Hampton Homes Style Melbourne - Rycon BG

Hampton Style Kitchens – Mastering the Art of Timeless Elegance: Unveiling the Essence of Hampton Style Kitchens by Ryan McKenzie, Owner of Rycon Building Group

Embodying the timeless allure of the exclusive Hamptons on Long Island, New York, the Hampton style has become synonymous with sophistication, coastal charm, and enduring elegance. As the proud owner of Rycon Building Group, I am thrilled to guide you through the intricacies of Hampton style kitchens in Australia. In this comprehensive exploration, we will unravel the design principles, colour palettes, materials, and overall aesthetic that make Hampton style kitchens an unrivalled choice for our clients seeking a harmonious blend of classic luxury and contemporary functionality.

Design Principles:

At Rycon Building Group, we understand that the heart of any Hampton style kitchen lies in its commitment to classic design principles. A seamless blend of simplicity, functionality, and a connection with the outdoors defines the essence of this style. When our designers design our client’s dream kitchen, they prioritise a spacious and open layout, allowing for a fluid transition between the kitchen and adjoining living spaces. The result is a kitchen that effortlessly marries modern convenience with timeless aesthetics.

Hampton Homes style interior - Rycon Building Group

Cabinetry and Joinery:

In the pursuit of creating an unmistakable Hampton style, our choice of cabinetry and joinery is paramount. At Rycon, we do favour the iconic shaker-style cabinets with recessed panels and clean lines. Of late, however, we have seen the emerging trend of a slimmer shaker profile, which brings a touch of contemporary freshness to the overall aesthetic The cabinetry, predominantly white or light-coloured, contributes to the overall brightness and airiness that defines the quintessential Hampton style kitchen.


Our commitment to luxury is reflected in the choice of benchtops. Classic marble style patterning, in shades of whites, creams, or subtle greys, bring an element of opulence to the kitchen. At Rycon, we believe that the right choice of stone not only enhances aesthetics but also adds a touch of timeless elegance to the overall design.

Colour Palette:

The colour palette is a critical element in crafting the Hampton style aesthetic. At Rycon Building Group, we favour a sophisticated array of whites, creams, and soft neutrals, creating a fresh and light-filled environment. We often incorporate navy blue as an accent colour, paying homage to the coastal influence intrinsic to the Hampton style. Our restrained colour palette ensures a sense of tranquillity and enduring beauty.


Flooring choices play a pivotal role in elevating the overall aesthetic of a Hampton style kitchen. Rycon often opts for engineered timber in light or natural finishes, adding warmth and creating a cohesive flow between different areas of the home. Alternatively, stone or tiles in neutral tones are employed to achieve a classic and enduring look.

Elegant Hampton Homes style interior - Rycon Building Group


At Rycon, we recognize the transformative power of lighting in highlighting the design elements of a Hampton style kitchen. We encourage our clients to look for pendant lights with a nautical or industrial influence, especially above kitchen islands or dining areas. Statement chandeliers are also a favourite, contributing to the grandeur that defines the Rycon interpretation of the Hampton style.

Appliances and Fixtures:

While our designs are rooted in tradition, we seamlessly integrate modern appliances to meet contemporary needs. Stainless steel appliances are favoured for their clean and timeless look. Fixtures, including mixers/tapware and cabinet hardware, are carefully selected in brass or chrome finishes, adding a subtle touch of sophistication to our Hampton style kitchens.

Open Shelving and Display:

Open shelving provides a platform for displaying stylish kitchenware and decorative elements. This not only adds visual interest but also breaks the monotony of closed cabinets, contributing to the relaxed and inviting atmosphere that defines our designs.

Windows and Natural Light:

At Rycon Building Group, we place a premium on natural light. Large windows with traditional plantation shutters or elegant curtains allow abundant sunlight to flood the space. Glass doors are integrated, creating a seamless transition between the kitchen and outdoor areas.


In conclusion, a Rycon Hampton style kitchen represents the epitome of classic design principles, coastal influences, and contemporary functionality. As the proud owner of Rycon Building Group, I can confidently state our expertise in this style is unparalleled, making us the go-to choice for homeowners seeking the quintessential Hampton style experience.

The popularity of the Rycon interpretation of the Hampton style is a testament to our dedication to perfection and our understanding of what makes this style truly timeless. As experts in the field, we pride ourselves on not just designing kitchens but crafting spaces that elevate the overall living experience. Clients entrust us with their visions, knowing that our mastery of the Hampton style ensures a result that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also functionally impeccable.

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