A Hampton’s style home should reflect a casual and relaxed coastal lifestyle and is the perfect choice for an open living and dining area in your home.  Today I have six essential features to design your Hampton’s style kitchen.


White cabinetry is the perfect choice for a Hamptons style kitchen.  White will reflect the light in your kitchen to create a bright and airy coastal feel.  A Shaker-style cabinet door profile is a popular choice with its solid and traditional lines.

The simplistic and often symmetrical design of the recessed panel door and tall overhead cabinetry with glass display doors are perfect for a Hamptons Style look.  Dress your cabinets with a polished nickel or chrome handle.

Hamptons style kitchen

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Natural timber tones will complement the white cabinetry in your kitchen.  You can find some beautiful naturally oiled oak timber flooring at Carpet World in Mornington.

Hampton's Style Kitchen

Pendant Lights

The kitchen is the center of your home for productivity and socialising.  It’s where my family gathers around the kitchen bench, from cooking and dining and entertaining friends we certainly spend a lot of time there so it is essential to have excellent overhead lighting in the kitchen.

Glass pendant lighting or industrial style pendant lights are a popular choice for a Hamptons style kitchen.

Hamptons style kitchen

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Hamptons style kitchen

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Island Bench & Benchtops 

Natural stone such as marble can also be used in a Hamptons style kitchen.  Natural stone can be a more porous surface and must be protected against kitchen stains and some cleaning products.  Marble Centre in Melbourne has a beautiful selection of natural stone benchtops.

There are other choices such as Ceasarstone for a more durable family and budget-friendly choice.    Caesarstone have a Visualizer Application that you can apply to a variety of colours and kitchen styles to help you choose a benchtop colour.  This is a great way to get an idea of the colours you are choosing for your kitchen.

Hamptons style kitchen

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A marble splashback or subway tiles will work beautifully in your Hamptons style kitchen.  Subway tiles come in many colours and sizes and are a popular feature of a Hamptons style kitchen.

Hamptons style kitchen

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Hamptons Style kitchen

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Statement Range Hood

A  range hood is an essential ingredient to any kitchen with an internal fan eliminating cooking smells.  A Hamptons style kitchen traditionally features a statement rangehood to complete the look.

If the height of your ceiling doesn’t allow for a provincial range hood in your kitchen you can install one behind the overhead kitchen cupboards.  Install glass doors on some of your overhead cupboards on either side to keep a symmetrical and balanced look.

Hamptons style homes are very popular for their relaxed and sophisticated design and decor and a Hamptons style kitchen is perfect for hosting plenty of summer soirees all season long.