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How to Give Your Kitchen a Café Vibe

How to Give Your Kitchen a Café Vibe

Have you ever enjoyed a long Sunday brunch in a fancy café admiring the vintage décor, trendy artwork and bistro seating? The casual and feel-good atmosphere of a café could be something you enjoy everyday with a café style kitchen in your home. Recreate your favourite eatery by giving your kitchen a café vibe with these fun and creative ideas.

Comfy Seating Booth
Install a cosy, built-in seating booth complete with decorative cushions to add a café vibe to your kitchen. Breakfast nooks can easily be built into an awkward corner of your kitchen and are a major advantage to kitchens that crave space, with under bench storage. An eat-in kitchen with a breakfast nook will replicate the café feel of a comfy dining experience. An alternative to a booth is to add industrial style bar stools or French cafe chairs by a bench next to your window, just like a café.

Open Shelving and Hanging Storage
Take some inspiration from commercial kitchens and install open shelving and hanging storage. Plain-sight storage is common in cafes as everything is on display when you need to cook in a rush. Open shelving above a classic white subway tiled kitchen splashback is great for displaying your coffee mugs for delivering café quality cappuccinos.

Exposed Brick
Exposed brick walls are a great way to refresh your kitchen and recreate the edgy vibe of modern cafes. Freshen up an old brick design by painting your exposed brick wall or splashback in crisp, bright colours, making a bold statement in a modern café kitchen. Brick wallpaper is another option as it is available in many colours and styles, giving your kitchen an industrial café charm.

Decor
Take some inspiration from these décor and decorating ideas to add the finishing touch to a café style kitchen. A black and white colour scheme is perfect for a timeless and chic look and is the perfect backdrop for some bright vintage prints, retro artwork and café style furniture. Black and white checkerboard flooring has been around for centuries and recreates a retro diner vibe. A chalkboard menu is a fun way to create a café atmosphere as you can use it for meal planning during the week or a menu display for when you have guests over.

We hope these creative tips for your kitchen will inspire you to give your cooking area a café vibe. Here at Harrington Kitchens our experienced designers can help you with any colour scheme in your kitchen and offer plenty of suggestions.

Harrington Kitchens offers a wide variety of kitchen design and styles including:

For more information on our various kitchen designs, please visit our Gallery. Our Gallery brings together a selection of our custom kitchen designs ranging from traditional to contemporary kitchens. Each kitchen style has the flexibility to work in any home environment and can be designed to suit all tastes and budgets.

The entire Harrington Kitchens team is focused on designing kitchens that utilise premium materials and offer each and every customer the highest level of service. Harrington Kitchens partners with the best quality kitchen suppliers within the kitchen manufacturing industry and employs experienced and professional tradesmen to ensure the longevity of your custom designed kitchen.

For a free quote and free design consultation
Please contact us at Harrington Kitchens on (02) 4647 4474 or submit an online enquiryAlternatively you are welcome to visit the Harrington Kitchens Showroom at 12 Graham Hill Road Narellan NSW or 5 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong NSW.

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1Comment
  • Shirley Richardson
    Posted at 16:11h, 04 October

    Hi,
    I have just moved into a 3 year old house and the kitchen is looking very drab, I was just wondering if I could just get the top cupboard doors replaced in the French glass and open shelving style? Bottom cupboards will just need new handles to match.

    I live in Vincentia so do you service this area?

    Many thanks

    Shirley Richardson