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Kitchen Styles

Posted on: May 7, 2014


If you’re planning on giving your kitchen a makeover, you have no shortage of options when it comes to the style. From rustic to sleek and modern, there is a kitchen design for every taste. Which one is right for you? It depends on your aesthetic preferences and the rest of your home’s interior (you want the kitchen to be seamless, not stick out like a sore thumb).

So what are your options?

Primary Kitchen Styles

There are three main kitchen styles (and countless more specific styles that are variations of the main ones):


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Traditional kitchens are more classic in style and have many elegant, intricate design features and details. In many traditional style kitchens, you can find:

  • Marble countertops
  • Glass chandeliers
  • Ornate cabinetry (drawer detailing, specialty glass, etc.)
  • Decorative backsplash
  • Crown moulding



Sleek and minimalist, contemporary kitchens thrive on straight lines, sharp corners and simplistic style. These kitchens are modernized by features that include:

  • Contemporary style cabinets
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Frosted glass cabinet doors
  • Modern pendant lights



A transitional kitchen blends the traditional and contemporary styles. This style has gained much popularity over the years and can give you the best of both worlds—classic charm and modern flair. Many transitional kitchens are more traditional and have contemporary touches, such as modern style pendant lights and contemporary style cabinets.

Other Styles

There are also many variations of these three styles, including:

  • Rustic: Rustic style kitchens are a variation of traditional but have woodsy charm. With wrought iron, wood ceiling beams, and butcher block countertops, you can create a rustic space.
  • Country cottage: Another variation of traditional, cozy and charming country cottage style kitchens tend to be bright and airy. Many feature ceramic tiles, colorful curtains or valances, warm tones (pale yellow, sky blue, etc.), and glass cabinetry for displaying dishes and décor.
  • Shaker style: With rustic charm (wood countertops, simple wood cabinets, and neutral tones), shaker style kitchens have a slight bucolic feel but with the more simplistic style of contemporary kitchens.

There are many more options than just these—the sky is the limit when it comes to your custom kitchen design. You can get as creative as you want. Let the Jack Rosen team help you bring your dream kitchen to life. Browse our portfolio and get in touch with us to learn more!

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