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Kitchen with white benchtops, marble benchtop and white tile splashback.
Take inspiration from the US East Coast's holiday playground with timeless interiors and light-filled spaces.

 

What is Hamptons style?

Based on the classic American-style holiday homes of Long Island, New York, the Hamptons look has evolved into a distinctive aesthetic that’s instantly recognisable and almost universally beloved. The look features white timber trims, complemented by a crisp palette of navy or black and white. Externally, consider picket fences, gables and timber fretwork, while internally it’s about texture rather than colour and enduring style rather than fleeting trends.

Kitchen with white benchtops, marble benchtop and white tile splashback.

Building a Hamptons kitchen

With its enduring appeal and relaxed vibe, the Hamptons look can work in almost any context, but is ideally suited to coastal areas. The Shaker profile reigns supreme in Hamptons-style homes – get the look with Kaboodle ‘Alpine’ panelled cupboard doors, teamed with cup pull handles and mushroom knobs. Hamptons style is big on light and classic white answers the brief nicely. Materials like glass bring a sense of airiness – try glass-panelled wall cabinets or a lantern-style glass pendant light – while reflective finishes, like glossy subway tiles or a white ceramic sink, will help bounce light around the room.

White Hamptons-style kitchen cabinets with matt black handles and curved sink mixer

Hamptons, your way

The white base of a typical Hamptons kitchen is easy to build on to create a look that perfectly suits your style. Keep it monochrome, or introduce a hint of coastal-inspired colour in pale grey-blue tiles; opt for modern, sleek tapware or make it more traditional with a heritage-inspired mixer.

Hamptons kitchens often include an element of luxury, most notably in natural materials like marble. Harness this look with family-friendly laminate benchtops or ceramic tiles, which capture the luxe look of marble without the cost or upkeep.

Kitchen with white benchtops, marble benchtop and white tile splashback.

Love the Hamptons style but craving a little more character?

We’ve created a moody Hamptons kitchen that ticks all the boxes. Check out our design – we’ll guide you through the whole build.

 

Photo Credit: Alejandro Sosa 3D

 

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.