Are you looking for kitchen design ideas? Since the kitchen has become the hub of the modern home, it is important that your kitchen design results in a meaningful space for your family. The essence of the perfect kitchen design for your needs is one that works best for you. Building your dream kitchen starts with the style. Would you like a traditional, modern, transitional, eclectic, cottage, craftsman, or Mediterranean style kitchen, or something else? No matter what you choose, the master design plan will encompass various carefully selected elements of your dream kitchen.

Common Kitchen Design Styles

Do not be concerned about being pigeonholed into one style as kitchens often have a mix of different style elements that meld well together. If you are unsure of the elements of different kitchen design styles, here is a brief summary of the various styles that are currently most popular with homeowners.

The Traditional Classic Kitchen—White or cream cabinetry and simple details like legs on islands and crown moldings are elements of the unfussy, classic kitchen. Minor details, timeless features, and the neutral color palette of classic kitchens are neither ornate nor impersonal. Such kitchens can suit a wide variety of preferences and budgets.

Transitional Kitchens—Transitional kitchens mix the modern and traditional in a balanced way.

Modern or Contemporary Style—The modern design style reflects elements from the early- to mid-20th century era. Contemporary kitchen style reflects what is most current and of the moment right now.

Eclectic Style—Eclectic kitchens mix different elements, such as vintage, Asian, bohemian, etc., in a very personal way.

Cottage Style—This style is a cozy and airy style with the characteristic beadboard-grooved paneling style and other features.

The Craftsman Kitchen—This style focuses on natural materials and the use of rich woods. It harks back to the early 20th century and is comfortable rather than utilitarian.

Mediterranean Style—The Mediterranean kitchen evokes the Mediterranean setting.

Other Elements of Kitchen Design

The materials, fixture, and finish selections you make will contribute to building the kitchen that matches your personal taste and lifestyle needs. Modern appliances offer more flexibility and a more efficient workspace with more storage room. In fact, if you have the room, you may want to consider a pantry for additional storage capacity.

Consider the context of the adjacent spaces and the home’s other public spaces in deciding the kitchen design style for your remodeled kitchen. At the same time, the work area should facilitate efficient movement from the fridge to the sink to the stove with ample room for preparation surfaces that coordinate with the main cooking section. The kitchen has become a multipurpose room.

So, when you consider kitchen design styles and related elements of your kitchen, do not be timid. Go the extra mile to transform a space that was once more utilitarian into a multipurpose space that is both functional and enjoyable. The kitchen design experts at Mountaineer Kitchens & Baths of Martinsburg, WV, a division of ALIO Home Improvements, are waiting to help you create your dream kitchen.


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