Modern vs. Traditional Kitchen Renovations
The kitchen is the heart of any home. Kitchens, like individuals, come in a range of shapes and sizes; not all kitchens are created equal. Your kitchen design says a lot about you as a person because the design that you select should reflect your personality and taste. If you are like most individuals, you are probably overwhelmed by the endless array of kitchen styles out there.
However, you have to determine if a contemporary style is more your cup of tea or if you prefer a more traditional design. Your choice between the two will enable you to pick your style, choices of materials and cabinets, colors, as well as other aspects of your kitchen.
The terms traditional and modern kitchen are used often because most kitchens possess qualities that are one or the other, other than the contemporary design category (which is a blend of modern and traditional). If you are in the process of remodeling your kitchen, it is important to understand the differences between the two popular styles.
Many people prefer the traditional style because only a few can go wrong with the classic look. The traditional style of kitchen utilizes a lot of wood finishes with pale colors and hues that run throughout the space. Aside from brown shades, cream and gray tones are also quite popular coupled with classic patterns and backsplashes.
In a traditional kitchen, the oven is the nucleus of the space, but there is always endless cabinet space for storage. Traditional styles are popular and for good reasons; they never seem to go out of style. When looking for the traditional elements to include, look for interesting components such as intricate wooden cabinet doors, marble countertops, backdrops, and extravagant moldings around a variety of different components.
The terms modern and contemporary are often used to mean the same thing. A modern kitchen is seamless and simple but very effective. A modern kitchen is ideal for that homeowner that enjoys and prefers a sophisticated palate over the old-fashioned fuss of a traditional kitchen. Most modern kitchens have an array of smart appliances and devices that award a contemporary kitchen a sleek and up-to-the-minute interior.
The modern kitchen is not all about cooking, but rather, it is all about creating a social center where people can mingle, learn, and interact. Elements such as overlay cabinet designs, fixture embellishments, and flat panel door styles are common in modern kitchens. Current themes are all about utilizing the space, and they are synonymous with class and clean lines.
Whether you’ve decided on modern, traditional, or contemporary kitchen design for your renovation, be sure to contact Golden Acre Renovations for any of your kitchen renovation questions.