Style Guide: Traditional Kitchens

Traditional Kitchens are timeless and classic; and are a major style choice kitchen remodelers go with. There are some key elements that go into making a traditional kitchen, and we have the guide for you!

 

Natural Materials:

Traditional kitchens are well you know, traditional. Which means it’s time to go back to the roots, and use natural materials like, natural stone such as granite and marble, and of course wood. Tying back your kitchen’s main features of countertops, flooring, and cabinets to what mother nature gave us will be beneficial in reaching that traditional look.

White Traditional Kitchen 

Ornate Details:

A lot of traditional kitchens have ornate details in their woodwork. To achieve a traditional look, try adding crown molding, baseboards, and carvings into your cabinetry. You can also add these details to your countertops! By choosing an edge that has multiple levels, like an Ogee Bullnose or a Waterfall edge, or by adding curves to your countertops, can really increase the ornate details in your kitchen. Want to make your kitchen bold? Look at your ceiling to add details. Adding a coffered ceiling or even a barrel-vaulted ceiling could add a lot of drama to your kitchen, creating a grand room for your home.

Grand Traditional Kitchen

Natural Stone Countertops

Cambria Countertops

 

Classic Stains and Colors:

Stay with the classics which in this case are your neutrals. Having a neutral/monochromatic pallet can make the small details in your kitchen really stand out! If you must add color, rich blues and greens are common colors homeowners use to add a little pop!

Monochromatic Kitchen

Blue Kitchen Island

Custom Hoods:

Custom hoods are a great way to add a focal point to your kitchen. If you want to add an ornate feature, but want to skip out on all of the additional woodwork in your kitchen, having one grand hood is a great feature to add to still achieve the traditional look.

Custom Kitchen Hood

 

Glass Paneling:

Since all the detailed woodwork can bring heaviness to the kitchen, adding glass panels to your cabinetry can bring in additional light and air to break up the boldness of wood. Having windows behind your cabinets are also a great way to bring in extra light.

Glass Cabinets

 

Decorative Lighting:

Lighting is the jewelry of your home! Add a little bling with decorative lights to complete your traditional design.

Traditional Kitchen Lighting

 

There are many different kitchen styles you can choose for your home. Traditional is one of our favorites, and will always be a classic choice for years to come. Stay tuned for more design guides on your favorite styles.

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