Traditional style design is aimed to make you feel like you are at home. Thick, bulkier textured woods with paneled doors, crown moulding, and ornate attention to detail are a staple in traditional style kitchens. Traditional style utilizes natural materials and embraces any imperfections found in the wood. The attention to detail is what sets traditional style cabinets apart. Some styles may include glass fronts that can add depth to an already small kitchen, raised panel doors with beaded design, or anything that adds ornate texture to your room. Traditional styling will include all different types of wood and darker colors that add to its old-world style, homey feel.
Modern style cabinets are going to be simple yet effective. Unlike the bulky wood look of traditional cabinets, the modern style is tidy and sleek. Flat or Euro style doors are going to be a staple in modern styling because of the simple frameless look of the door. No decorative inserts or custom beading, just consistency in its accents and patterns. Everything has its place in a modern style kitchen, no glass doors to expose what’s inside or open shelving to put accents on display. Modern style is neat and tidy and often incorporates horizontal lines, relying on the natural characteristics of the wood. Although wood can be used in a modern context, most modern cabinets will be made from combination material such as laminate, which can offer a lighter feel.
Transitional styling is a fairly new craze in design style, it is the mixing of two styles in one place. Similar to classic in its flexibility, transitional style design incorporates neutral palates with textural elements such as natural materials, wood or granite. These kitchens may include elements like a stainless-steel hood with wood cabinets and a subway tile back splash. Transitional design is not scattered with accessories or accents, instead lightly adorned with specific accessories to make a small statement that won’t confuse the eye. By seamlessly incorporating modern and traditional or contemporary and classic, any homeowner can create a transitional style for their home.
Contemporary style cabinets push the boundaries of what we know, incorporating old materials in a new way. Contemporary kitchens exude personality by mixing shapes, materials, and scale. Design options might include multiple types of wood or stone and is layered with pattern and texture. Concrete or quartz countertops, mosaic backsplashes, and cutting-edge appliances are all staples in contemporary design. Up-to-date accessories and appliances, like pop-up outlets, pull-out storage, and dramatic lighting all help contribute to the design of a contemporary style kitchen.
Classic style is minimalist. A neutral palate with simple accessories and modest details. Classic style is fresh and clean; white shaker doors are a staple in classic styling because of their flexibility. Flexibility to fit any design style in any home. Classic style is the base with which a homeowner can add accessories, an ornate modern chandelier or industrial barstool can take your kitchen from a minimalistic classic look to a classic modern masterpiece.