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Traditional, Transitional, Contemporary: What’s the Best Kitchen for You?

If you’re considering a kitchen makeover, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to style. From warm woods and brick that create a rustic feel, to the hard angles and smooth gleaming metal surfaces of a contemporary kitchen, there’s sure to be something that’ll fit in perfectly with the picture in your mind.

Which kitchen style will suit you best will depend on your own aesthetic preferences, but make sure the style you select will match the rest of your home to ensure transitions to other rooms remain seamless. Today, our kitchen remodeling contractors explain three popular kitchen styles: Traditional, Transitional and Contemporary.

The Traditional Kitchen

Classic in style with elegant, intricate features and details, traditional kitchens are inspired by designs reminiscent of the past. This kitchen style boasts luxurious lines, but offers functionality and practicality at the same time. Kitchens in this style are pleasing to the eye, offering perfect symmetry and balance, the rich warmth of solid woods and decorative elements. Among the typical elements are:

  • Marble countertops

  • Crown molding

  • Glass chandeliers or other decorative light fixtures

  • Ornate cabinetry (drawer detailing, specialty glass, etc.)

  • Decorative range hoods

  • Intricately designed backsplash

  • Soft-toned metal fixtures, typically copper, bronze or brass

The Contemporary Kitchen

Sleek and minimalist, contemporary kitchens feature straight lines and sharp edges, with a simple, clean overall vibe. When you commit to contemporary kitchen remodeling, you can count on “less” being “more”! This style celebrates the efficient use of space with a look that capitalizes on use of natural light, simple geometric forms and minimalistic flooring. These kitchens offer features that may include:

  • Contemporary style cabinets

  • Polished chrome, steel & glass

  • Stainless steel appliances

  • Frosted glass cabinet doors

  • Modern pendant lights

  • Open airy design

  • Strong architecture

  • Statement pieces, oversized artwork

The Transitional Kitchen

A blend of the traditional and contemporary styles, the transitional style offers the best of both classic sophistication and modern simplicity.

  • Paneled cabinets with simplistic hardware

  • Stainless steel appliances with stained hardwood floors

  • Inviting but neutral colors

  • Discreet patterns

  • Use of texture to create visual interest

  • Mixture of matte and polished finishes

There are many more options than just these. When it comes to kitchens, you can get as creative as you want!

We Bring Your Kitchen Dreams to Life

Look no further than DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Northeast Suburban Chicagoland for the best solutions for your kitchen remodeling needs. Call us today at (847) 327-0203 or fill out our convenient online form to schedule your consultation.

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