Finding a kitchen design that strikes a perfect balance between a traditional and modern aesthetic is a common design conundrum for many homeowners. In earlier times, kitchens were used solely for the purpose of cooking food, but in modern times, the purpose has expanded. Now, instead of just being a room for preparing meals, the kitchen also serves as a lounge area, dining area and mini-bar. That’s where a transitional kitchen design comes in. It is the combination of two styles, traditional and modern, creating a new style all its own. Want to build one? Here are helpful kitchen remodeling tips from JLR Home Renovation to achieve this design:
Mix Natural and Manufactured Materials
This is perhaps the cornerstone of this design. Transitional kitchens often feature a mix of steel, wood, glass and stone or marble all in the same space. You can play with these materials to create a harmonious theme that is both modern and homey.
Lots of Texture
A transitional design may be limited to a more neutral palette, but that doesn’t mean the space has to be boring. Use different textures, whether polished or rough, to create a more interesting visual appeal. Don’t forget the natural lighting of the kitchen too as this plays a key role in deciding what the focal points will be. Look at your windows and if they are not bringing in sufficient light, then you could consider replacement windows.
Transitional kitchens showcase neat and sleek cabinet designs as opposed to intricate carving and or elaborate hardware. A streamlined design suggests a minimalist feel, but the choice of material will will balance the modern effect and add a touch of warmth. This concept helps create a laid-back but uncluttered ambiance.
Ready to get started on your kitchen redesign? Talk to JLR Home Renovation today. We are the go-to remodeling experts for both internal and external areas of your home, such as kitchen, bathroom, siding and doors. Call us now at (717) 306-9555 to get started with a FREE estimate. We serve residents in different areas of Pennsylvania, including Palmyra, Elizabethtown and Mount Joy, PA.