The transitional styled kitchen is a perfect mix of traditional and contemporary design. Mixing both the warm, welcoming feeling from a traditional design with the clean, simple lines of a contemporary design. Here are some ways to identify one of the popular kitchen styles  – the transitional kitchen:

Transitional Kitchen Elements


[Transitional Kitchen by Greenwich Kitchen & Bath Designers John Johnstone]

CABINETS: Crisp cabinetry with simple paneled doors and sleek hardware. Transitional cabinets usually have simple, straight-lined, silver, or black, handles.

[Transitional Kitchen by Lakeville Home Builders Robert Thomas Homes]

COUNTERTOPS & FLOORING: Natural surfaces such as granite, marble, limestone, and other natural countertop and flooring materials. These materials are versatile enough to fit into the transitional and contemporary categories. One thing to note is that these natural surfaces must be clean of elaborate edge treatments

[Transitional Kitchen by Portland Architects & Building Designers Howells Architecture + Design, LLC]

CABINETRY: Backsplashes, flooring, or any other tile should feature classic tumbled tiles that are laid in a straight grid rather than a basket weave pattern.

[Transitional Kitchen by Richmond Interior Designers & Decorators The Spotted Frog Designs]

ACCENTS & ROOM ACCESSORIES: Any accents or kitchen accessories should be minimal to avoid a cluttered appearance. Patterns and graphics should also be kept simple and clean.

[Transitional Kitchen by Austin Kitchen & Bath Remodelers Capitol Design, LLC]

APPLIANCES: Because transitional kitchens include natural surfaces, the contrast between stainless steel appliances and natural features is an important part of this style.

[Transitional Kitchen by Minneapolis Interior Designers & Decorators Bria Hammel Interiors]

TEXTURES: Kitchens should contain lots of textures, which still maintaining a sleek, clean look.

[Transitional Kitchen by Glen Ellyn Kitchen & Bath Designers Drury Design]

EMBELLISHMENTS: And lastly, a transitional kitchen should include a touch of embellishment allowing for a hint of decorative ornamentation. Embellishment can be shown through the millwork, corbels, windows, furnishing and more, creating a bridge between a fancy and plain kitchen.


Call us today to learn how you can transform your kitchen into the kitchen of your dreams!

Learn more about other popular kitchen styles:

Modern   |   Contemporary   |   Transitional   |   Traditional   |   Cottage   |   Tuscan