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Is Your Kitchen A Transitional Style Kitchen?

A transitional style kitchen can be somewhat hard to define. Even contractors in the industry use the term loosely.  When speaking in remodeling design terms, “Transitional” usually describes a contemporary kitchen that incorporates some traditional design elements, or vice versa. Perhaps you’re wondering if you would prefer a transitional style for your next kitchen remodel. To help better define this style, we’ll list some ideas that blend a modern backdrop with classical focal pieces.

Incorporate Out-of-the-Box Designs

Experiment with design schemes that one would not expect in a kitchen. For example, instead of wood or tile for the backsplash, how about chalkboard panels? This is an atypical design that is also functional; family members can scribble notes for one another. You can do the same for the refrigerator by covering the door panels with a huge chalkboard.

Use Décor from Other Eras

If contemporary is the default design, then mix up the scenery by adding some classical elements. Some ideas include corbels, ornate cabinet pulls, or distressed cabinet doors. These are styles you would expect in a classical cottage or rustic kitchen.

Streamline the Tiles

How you arrange the tiles is just as important as the type of tiles you use. Tumbled stone tiles, for instance, are a mainstay in classical kitchen designs. However, you can create a contemporary ambiance by setting the tiles in a grid formation rather than in the more traditional basket-weave pattern.

Make the Sink a Focal Piece

Consider a farmhouse sink. This is a popular design element in cottage-style homes. However, you can give the sink a contemporary appearance by opting for a stainless-steel basin instead of the more traditional white ceramic finish.

The transitional style is about breaking socially accepted design rules. Look at our gallery for images of transitional kitchens

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