As you contemplate your kitchen remodel, you will address many concerns and questions. Some of those revolve around style trends. Do you want to go super sleek and modern? Or do you prefer a more traditional look? That can be a difficult enough question for many homeowners to answer. But then you begin to consider resale value in the future; what if you make the wrong style choice now? An outdated or unstylish kitchen can be a serious detriment to selling a home one day.
A transitional kitchen might be just what you’re looking for. This design aesthetic combines both modern and traditional styles to create a look that is updated and modern, yet timeless and classic. Whereas perfectly modern kitchens feel a bit too cold to some people, and strictly traditional kitchens come off dated and clunky, a transitional kitchen strikes the perfect balance between the two.
So, how’s it done?
A neutral color palette. Sticking with neutrals helps you to avoid trendy colors that will look dated in just a few years. Pops of bright colors can be added through accessories, which can be easily changed out whenever you please.
Mixing materials. The transitional kitchen mixes man-made and natural materials. For example, wood, steel, glass, concrete, marble, and more can all be used together to create a look that is sleek and stylish but also warm and inviting.
Mix it up with old and new. Transitional kitchens tend to offer updated technology, blended with older elements. Yes, your kitchen design can incorporate both smart appliances and your grandmother’s antique bread board!
Texture, texture, texture. A purely modern kitchen can sometimes feel a bit too “cold”. Transitional kitchens mix in a variety of textures, like tile, stone, pottery, and more, to bring warmth to the room.
Simple cabinetry. Wood cabinets are commonly featured in transitional kitchens, but they’re kept low profile. Avoid overly fussy details and hardware, sticking with a wood grain, black paint, or stripped white wood.
Transitional kitchens work best when you need a function update, but want to hold onto a few traditional elements. If you’re ready for a change, give us a call. We can help you add more modern elements to your kitchen without sacrificing the warmth of traditional style.