Are you stuck in a design dilemma between a traditional and modern style for your kitchen remodel project? Why not bridge the gap and go for a transitional kitchen instead? A transitional kitchen borrows references from both modern and traditional styles and blends them to achieve a welcoming environment that also incorporates classic elements. The challenge is to mix and match both styles to create something fresh and balanced.
Here are three tips from Marcela Montoya Remodeling (MMR) to help you build your transitional kitchen:
1. Create an Interplay of Natural and Manmade Materials
Harmoniously integrate different materials such as wood, steel, stone, marble and glass in the kitchen. For example, you can choose stainless steel appliances to add a modern and industrial touch in a kitchen that has warm wooden floors, veined marble countertops and adorned with the golden glamour of brass accents in knobs and pulls.
Play it up by using a contemporary finish on fixtures with traditional shapes such as a bridge shaped faucet made out of brass.
2. Utilize Simple Cabinetry Styles
Stray away from intricately carved cabinets and curved moldings for your kitchen remodel. Shaker cabinets are a popular choice for transitional kitchens. These cabinets have a flat panel in the middle with a raised flat border at the edges. Commonly made of wood, they showcase geometric, clean lines that balance out the natural material.
3. Use a Neutral Palette
Though you may incorporate some pop of color, transitional kitchens use generally neutral colors of varying shades for that timeless look. For example, white mixed with dark grays provides a sophisticated tuxedo effect. Instead of colors, create visual interest by playing with patterns and shapes such as mosaic backsplashes with a herringbone installation.
Transitional kitchens provide a lot of room for self-expression so feel free to experiment. Just use these design tips as a guide to achieve the perfect harmony when you mix and match different styles.
Excited to get started on your transitional kitchen? Trust only the experts from Marcela Montoya Remodeling for all of your interior design needs. Call us at (954) 210-7111 to get started. We serve clients in Fort Lauderdale, FL.