Transitional Kitchens: Making Life Easy

May 26, 2014

Transitional, and the livin’ is easy, is what you might want to sing out after having us create and install the easy, breezy transitional cabinetry that fits in with just about every other existing style. If you’re betwixt and between, this could very well be the right cabinetry style for your kitchen makeover. Why transitional? Well, to begin with, the lines are simple yet stylish, it’s progressive without being outlandish, and there are so many designs and finishes from which to choose.

Transitional kitchen cabinetry does not tie you into a fixed mold; you can pair it with contemporary, modern, art deco and other genres. In other words, it can hold it’s own yet work as a part of an eclectic design plan. Unique yet a team player!

How to Define a Transitional Kitchen

Rather than over thinking what defines a transitional kitchen, we’ve outlined a few pointers on what it is and how it might be the design you’ve been looking for: 

  •   What to Avoid. Be wary of too much “frou-frou.” Over embellishing will spill over into another genre, one that you didn’t plan on. Go easy on moldings and millwork because simple can become overdone in a flash.
  •   Think Streamlined. Cabinets (generally wood composition), tile (floor and wall), and other elements that are pared down, qualify for this style.
  •   Countertops au Naturel. Typically, transitional kitchens incorporate nature’s best for its surfaces, such as: granite, limestone, marble and slate.

And while we want to make it clear that over embellishing can quash the right feel of transitional, be aware that going too far in the other direction can create a room that feels cold, barren and void of personality. Transitional definitely needs a light touch to find the proper balance.