Transitional kitchens combine the perfect blend of both traditional and contemporary design. They are modern in style but deeply personal in nature, often combining man-made elements with natural materials to achieve ambitious, yet familiar and cozy textures.
Many of Estate Cabinetry clients realize that neither traditional nor contemporary designs quite fit their home interiors. This is where a marriage between two seemingly-contrasting designs is considered as the perfect fit. Our team consists of some of the most highly experienced designers who can help guide you to achieve the perfect balance between the traditional and the new with your transitional kitchen design.
Transitional Kitchen Features
By combining the sleek elements of a modern kitchen and the elaborate details of a traditional kitchen, you will create a stunning blend of utility and style that make a transitional kitchen. When trying to attain the right balance, you need a keen eye to assess your design. At Estate Cabinetry, our professional designers have a knack for both modern kitchen styles and long-lasting utility. In order to make the design flow seamlessly, it helps to think about the following details:
A Mix between Natural and Manufactured Materials
A perfect blend of these natural and manufactured materials is the cornerstone of the transitional style. This type of kitchen will usually consist of materials such as wood, glass, steel, marble, and stone all neatly fitted in the same room. You can opt for a concrete floor, dark oak cabinetry, a marble top island and stainless steel appliances to achieve that harmonious, cozy feel. This way you’re ensuring to make the kitchen a place where work needs to be done, paired with the irresistible warmth of a deeply personal space.
Neutral Color Palette
A splash of color here and there is welcome (and encouraged,) but transitional kitchens are generally bathed in neutral colors while also featuring a number of varying shadеs. What you typically get is a timeless and sophisticated look. A good starting point is settling for different shades of brown in the flooring, furnishings, island, and cabinetry.
Experimenting with Texture
Subduing your transitional kitchen in regards to color doesn’t have to mean that your design should be boring. In fact, transitional kitchens are one of the select few home designs where you’re allowed to experiment with texture, making use of anything from unusual tile surfaces to rough, dark marble to pique a visual interest.
Streamlined Cabinetry Design
Cabinetry in these types of kitchens tends to be modern and sleek. You won’t find a lot of elaborate hardware or intricate carving on transitional kitchen cabinetries. What keeps it from becoming too modern-looking are the materials.
It’s usually recommended to use wood instead of lacquer or glass to keep your cabinetry transitional as is. One way to go is opting for minimalist cabinetry made of dark wood and recessed handles, featuring clean lines put against the natural design that will make your transitional kitchen look inviting and warm.