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Find Your Kitchen Style!



Classic | Contemporary | Cottage | Eclectic | Farmhouse | Mediterranean
Modern | Rustic | Spanish | Traditional | Transitional | Tropical


Classic


Fans of timeless, no-fuss kitchen design won’t ever go wrong with the elegant simplicity of the classic kitchen style. With its signature stylish white cabinets and countertops, neutral color palettes, minimal accessories, and simple details, the classic kitchen is the height of flexibility – a malleable style that can be refined and personalized as needed to truly make it your own.

  1. Do you want a simple white or white-and-black design motif?
  2. Do you like neutral color palettes?
  3. Are simple and minimal details to your liking?
  4. Do you prefer natural materials such as stone and wood over more modern, man-made synthetics?
  5. Do you want more room to add your own personal style without turning your kitchen into an eclectic space?
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Contemporary


Contemporary kitchens embody the philosophy of “living in the now”. They may share a few similarities with modern kitchens, but contemporary kitchens are more rooted in the current. They are built for housing cutting-edge appliances and accessories, reveling in clean, subtle lines and a distinct lack of gaudy ornamentation.

  1. Do you want your kitchen decked out in the latest appliances and accessories?
  2. Do you prefer clean, subtle lines and a streamlined, modern design?
  3. Are you looking for a non-fussy style without too much ornamentation?
  4. Do you prefer recessed cabinets over flat paneled ones?
  5. Do you want a modern kitchen with enough room for creativity?
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Cottage


Covered in timeless materials and exuding a delightfully vintage appeal, cottage style kitchens are draped in a warm and cozy atmosphere built for gathering together family and friends alike. Worn and weathered wood surfaces, reinvigorated flea market furnishings, and a mix of neutral colors and earthy materials make cottage kitchens the perfect space for warm gatherings.

  1. Do you like earthy, neutral colors?
  2. Are natural materials more to your liking compared to modern synthetic materials?
  3. Will you be using your kitchen as a gathering place for family and friends?
  4. Do you prefer a naturally distressed and time-worn look over a mechanically sterile atmosphere?
  5. Do you have a fondness for all things vintage?
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Eclectic


No kitchen revels in its owner’s personal style as much as the eclectic kitchen. It’s the perfect kitchen style for the creative rebel, giving the designer enough free reign to mix and match modern and traditional designs and materials to create a truly unique space. Take heed, though – restraint is important in designing an eclectic kitchen.

  1. Do you want a kitchen that fits your unique style and sensibilities?
  2. Do you want a kitchen that reflects multiple sources of inspiration?
  3. Do you want to mix and match both modern and traditional design elements?
  4. Do you not worry about clean, highly geometric lines and symmetry?
  5. Do you want a fun yet fully functional kitchen?
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Farmhouse


For sheer warmth and homey nostalgia, nothing quite comes close to a farmhouse-style kitchen. With an Old World atmosphere fueled by open and glass-front shelving, classic wood flooring, and vintage accents and accessories, the farmhouse kitchen style transports us back to simpler times when even the hustle and bustle of cooking still felt slower and less hectic than today’s fast-paced world.

  1. Do you want a space that reminds you of slower, simpler times without sacrificing modern conveniences?
  2. Do you want a kitchen with a decidedly Old World atmosphere?
  3. Do you have a fondness for wood flooring?
  4. Do you have a fondness for vintage accents and accessories?
  5. Do you want your kitchen to be a place to both cook and relax?
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Mediterranean


If there’s a style that comes closest to the warm, cozy, and inviting kitchens of our fantasies, it’s definitely Mediterranean. Full of strong, bold colors and intricate details, there’s a very earthy and welcoming heart that beats in the center of a Mediterranean style kitchen. The style is a diverse mix of contrasting and complementary elements – hues both rich and dark stand in stark contrast with cream and white accents, the solidity of wood and metal married with graceful, flowing designs. Truly a style deeply rooted in eclectic diversity.

  1. Do you prefer strong, bold, and contrasting color palettes?
  2. Do you prefer graceful, flowing designs over simple and austere lines?
  3. Are intricately detailed accents to your liking?
  4. Do you want your kitchen to have a warm, cozy, and inviting atmosphere?
  5. Do you have a fondness for natural materials such as wood and stone?
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Modern


Strong horizontal lines and minimal to no ornamentation are the marks of a true modern kitchen. This style’s aesthetically pleasing geometry gives way to a celebration of its materials’ natural beauty; wood grain shines through right alongside strong stone marbling, providing a more organic contrast to the modern kitchen’s starkly horizontal image.

  1. Are strong, horizontal lines to your liking?
  2. Do you want to mix and match organic elements with precision engineered lines?
  3. Do you prefer simplicity and consistency in your kitchen?
  4. Are you looking for a non-fussy style without too much ornamentation?
  5. Do you prefer flat paneled cabinets over recessed ones?
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Rustic


Rustic kitchens, with their cozier, more lived-in, atmosphere, are the perfect counterpoint to the almost sterile geometric simplicity of the modern and contemporary kitchen styles. Reclaimed wood cabinetry and furniture, aged walls, heavy fixture finishes, and vintage accessories and appliances give this kitchen style more than enough Old World flair to transport you to simpler days and warm nights.

  1. Do you want a kitchen with cozy character?
  2. Do you prefer reclaimed and distressed natural materials instead of brand new synthetic materials?
  3. Do you have a fondness for antique accents and accessories?
  4. Do you want your kitchen to feel warm, cozy, and more lived-in?
  5. Do you prefer lightly textured walls over flat surfaces?
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Spanish


Intricate brickwork, rustic stone siding, sturdy and time-worn wooden beams, and the unmistakable patina and texture of Saltillo tiles combine to make the warm and earthy Spanish-style kitchen. This style celebrates ornamentation, from intricate tile mosaics and brickwork to detailed carved accents, but retains a feeling of airy freedom with judicious usage of open shelving and tasteful wrought iron lighting.

  1. Are intricate tile patterns and brickwork to your liking?
  2. Do you have a fondness for aged surfaces with patina and texture?
  3. Do you have a fondness for intricate and elaborate ornamentation?
  4. Do you like warm and earthy color palettes?
  5. Are wrought iron lamps and lighting to your liking?
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Traditional


From raised panel cabinets embellished with pristine glass doors to antique decorative pulls and elaborate backsplash designs, the traditional kitchen is covered in tasteful yet detailed ornamentation. Another example of a truly diverse and flexible kitchen style, the traditional kitchen style accommodates everything from luxurious Old World designs to warm and tropical Mediterranean flourishes.

  1. Do you love tasteful yet elaborately detailed ornamentation?
  2. Do you want a hint of Old World charm in your kitchen?
  3. Do you prefer natural materials over man-made materials?
  4. Are antiques and antique designs to your liking?
  5. Do you want a kitchen with a warm and cozy atmosphere for gatherings?
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Transitional


The transitional kitchen style blends the heavily ornamented traditional style with the sleek and simple lines of contemporary kitchens into a wonderfully contrasting space. Stainless steel and other man-made materials provide an engineered counterpoint to natural surfaces such as granite, marble, and wood. The transitional kitchen style truly is the best of both worlds.

  1. Do you like sleek and simple lines?
  2. Do you like detailed ornamentation?
  3. Do you want to mix and match both traditional and contemporary design elements?
  4. Do you like the contrast between man-made materials and natural surfaces?
  5. Do you want to add a touch of warmth to the contemporary kitchen style?
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Tropical


Think “tropical” and chances are you’ll be instantly transported to a vision of bright beaches and palm trees swaying in the breeze. The tropical kitchen style achieves this by being naturally light and airy thanks to high pitched ceilings, celebrating tropical materials like rosewood, mahogany, and teak, and bringing the outdoors indoors with the help of neutral colors, soft hues, and splashy flora and foliage.

  1. Do you have a fondness for tropical materials such as rattan, rosewood, and teak?
  2. Do you want a kitchen with floral accents and foliage?
  3. Does your house have high-pitched ceilings?
  4. Do you want to add a touch of the outdoors to your indoor spaces?
  5. Are soft hues and neutral colors to your liking?
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