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What's Your Kitchen Style?

Knowing what you want to change in your kitchen, and knowing how to change it, are two very different things. We’ve put together a short guide to help you find your style.

Transitional Kitchen:
Transitional kitchens are the most popular style these days. This style incorporates traditional and contemporary elements, offering the best of yesterday and today. 

Most homeowners are drawn to this style because there are no real "rules" to follow. Most of us probably find it difficult to lock onto one specific style or theme, and that’s where transitional kitchens have so much appeal. They will be beautiful and stylish for a very long time.

Traditional Kitchen:
Traditional styles include very elegant and classic elements like molding, natural stone, arches, and other beautiful elements. 

Cabinetry typically will have a flush inset or framed cabinets; antiqued finishes, recycled or up-cycled elements also work great with this style. 

Traditional styles have more design “rules” than transitional kitchens; however, there are a lot of creative combinations that can be used to produce a comfortable and stunning space.



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Industrial Kitchen:
Industrial styles work best in urban areas like lofts, where there are certain existing elements. Industrial is a very fun design style, but it’s definitely a commitment.

Unlike traditional and transitional design styles, Industrial is a fairly specific look and feel. Industrial styles are inspired by abandoned warehouses, old farmhouses, and turn-of-the-century buildings. In many cases, this style works best in spaces that have been repurposed into living spaces. However, by incorporating a few key design elements you can create this look in any home.

By including things like wood or concrete floors, and exposed beams or pipes, you can use décor to create this look. Distressed wood, antiqued-finished fixtures, and quartz countertops can all come together to create a fun and interesting space.


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Farmhouse Kitchen:
This is a broad style that encompasses shabby chic, French country, cottage styles, and more. It borrows a lot of elements from traditional kitchens like inset cabinetry, and you’ll even find some elements of industrial in it.

The idea here is that unlike traditional kitchens, you have more room to explore. Farmhouse is all about creating a homey, cozy feel. You will see open shelving, wide sinks, some rustic elements, and lots of vintage.

Mid-Century Modern Kitchen:
Mid-Century Modern kitchens borrow their design elements from the 1950s and 60s. This style is perfect for you if you like clean lines, sleek finishes, and a streamlined space. You’ll see contrast, geometric shapes, and lots of natural elements like wood, steel, or even concrete.

This minimalist style focuses on functionality over décor, and works for homeowners who don’t like a lot of clutter.

When you work with a DreamMaker designer, the process of creating the perfect kitchen is much simpler. Schedule a conversation with one of our talented designers today and discover your kitchen style! Call 734-669-4000 or email us, info@dm-remodel.com.


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Shannon Janeczek

Shannon is the Marketing Manager for DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen Ann Arbor. If you'd like to contact us with a guest blog post, or a remodeling story, just email her at marketing@dm-remodel.com.

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