Have you ever had a conversation with someone and they start talking about the different styles of kitchens they like?
This is an important question to consider yourself if you are looking into changing the existing kitchen space that you have. Kitchens these days come in a wide variety of shapes and colors and materials and educating yourself about them can make for a more satisfying outcome in your renovation project.
So, as a general overview, here is a list of a few of the most popular styles on the market today.
Traditional styled kitchens tend to be more ornamental and have more fine details associated with them. They incorporate soft muted neutral colors like creams, warm golds, taupes, and greens. Kitchen cabinets that are considered traditional will often have embellishments on them, cabinet doors will have trim, and you’ll see lots of decorative ornaments on flat surfaces, as well as crown molding at the top of the cabinets.
This Antique White kitchen pictured below is a perfect example of timeless design details in a creamy white finish. Unlike color tones and wood stains that can shift with fashion tides, a well-designed off-white kitchen will never look dated.
Furniture chosen for traditional styled kitchens will be larger in scale and upholstered in fabrics that have lots of pattern, like stripes, geometric shapes, or scenes of nature on them. Other materials used to create the traditional look will typically be natural materials like wood flooring, and stone counter tops that have a more natural or irregular shape.
Everything in traditional styled kitchens down to the cabinet hardware will have a more organic shape and feel.
Modern styled kitchens are the exact opposite of traditional styled kitchens. Modern kitchens are less decorative than traditional kitchens. Modern kitchens are all about the pure form of the design. Cabinetry tends to be sleek in styling, with clean, strong horizontal lines, and simple hardware. True modern kitchen cabinet door styles will have a flat panel with no trim or decorative elements on it. Furniture chosen for the room, just like the cabinets, will be sleek in styling with no ornamentation.
Below, a beautiful and simple Espresso Kitchen. Second only to white in terms of popularity, espresso kitchen cabinets are a beautiful, elegant deep dark brown that pairs well with classic whites and creams, cool blues and greens, and bold contemporary reds, silvers and blacks.
Cabinet hardware will usually be integrated into the design of the cabinets, but you will also see flat linear pulls as well as tubular pulls that span the length of doors and drawers.
Just like a modern kitchen, contemporary styled kitchens can be very sleek in terms of design, but what sets the two styles apart is contemporary kitchens use of new trends, materials, and technology. Contemporary kitchens tend to push the boundaries in terms of what’s new, hip and happening now. You’ll see lots of cutting edge technology in appliances, mixed use of materials on counter tops, walls, and floors, and numerous layers of materials, patterns and textures.
Below, a stunning example of a contemporary kitchen in an acrylic finish. Not only are contemporary kitchens beautiful, they are designed to be user-friendly and functional for the whole family.
Got tile for a backsplash? Why run it horizontally when it might be more interesting to run it vertically. The whole idea and thinking with contemporary kitchens is finding new and innovative methods to use existing and new materials in different ways.
Regardless of the kitchen design style that you prefer, it all starts with the choice of kitchen cabinetry. If you are in the process of considering a remodel, Cabinets Express Canada, has just launched its online cabinetry order website and features all of the styles above and so much more.
Cabinets can be ordered directly to your door for DIY projects, or they also feature a team of pros to assist with full installation and assistance for your complete kitchen remodel. Prices are 50-70% less than big box stores with superior quality.
About Cabinets Express Canada
Cabinets Express Canada specializes in ready to assemble cabinetry, counter tops, vanities, vanity tops, plus all other products and services to complete your kitchen or bath renovation project. We believe that having your dream space is achievable for much less.
With a variety of choices to satisfy every remodeling budget and with our easy to use online tools, we strive to achieve customer satisfaction and make the remodeling experience stress free and enjoyable to homeowners and trade professionals.
Cabinets Express Canada and Twoday’s Kitchen and Bath are located in the Niagara Region and are a division of 310 Bath Inc which has been providing quality on budget renovation solutions for over 25 years.