Kitchen Styles to Consider for your Home

TRADITIONAL/CLASSIC

Imagine the setting where the perfect holiday meal is being prepared, or a fresh batch of cookies and other baked goodies are in the making. Most likely you pictured a traditional kitchen as the backdrop for this scene. Compared to the previously mentioned kitchens, traditional kitchens are heavily focused on small details surrounding finishing, ornamentation, and even hardware selection. A characteristic look of a traditional kitchen is the use of raised panel cabinets.

TRANSITIONAL

Components from both contemporary and traditional kitchen designs are mixed to create what we know as a transitional style kitchen; in essence, they borrow from each other’s aesthetics to create a one-of-a-kind kitchen. The main characteristic of this style is the combination of pre-manufactured and natural materials. A transitional kitchen will often feature glass, wood, stone, marble and steel in a single design.

MODERN

If we had to describe the look of a modern kitchen with a few words it would be simple lines, smooth surfaces and high-end finishing. Modern kitchens are characterized by frameless cabinets, flat surfaces, simple points, lines, angels and figures, and very little or minimal ornamentation and hardware.

COTTAGE CHARM

The signature look of a cottage charm kitchen includes a touch of farmhouse inspiration, mixed with furniture-like cabinets and a wide-range of finishes, adding up to a comfy, “lived-in” appearance. In contrast to some of the other styles we’ve looked, the color palette will wildly vary in range. Within this style, the objective is to mix rather than match.

CONTEMPORARY

A contemporary kitchen design is perhaps one of the most family friendly styles in terms of function, with a focus on innovative storage solutions. The style can be described as minimalist, clean, spacious and light. “Contemporary” kitchens often get confused with “modern” kitchens, which refers to a specific design movement that took place between the early to mid-twentieth century. The characteristic look of this style is a combination of carefully picked materials, mixing new and old design elements.