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Creating the Transitional Style in Your Kitchen Design

How exactly does one define a transitional style for a Fairfax County kitchen design? Simply put, this style blends the comfort and magnificence of traditional style kitchens with the streamlined elegance of contemporary kitchen design. The result achieves a balance of the two, lending the name to the transitional phase between these two sought-after styles. Many homeowners want to create the transitional style for their Fairfax County kitchen design. Still, they can get confused about how to bring design elements together without looking disjointed or out of place. To help, check out these essential tips to bring together a transitional style kitchen design for your Fairfax County kitchen, and call Signature Kitchens, Additions, and Baths to learn more!


How exactly does one define a transitional style for a Fairfax County kitchen design? Simply put, this style blends the comfort and magnificence of traditional style kitchens with the streamlined elegance of contemporary kitchen design.

Streamlined Cabinet Style

For your Fairfax County kitchen design, keep the cabinet style simple and streamlined. Most often, we see low-profiled cabinet doors that don’t use rounded accents or detailed carvings. We do, however, see the occasional use of glass-front cabinet doors and even open shelves. Shaker-style cabinets are widely used in transitional kitchen designs; their no-frills design suits contemporary tastes, while the signature raised-border design adds enough character without being ornate.

Bright and Warm Hardware

When it comes to selecting hardware for a transitional kitchen, the idea persists that one should choose an understated design and shape. You can add some contemporary flair by choosing hardware that comes in a bright and warm hue, such as brass or gold. These work well as cabinet handles and drawer pulls, and as a sink faucet. Brass and gold metal finishes add some cheery warmth and glamour to a Fairfax County kitchen design. It’s perfectly fine to mix and match the warm-toned metals with silver hardware and stainless steel appliances in a transitional kitchen.

White and Gray Color Scheme

Most transitional kitchens utilize a white color palette, sometimes with gray thrown into the mix. White kitchens are timeless and minimal but can be dressed up by variations in textures and other design accents. This lends the comforting color to being used for both traditional and contemporary styles. Other neutral tones like taupe and beige can also be used in transitional kitchens. Some homeowners like to use dark-toned wood and even subdued shades of blue or green to add some contrast and color to an otherwise very sophisticated but serious color scheme.

Call Signature Kitchens Additions & Baths

If you’re ready to remodel your Fairfax County home, call Signature Kitchens Additions & Baths. As a premier kitchen remodeling contractor, we are proud to serve Washington DC, Rockville, Arlington, Alexandria and beyond. Nothing rejuvenates a house like a stunning kitchen design. Visit our website to view a long list of positive client reviews, and scroll through pictures of our favorite projects! Schedule a consultation on our website, or give us a call at 301-251-1880.

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