As I continued to work with more fantastic homeowners last year, I begun to notice another trend emerging in the industry. Honestly, I think my cabinetry manufacturer partners took notice while introducing new finishes and door styles to their collection lines too.
That trend has become more people requesting transitional styled cabinets for their kitchens. Think about your regular Shaker cabinet…except an extra ridge, bevel or small detail within the inner profiles of the door. Other elements and finishes mixed in with Transitional Kitchens are linear cabinet pulls, brass or rose color hardware and lighting fixtures and rustic hints. Horizontal lines are apparent in these kitchens and go hand and hand with the items I just mentioned. Subway tile backsplashes joins the transitional style with rectangular glass or ceramic as in the picture examples. In the appliance world, Champagne bronze and black stainless are being introduced.
The Slab door style was pretty popular last year and put into a few kitchens I remodeled. The Slab door style is exactly how it sounds; it is flat and could be considered contemporary. However, with the traditional countertop and flooring colors it was paired with these kitchens become transitional.
Lastly, I noticed "Rustic". Or Alder which has picked up steam along with rustic grays for cabinetry color and flooring. Luxury vinyl tile is taking off with these looks as they compete with porcelain tile giving the same look. Interested in the transitional style and how it could work for you? Let us know!