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New Kitchen Design Guide: Styles

Posted on: July 23, 2012

Styles of Kitchens

If you want a new kitchen design but don’t know where to start and what kind of style you want, look no further! Here you’ll find a quick overview of the different styles of kitchens so you can get a better idea of what best suits your lifestyle and needs.

Different Kitchen Styles

There are a few different styles of kitchens to choose from – it depends on your needs, lifestyle and personal tastes. Keep in mind, though, if you’re remodeling your kitchen, you need to make sure your new kitchen design takes the overall style of your home into consideration. For instance, if you have a very traditional style home with traditional décor, a contemporary kitchen may seem out of place. Your options are:

Traditional: Traditional kitchens are the types of kitchens you see in a lot of home and design magazines. With their classic beauty and elegance, traditional style kitchens appeal to many homeowners. However, they make the most sense to those who have people over a lot and enjoy cooking large meals and spending a lot of time in the kitchen.

Traditional Style Kitchen

Contemporary: These types of kitchens are modern and thrive on minimalist designs – the saying “less is more” rings true in contemporary kitchens. They feature stainless steel surfaces and sharp, angular lines.

Contemporary Kitchen Style

Transitional: Transitional kitchens, like the name sounds, are a mix between traditional and contemporary. With a transitional style kitchen, you get the best of both worlds! Many kitchens nowadays are transitional, at least to some extent.

Transitional Style Kitchen

Country: There are a few different types of country kitchens. Classic country kitchens can be classified as a variation of traditional style kitchens. They are traditional in nature, with many of the same features as classic traditional kitchens. Country cottage kitchens have a more distinct “country” look and have things like pedestal sinks, blue and white checkered curtains, etc.

Country Kitchen Design

Rustic: Rustic kitchens can be thought of as a type of country kitchen, but they are more unique and have a distinct look. These styles of kitchens resemble a log cabin or a ski chalet, and they exude woodsy charm and warmth.

Rustic Kitchen Style

European: This covers a lot! There are a few different European style kitchens. Tuscan is one of the most popular and is similar to rustic style in its earthy colors and woodsy nature. Spanish style kitchens are also popular.

European Tuscan Style Kitchen

Asian: Asian style kitchens tend to be minimalist and simple. Though not as ornate as European style kitchens, they are beautiful in their own way. You can find a lot of bamboo, simple plants, low tables and dark colors in Asian style kitchens.

Asian Kitchen Style

These are the main styles of kitchens (and there are many variations, like Tuscan, Shaker style, etc.), but there is always the cabinetry to consider – more on that next time!

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