Traditional vs Transitional Kitchens

Traditional vs Transitional Kitchens

Traditional vs Transitional Kitchens. When you are ready to start making decisions on your kitchen remodel, knowing what style and trends you like will help narrow your design options and direct your focus. While most clients choose traditional style, trends are beginning to lean towards a more transitional design approach.


Here are the key differences between traditional and transitional kitchen design:


Traditional kitchen design often includes:
  • elegant design
  • ornamental crown molding
  • classic stains and colors
  • natural materials
  • detailed craftsmanship
  • traditional lighting
  • ornate tile
  • hutch-style cabinets
  • farmhouse sink


Transitional kitchen design often includes:
  • cabinetry doors with simple profile (often Shaker style, pairing stained and painted finishes)
  • crown molding with very little ornamentation
  • neutral color palettes
  • mix of natural and manufactured materials
  • clean lines in craftsmanship
  • traditional, industrial, or modern lighting
  • streamlined tile


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