You’ve decided it’s time to remodel your kitchen, and the only thing you know is that you don’t want the outdated style you have today. You’ve looked at HOUZZ or your remodeling contractor’s website but can’t quite define the style you’re looking for. There are many options when it comes to choosing the elements in your new kitchen. If you are looking to understand what the style you think you want looks like, here are some of the most common kitchen remodeling styles and what they include.
Maybe you’re thinking that anything will look modern compared to what you have now, but a modern kitchen has a definition. It’s characterized by sleek lines and luxury. You’ll find most modern style kitchens have highly polished cabinetry, quartz countertops and little clutter or décor.
A step back from modern, a contemporary kitchen includes a balance of traditional and modern elements. The countertops, sink and lighting may lean to the more modern and cleaner but the cabinetry, flooring and seating are traditional and warm.
Many traditional kitchens have cabinets with glass fronts, or are an older style like Shaker. Traditional kitchens include color and warm touches in period or personal décor. Countertops can be any modern stone or even wood block.
Country Cottage or Farmhouse
Although these are really two different styles, they include many of the same elements including the popular farmhouse sink. You can choose lots of color in either. Cabinetry can be painted or natural wood, but should be a traditional style.
Mediterranean or French Country
Rich and warm tones define both of these styles. Copper is a popular element to work into the design in the backsplash or light fixtures. You may also want a glazed cabinet for that soft and time-worn look perfect for creating the feel of a vacation home.
This is popular for people who have a home on the beach or just wish they did. White cabinets, tile flooring and colors reflective of the sea are elements to include in a coastal kitchen in your home. Keep the seating area casual just like you’d find at a beach house.
Dark woods with intricate detailing for the cabinets are a sure sign of an old-world kitchen. Consider a furniture style cabinet or open shelving. Historical style light fixtures and dark faucets can bring this style together.
Your NARI kitchen remodeling company can help you bring your perfect kitchen from vision to reality. Find yours today and get started on your dream kitchen.