A home’s kitchen is the perfect place to express the style of those who occupy it. Often described as the ‘heart of the home’, the kitchen is where guests meet, families eat, and friends gather. Remodeling a fixer-upper, renovating, or planning your dream kitchen gives you the perfect chance to reinvent your kitchen style.
The farmhouse is taking the world by storm. Characterized by its open, warm and airy design, here you will find organic fibers, metals, unfinished woods, and white ceramics. Common cabinetry styles tend to be shaker and beadboard in muted colors to complement vintage free-standing cabinets and hutches.
A modern kitchen is sleek, clean, and clutter free. They often feature a linear layout, simple lines, and lack of ornamentation. The most common cabinet style is a flat panel in MDF, wood, steel or acrylic.
Similar to a farmhouse kitchen, a cottage kitchen is cozy, vintage, and organic. Cottage kitchens are characterized by soft textures, pops of muted colors like yellow and green, and open shelving. As is the tradition, skirted cabinets, beadboard and framed flat panel are common.
The most common kitchen style in the late 1900’s and early 2000s, traditional homes are known for their embellishments. With features like crown molding, decorative hardware, and corbels, a traditional kitchen has a rich look. Raised panel and cathedral cabinets in natural woods and colors fit right in. Other traditional kitchen staples are granite, simple backsplashes and custom range hoods.
Inspired by our friends who border the Mediterranean Sea, these kitchens have an elegant patina, handmade and hand painted ceramic accessories, and romantic lighting. Mediterranean kitchens tend to stick to deep colored wood, raised panel cabinetry, hand-painted back splashes, and classic hardware.
HGTV.com describes a contemporary kitchens as, “where function meets family friendliness”. We also like to say, it is between traditional and modern – all the cleanliness and sleekness of a modern kitchen, with the warm and inviting atmosphere of a traditional style. A mix of old and new, flat-panel cabinets with hardware and cutting-edge appliances often outfit a contemporary kitchen.
If you are outfitting your fixer-upper, or remodeling your kitchen to fit your perfect style, contact us, we might be able to help!