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Transitional Kitchen Design

Okay so, your  a little bit contemporary and a little bit traditional. Maybe, your  a whole lot transitional.

Let’s take all the rules of traditional kitchens and contemporary kitchen design and throw them right out the window.  A transitional kitchen takes the clean lines of contemporary design and blends them with the inviting warmth of traditional stylings.

Essentially, you can create your own style. Transitional sits somewhere in the middle of traditional and contemporary.  Based on your taste it can lean either way. Mixing both styles together can be a really fun way to create your own style. For instance, using a granite countertop in a mate finish and doing a combo of glass and stone on the kitchen backsplash to bring in a little bling. Keeping a minimal uncluttered clean look while using natural colors to achieve a blend of both styles of design.

Mixing colors is a great way to design a transitional kitchen. Doing a white painted perimeter with a stained kitchen island even using two different door styles.

According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) transitional kitchens where the most popular style in 2012. This trend is expected to continue through 2013. Another plus to transitional design is the fact that it lends itself to suit many different styles of houses. If you have a contemporary house or a traditional house you can lean your transitional kitchen in either direction to suit the house.

Whatever your tastes are make your space your own. After all, your the one that has to live with it for many years to come.

ARTICLE AUTHOR: Classic Kitchen & Bath
A family owned and operated home, bath and kitchen design company, serving Long Island & New York city, in our second generation the Boico Design Group’s Classic Kitchen and Bath has been helping homeowners achieve their dreams. From imagination to installation we’re at the heart of your home.