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What’s Your Style? A Close Look at Traditional Kitchens

When you are considering remodeling your kitchen, you likely have a style in mind—even if you don’t know what the style is called. Kitchens can range from traditional to industrial to farmhouse to contemporary—and there is even a difference between rustic farmhouse and modern farmhouse. Whatever you call it, your kitchen will end up with a style, and the cabinetry, countertop material, colors, and finishes all contribute. A well-designed kitchen considers how all of these elements work together—the better they work into a coordinated style, the more likely your new kitchen is to “wow.”

Today, we will take a look at what makes a kitchen “Traditional.”

What is traditional style?

Traditional kitchens are warm and classic, with ornamental touches in a style that is meant to last. Cabinetry is often topped with crown molding, and instead of a shaker style, panels and glass front doors are featured. The decorative embellishments give the kitchen a layered look. Warmth is added with neutral colors like creams and grays, often with antique or glazed finishes.

What will you see in traditional kitchens?

  • Decorative elements, like crown molding, wainscoting, and raised-panel cabinetry
  • Warm neutral colors, like creams, whites, and grays
  • Glass doors on cabinetry



What words describe a traditional kitchen?

  • Embellished
  • Layered
  • Classic


What goes with the style?

Often, traditional kitchens feature a more simple backsplash, since the rest of the kitchen features adornments. Lighting is often a little more ornate, and both lighting and faucets often have interesting shape and movement. Granite and Quartz countertops complete the rich look.

Photos feature an amazing traditional kitchen remodel we recently completed in Geneva. Learn more about this kitchen and check out a before and after!

This article is part of our “What’s Your Style?” series. In this series, Seigle’s takes a closer look at the various trending styles, and help you give a name to your vision. Not only will this help you end up with the kitchen you are dreaming of, but it will help you get there faster. Knowing your desired style narrows your choices, making the process of selections far less overwhelming. This way, when you are deciding on cabinets, styles, finishes, and more, your search can be limited to elements that will line up with the kitchen of your dreams.

More from the series:

Modern Farmhouse Kitchens

Rustic Farmhouse Kitchens

Contemporary Kitchens

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