Australia we have adapated and interpreted this style to suit our culture, weather, and personal preferences for example the colour blue and the use of natural materials such as rattan.
I’m looking at budget materials such as laminate to get the Hamptons look my clients want on a buget.
Laminex and Polytec have beautiful faux marble options that can be used for both counter tops and splashbacks. I especially love the idea of a marble look splashback without grout for that sweeping dramatic feature.
In my research I also noticed that subway tiles are a key feature of Hamptons style. For a twist I’m considering beveled subways for my client’s bathroom. The beveled aspect of the tile definitely gives the good ol’ subway a luxe lift.
Colour focus for Hamptons
While many people opt for a white and grey cabinets or white and blue cabinets for their Hamptons kitchen, an all white kitchen with flat profile doors can still be used to achieve an Australian version of a Hamptons style coastal kitchen on a budget.
Add laminate marble splasback in grey and you get that pop of colour that is synonymous in Hamptons style kitchens.
Styling for your Hamptons kitchen
While choosing the right specifications for your Hamptons kitchen is key to achieving this look, don’t forget how styling with the right accessories can contribute to achieving a Hamptons kitchen on budget.
Think about tiered stands, ceramic tableware, coastal style tea towels and a jug or vase with flowers such as chrysanthemums.
Focusing on the absolute key features of a Hamptons style kitchen means you can be discerning with your specifications and with a little compromise achieve a Hamptons kitchen on a budget.