Kitchen Styles Part 3 – The Transitional Kitchen

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Feb 16, 2015 3:30:00 PM

Brakur_TransitionalWhen it comes to designing a transitional kitchen you are blending the old with the new. It has elements of both a contemporary and traditional kitchen. Transitional kitchen styles are flexible and don’t limit you. You could say that this style of kitchen ignores the rules. When it comes to matching different home styles it can fit in almost every home. Currently this type of kitchen style is ranked number 1 according to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, just squeaking by the traditional kitchen. This can be attributed to its universal style and appeal. It is both inviting and yet elegant.  

There are some definite characteristics that classify a kitchen as transitional.

  • Cabinets are generally made of wood with basic door styles that are streamlined
  • Use natural surfaces such as quartz, granite, limestone, and other natural countertop and flooring materials
  • Utilize simple accents
  • Use both manufactured and natural materials
  • Kitchen colors tend be neutral such as gray, white, and natural wood
  • Use texture to add character such as in a backsplash
  • Some ornamentation such a corbels, moldings, and furniture legs

If you find yourself wanting an updated look but still enjoy the traditional look, a transitional kitchen is most likely the kitchen style for you. You can have that cozy feeling and yet clean and uncluttered look. Our kitchen design experts at Brakur Custom Cabinetry can help you figure out your kitchen style. If you would like to have a conversation with one of our design experts you can contact us here.

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Topics: Chicagoland Kitchen Remodel, Kitchen Styles, Transitional Kitchen

Located in Shorewood, Il, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Inc. has been providing high quality locally manufactured cabinetry since 1965. Brakur is the largest manufacturer of custom cabinetry in Northern Illinois with a 100,000 plus square foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and more than 80 employees.

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