Kitchen Styles

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When you take the first steps in your kitchen project, you want to make sure you have an idea of the style kitchen you want.

There are many styles to choose from, but here at Showcase, we are big fans of Modern, TraditionalContemporary and Transitional kitchens. As you can see, there are a multitude of ways each style can be utilized, depending on the kitchen. It is important to not only decide what is aethetically pleasing, but also what style fits with the rest of your home and allows for the most optimal use of space. 

A few years ago, Sheila Schmitz and the team at Houzz put together a list describing 12 kitchen styles. We have provided the descriptions for our favorite styles, but feel free to browse the enitre article here.

For more information, take a look at the descriptions for each of these fantastic styles below, and check out what we have to offer in the ‘portfolios’ section of our website.

Modern kitchens. Definitions of "modern" vary widely, but when we think of modern kitchen designs, we often think of frameless cabinets, sleek and simple hardware, strong horizontal lines and a lack of ornamentation, with the natural beauty of the materials shining through.

Traditional kitchens. Traditional kitchens are defined by their details, which can include arches, decorative moldings and corbels, raised-panel cabinets, a mix of antique finishes and furniture-like turned legs — even a chandelier. Whether they have a classic American or old-world flavor, they still carry the stamp of their owners' personal style.

Contemporary kitchens. Contemporary kitchens can be very sleek, but while a purely modern kitchen often celebrates structure and grid, a contemporary kitchen is often more playful in form and finishes, including elements of other styles and creating its own reflection of the times.

Transitional kitchens. Think of a transitional kitchen as the great moderator. With the warmth and welcome of traditional design and the clean, simple lines of contemporary style, transitional spaces project balance and harmony. Because they offer a great deal of flexibility, they're a great choice for homeowners whose taste spans the two.

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