As a homeowner, you may find that you like certain aspects of designs but not others – and that’s ok. Bringing together different parts of modern and transitional designs can give your Oakville home a very unique and custom feel. It’s important to make sure you have a kitchen you love and will enjoy cooking in, and it has to be functional for you. If you’re looking to bring some modern pieces into your kitchen while keeping it cozy and transitional, here are a few things to consider.
When it comes to renovating your kitchen, you will need to consider what you want the finished space to look like. If you’re considering blending transitional and modern styles for your kitchen, it’s recommended you pick one style (that is your preferred style) to be the more dominant one and then choose accents in the other style to give a much more balanced look.
Modern design is often much more simple, with clean lines and low maintenance. Transitional design is often thought to be much more cozy, comfortable and welcoming. Your style might depend a lot on your kitchen layout, such as one wall, two wall, L-Shaped and U-Shaped designs.
In many older kitchens, you’ll likely find that the cabinets don’t go all the way to the ceiling, and you have that empty, unusable space there. Without having to completely redo the cabinets, you can extend them to the ceiling. Doing this gives your kitchen a more modern look, but you can choose whatever finish you want so you can keep it a little more transitional if you want to. In addition to that, extending them gives you the option to add in more storage.
When you’re looking to renovate your kitchen, the colours can change the feeling of the space, so it’s important to give them a lot of consideration. Finishing your kitchen in a neutral palette and choosing pastel accents can help blend everything together without feeling like the design styles are fighting for attention.
This combination is also timeless, and it can help camouflage any older or worn-out furniture you may have in your kitchen area.
While you may have chosen a more modern look for the big items – like cabinets – it doesn’t mean you can’t have some transitional items in your kitchen.
If you want, choosing hardware that has a brass finish brings contrast and a more transitional look to the space. Additionally, you can put a large, old-fashioned clock on the wall to add to the finished look. These kinds of accents will balance out the space, so it doesn’t look too streamlined, with harsh lines and brings some warmth in.
It’s important that you choose the style and elements of design that will make you happy and will give you a space you want to spend time in when you’re finished with the renovations.
You can incorporate elements from both modern and transitional design into your Oakville kitchen, you don’t have to choose one or the other. Take some time before picking out finishes to make sure everything will blend well together. And finally – enjoy your new kitchen!
If you are planning a kitchen remodel for your Oakville home, we can help. Contact Trends Wood Finishing today to arrange for a consultation and estimate.
*Oakville / Burlington Ontario