Transitional kitchens feature modern aspects, while incorporating the warmth of a traditional style.
In fact, the transitional style lends itself well to a sense of playfulness; it gives people a chance to put their own personality into the kitchen. “You can switch it up with different, cool little items, like a chalkboard,” said Kraushaar. “The best thing about the transitional style is that there are no rules. It’s more eclectic. It gives them the ability to express their personality more.” The style is a great choice for renovations because you're able to keep some of the elements, Kraushaar says. The style works well with the open concept trend, blending more comfortably with mixed use spaces. New houses often include open concept kitchen/living spaces, and Kraushaar says in renovating old houses, people are ripping down walls to get the same look. “The transitional kitchen blends better with the rest of the house,” she said. Kraushaar suggests doing your research before moving forward with a design plan. “Look at a lot of pictures, and go to showhomes before you start doing anything,” she said.
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You might be surprised by what you find: • a bright backsplash that covers an entire wall • cupboards that mimic the detailed traditional style but use more geometric patterns • eye-catching drop lighting fixtures • a monochromatic colour palette warmed up with bright artwork • chairs and stools in a rainbow of colours, like blue, red, orange and green • traditional-style chairs set at a contemporary island • minimalistic chairs set at an island with traditional sensibilities. The end result is unique in every case because transitional is all about personal preferences and choices. The popularity of the style stems from its versatility. It gives you the flexibility to choose your favourite aspects of both contemporary and classic looks, creating an aesthetic that – if not minimalistic – is still current and fresh. n