November 14th, 2016 5:36pm
Your kitchen is the hub of your home. The decorative style that you choose here will resonate throughout the rest of the house. One of the most popular kitchen styles is traditional. Traditional homes and kitchens are formal and elegant, yet often full of a warmth and timelessness that appeals no matter the current trends.
Of course, traditional decorative styles can encompass a wide variety of sub-categories. This may include Italianate, Edwardian, Georgian, and Victorian -- designs from American and European homes in the 18th, 19th and early 20th century.
Certain design elements, when combined, contribute to an undeniable traditional style. This may include:
In order to help you start planning your traditional kitchen remodel, here are a few successful examples that we've seen.
For this first idea, you're going to see white cabinets, with a very dark mahogany island, chairs, and a cherry wood floor. Ornate crown moulding draws the eyes upwards and the counters feature a dark granite top. In order to balance the dark shades of countertop and wood, use this idea for a sun-drenched kitchen or an open floor plan.
This traditional design plan features a very ornate kitchen. Literally everywhere you look you'll see patterns and textures. It all starts with cherry wood cabinets that have etched front panels. The white floor is set with tile, surrounding a tan and gold marble island top.
The island's countertop tones are echoed in an eye-catching backsplash. Made from mixed cream and tan tiles, this backsplash goes up a quarter of the wall, and is topped by a stone lip. Above this break, cream and tan bricks line the wall up to a ceiling decked with recessed lighting.
What says traditional better than wood? From the honey stained pine wood flooring to white painted cabinets to rough-hewn wooden panels on the ceiling, traditional kitchen decor allows you to mix and match grains and stains to create an atmosphere of warmth and comfort.
Most traditional kitchens eschew the use of stainless steel, or even more modern granite patterns. Usually, these materials are meant for modern or transitional decor. However, thoughtfully done, a traditional kitchen with modern features mixes the best of both worlds. This decor plan has all-white cabinetry with a few glass panel fronts. Charcoal granite flooring matches charcoal granite counters above.
However, the balance of the decor tips back towards traditional with a woodblock topped island. White subway tiles provide the backsplash and stainless steel appliances complete the picture.
If you're ready to dive headlong into the world of traditional decor, research some Old World kitchen ideas. Consider complex tile work, mixing and matching different shades and shapes. A mahogany island in the middle of the kitchen is topped by a cool green marble top. The cabinets are a creamy white distressed with a dark wood glazed counter.
If you really want a traditional focal point, consider your ceiling. Vaulted ceilings with recessed alcoves and thoughtful millwork or exposed timbers give the impression of a busy baking hub under a thriving villa.
Ready to create your own traditional kitchen remodel plan? Here at Kitchens by Good Guys, we offer in-house design services to help you. Browse our portfolio for more ideas, or give us a call today.
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