25 Nov Elements of a Transitional Kitchen
A transitional kitchen design incorporates traditional, contemporary and modern styles. As they offer a great deal of flexibility from the warmth of traditional style and the simple lines of contemporary design, transitional kitchens are a great choice for homeowners with different tastes who can’t compromise on one particular style. Here we have compiled a list of elements that you will find in a transitional kitchen.
Natural and Manufactured Materials
Mixing organic and man-made materials is the foundation of a transitional design. A transitional kitchen often features wood, steel, glass, marble or stone materials in the same areas. A combination of natural textures and manufactured materials in a transitional kitchen will help balance the design from traditional to modern.
Streamlined Cabinetry and Tiles
Transitional kitchens generally have a streamlined silhouette with crisp cabinetry and traditional smooth-running tiles. Tiles can be classic and stacked in a grid rather than in a basket weave pattern. Cabinetry tends to stay low key and simple, made out of wood as opposed to glass or lacquer with sleek panelled doors and hardware.
A sophisticated and timeless look can be created by keeping to a neutral palette when designing your transitional kitchen. Layer neutral colours in various shades for a monochrome feel while still incorporating the warmth of a traditional kitchen.
While transitional kitchens are generally neutral coloured that doesn’t mean they should be boring. Explore many textures, from polished tile surfaces for your kitchen splashback to stone kitchen bench tops to add visual interest in your transitional kitchen.
A Touch of Decoration
The great thing about a transitional kitchen is that you can enhance your kitchen by adding decorative detailing. Ensure to keep patterns simple but graphic to add a touch of your personal style, while staying subtle to avoid your kitchen looking too traditional.
Blending Old and New
As the basis of a transitional kitchen, incorporating aesthetic elements of the past and present will produce a fresh and new kitchen. The flexibility of a transitional kitchen allows you to express your true design style.
By considering these simple features when designing or renovating your kitchen, you can encompass the transitional kitchen style of a combination of old and new design. Here at Harrington Kitchens our experienced designers understand you and your family’s style and needs to create the best kitchen solution for you.
Harrington Kitchens offers a wide variety of kitchen designs and styles including:
- French Provincial Kitchens
- Modern Kitchens
- Classic Kitchens
- Laminate Kitchens
- Timber Kitchens
- Polyurethane Kitchens
- Country Kitchens
- Outdoor Kitchens
For more information on our various kitchen designs, please visit our Gallery. Our Gallery brings together a selection of our custom kitchen designs ranging from traditional to contemporary kitchens. Each kitchen style has the flexibility to work in any home environment and can be designed to suit all tastes and budgets.
The entire Harrington Kitchens team is focused on designing kitchens that utilise premium materials and offer each and every customer the highest level of service. Harrington Kitchens partners with the best quality kitchen suppliers within the kitchen manufacturing industry and employs experienced and professional tradesmen to ensure the longevity of your custom designed kitchen.
For a free quote and free design consultation please contact us at Harrington Kitchens on (02) 4647 4474 or submit an online enquiry, alternatively you are welcome to visit the Harrington Kitchens Showroom at 12 Graham Hill Road Narellan NSW or 5 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong NSW.
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