Kitchen StylesCraig Biles2019-06-26T14:24:16-05:00
Different Custom Kitchen Styles
A good overview of some of the more popular kitchen styles can be found at Houzz.com. We’ve imported the content here or you can visit the site at www.houzz.com
Warm and homey farmhouses anchored a life on the land, and they still offer great functionality and comfort. Their open shelving, wide sinks, classic flooring, and big kitchen table make them easy to work in and easy to love.
Guide: 8 Elements of a Farmhouse Kitchen
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 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 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.
Craftsman style arose in the early 20th century as a reaction to the mass-produced fussiness of the Victorian era. Its rich woods, built-ins, handcrafted tiles and well-made simplicity continue to charm us.
Paris bistro kitchens.
If you long for a sugar-laced café au lait on Rue Monmartre, why not bring a little Parisian style into your house? Intimate kitchen lighting, pretty cookware on display, tile floors and a striped awning ought to do it.
What is classic? The answer is as varied as cooks are. Still, white or cream kitchen cabinets, simple architectural details, and black accents offer a blank slate that homeowners can personalize with contemporary, traditional and eclectic touches as they see fit.
Do you rebel against styles and refuse pigeonholes? It’s your house; you can mix and match for your own distinct kitchen style however you please. The trick: Be a rebel with
a cause. Get ideas for a very personal kitchen, with touches of modern and rustic styles, well-traveled flair, humor, and irreverence.