Understanding your kitchen style

Updated: Jul 15


The kitchen is the heart of the house and if you are thinking of upgrading it you want to make sure you design it in the best way possible. If you are stuck trying to decide on the style you are going for, this guide will help you understand your options. The same way that furniture or clothing have different styles, so do kitchens! On this article, we will go over the most popular styles: Traditional, Modern and Transitional.


Your kitchen design should be a reflection of your family’s personal style, but also consider the overall style of your home. For example, if you live in a Country French Style home, you probably wouldn’t do a kitchen that’s too modern, with flat surfaces and geometric lines.


Traditional


Usually a more formal style. This type of kitchen presents rich details and decorative accessories, such as raised panels and/or glazed cabinets, crown moldings and corbels. Other features include natural stone countertops, wood-look floors, classic color schemes such as light beige and deep browns. The backsplash is often more simple and subtle as the kitchen features so many decorative accessories and you don’t want to overwhelm it by adding a colorful or high pattern tile. Decorative lighting, classic cabinet handles and elegant plumbing fixtures enhance the traditional style and are great features to consider in your traditional kitchen design.




Modern


Very different from traditional style, modern focus more on sleek and simple designs, with little or no decoration. Often features man-made materials such as quartz countertops and porcelain floors. The cabinet doors are more flat and the hardware - if any - is very simple and with clean lines. The backsplash is very geometric and one of the most popular is the famous subway tile. For accessories such as stools, you see a lot of bold materials such as plastic, metal and even wood.




Transitional


Are you feeling that none of the styles mentioned so far are ideal for you? Maybe this is the perfect one as it allows you to combine elements of traditional and modern styles! It works great if you live in a more traditional house but love the modern style of kitchen and vice-versa. With a transitional style, you can have the perfect blend and really strike a balance between the architecture of the house and the chosen kitchen design. It is ok to feel like none of the other styles match your family so this gives you the best of both worlds. The shaker style cabinets work great as they are not too fussy and yet not too plain as the flat modern ones. Neutral countertops and subway tile backsplash bring out the modern while you can bring some traditional looking hardware and lighting fixtures.



Ceramic City USA offers free in-home design consultations to help you find the perfect kitchen style for your home! Call us today to schedule an appointment.



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