5 Great Kitchen Styles
Updated: Jan 30
When it comes to choosing a kitchen style there are hundreds of styles and ideas to choose from, but most people don’t really know what they want until they see it. It is known that it is easier to recognize what style you like by seeing it first, and using it as inspiration for your own kitchen design. While there are multiple styles of kitchens to choose from, according to a 2019 Houzz study 82 percent of renovating home owners say they are changing the style of their kitchen into a farmhouse design. A farmhouse kitchen is usually warm and comforting, but still able to offer functionality. Some aspects unique to the farmhouse style includes open shelves, wide sink, classic flooring, and a big kitchen table.
The farmhouse style isn’t the only great kitchen design out there. There are many other ways to get a kitchen to be just as warm and welcoming. A personal favorite of mine is the rustic kitchen, because not all kitchen remodels have to be modern. The worn and distressed look in this kitchen makes it seem vintage. Having elements like timber, stone, and brick can really make this kitchen feel unique, and the vintage appliances certainly makes it stand out from its rival, the classic white kitchen.
Modern kitchens have been the most popular in recent years, but the exact definition of a modern kitchen can vary widely. Some elements of this type of kitchen includes sleek and simple hardware, frame-less cabinets, strong horizontal lines and a lack of ornaments. The modern kitchen can focus on industrial elements and relies on the natural beauty of the materials. It is a steep contrast when you compare it to the clean lines of modern kitchens.
Contemporary kitchens often get confused with modern kitchens but they are very different. While modern kitchens celebrates structure and grid, a contemporary kitchen is often more playful in form and finishes and you will often times find elements of other styles creating its own unique design. It is artistic in nature but is still able to provide functionality. In contemporary kitchens you can really get a feel for the owners style.
Lastly, another popular style of kitchen is the traditional one. These types of kitchens are defined by their details. These can include arches, decorative molding and corbels (an architectural member that projects from within a wall and supports a weight), raised panel cabinets, a mixture of antique finishes and fixtures, like chandeliers. There is usually a warm and comforting feeling in a traditional kitchen. There are also different types of traditional kitchens, for example they can be a classic american or old world feel.
But no matter what style of kitchen a person has each one is different, and unique to that persons preferences. Next time you find yourself in a kitchen that isn't your own, take in that their kitchen design and you will be able to see just how much their kitchen matches their personality.