Do you want traditional cabinets with a clean, simple, contemporary flare? Love the style of traditional cabinets but the simplicity of a contemporary look? You’re looking for a “transitional” kitchen.
Transitional kitchens are called this because they are hard to define. They break the rules. They’re not “normal”. Transitional cabinets offer you the freedom to choose what you want and how you want your space to look.This style often combines a functional kitchen space with a sit down dining space, cozy living room or even an outdoor space
Bridging the gap between the time tested traditional look and the ultra-modern contemporary feel, transitional kitchens offer functionality with a bold, updated look. You can skip the dark wood finish and opt for something more bright and airy to give you and your guests the feeling of luxury. Add in an island with bar stools and you’ve got the perfect modern place to entertain. This kitchen style is designed to give you ease of movement between the kitchen and your other living spaces.
Getting the Transitional Look
Feb 24, 2017
Look for things that appeal to your senses. Use “found” items to give your kitchen anunexpected twist. Head to your local thrift store or swap meet to look for one of a kind pieces to incorporate into your space. Remember the chalkboard paint trend? Use chalkboard panels on your fridge or chalkboard tiles for your backsplash to give your family somewhere to leave notes.
Try something new -
Look for materials that are new to you. For example, concrete is no longer only used for floors. You can mix pebbles or stones into concrete to make tiles for your countertop or backsplash. Look for different colors and patterns like blue or green for your countertop instead of the usual black or beige. Mixing these new materials with older furniture or cabinetry provides a transitional look and feel.
Stick with black and white -
Using these colors on your walls and cabinets will make sure you can transition easily and they give you a clean, modern feel. Use furniture and other accents to provide pops of color.
Loose ends -
Think about your whole kitchen and make sure you consider each element and how it will add to your space. For instance, a farmhouse sink that has been repurposed with a more contemporary finish like stainless steel provides a transitional flare. Don’t think you have to break the bank. Its fine to recycle or repurpose items you already have or find elsewhere. Use a repurposed bench with your dining table to provide plenty of seating with a modern look.
When it’s all said and done, you and your family are the ones enjoying the space from day to day. With a transitional design, you can make it what you want!