The Enduring Style of the Traditional Kitchen

A traditional kitchen with a center island.

The traditional style kitchen has resisted trends to remain the classic example of enduring design in this most important of rooms.  The classic traditional kitchen keeps to its stylish function while maintaining elegance.  Quality wood cabinetry with elegant detailing, furniture-style elements, luxurious counter and flooring materials and classic lighting fixtures highlight the enduring style of the traditional kitchen.

A traditional kitchen with brown cabinets and a center island.
A custom traditional kitchen (Selectkitchenandbath)
A traditional kitchen with a center island and bar stools.
A bright traditional kitchen (Driggs Designs)
A traditional kitchen with a center island.
A warm traditional kitchen (Craft Maid)

Beautiful cabinetry with plenty of cubbies for displaying and storing kitchen wares is one of the traits of the traditional kitchen.  Wood range hoods with ledges and shelves for display top decorative tiles behind the stovetop.

A traditional kitchen with a center island.
Beautiful cabinetry in a traditional kitchen (Craft Maid)
A traditional kitchen with wooden cabinets and a stove.
A decorative range hood (Pinterest)
A traditional kitchen with a rooster on top of the stove.
A beautiful wood range hood with decorative ledge (Hwano)

Fixtures and cabinet hardware are metals with rich patina such as antique bronze, copper and brass.  This hardware accents nicely the rich stain or antiqued painted treatment of the cabinetry.

A traditional kitchen with white cabinets and a blue island.
Antique white cabinetry in a traditional kitchen (Ranario)

Traditional kitchens are lighted by chandeliers and elegant pendant lights.  The inverted glass bell jar is a popular lighting choice in the traditional kitchen.

A traditional kitchen with white cabinets and a chandelier.
A chandelier adds elegance to this traditional kitchen (Petagazine)
Three glass pendant lights hanging over a dining room table in a traditional kitchen.
Inverted bell jar lantern (Hundi Lantern, Pottery Barn)
A traditional kitchen with a center island.
Traditional kitchen lighting (Lovelyhomedesigns)

Furniture details, such as corbels and decorative moldings, enhance the traditional kitchen’s cabinetry.  These features add character, substance and elegance to cabinetry.

A close up of a traditional wooden cabinet with ornate carvings in a kitchen.
Beautifully carved molding on kitchen cabinets (Mullet-cabinet)
A traditional kitchen island with fruit.
Carved grape design corbel for a kitchen island (Kitchen-design-ideas.org)
A traditional kitchen with wooden cabinets and a granite counter top.
Decorative corbels accent this kitchen island (cmwindowsanddoors)

Large, furniture-style islands grace the traditional kitchen with elegance and function.  Useful for storage, meal preparation and for casual meals, the island anchors the kitchen.

A traditional kitchen with a wooden floor.
Kitchen island with wood countertop contrasts beautifully (Craft Maid)
A traditional kitchen with wooden cabinets and a center island.
Kitchen island ready for gatherings or meal prep (Houzz)

The flooring in the traditional kitchen is tile, hardwood or, for a touch of elegance, marble.  Woven rugs are used to add softness, texture and color.

 

A traditional kitchen with hardwood floors and a dining table.
Hardwood flooring accents this beautiful traditional kitchen (Homebunch)
A traditional kitchen with marble counter tops.
Elegant marble flooring sets off this traditional kitchen (Diannelorraine)

Countertops of granite, marble and quartz add elegance to the traditional kitchen.  Often, wood countertops on the island add contrast and pair beautifully with the stone throughout the rest of the kitchen.

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A traditional kitchen with white cabinets and a center island.
Granite countertops accent this traditional kitchen (Houzz)
Traditional kitchen
Granite countertops in traditional kitchen (Ecofurnitureblog)
A traditional kitchen with wooden cabinets and a center island.
Wood surfaces contrast beautifully with stone countertops (Houzz)

Accents such as containers of lemons, bowls of fruit and fresh flowers add natural color to the traditional kitchen.  Copper accents add shimmer, texture and warmth to the kitchen.

A traditional kitchen with a center island.
Traditional kitchen (Interiordesigndecor.BlogSpot)
A 3D rendering of a traditional kitchen with white cabinets.
Traditional kitchen (Iseecubed)
A traditional kitchen with copper pots and pans hanging above the stove.
Copper pots accent this traditional kitchen (Crisp Architechts)

Traditional kitchens are graceful, elegant and functional.  They are a style that is built on years of steadfast design.  The traditional kitchen is the heart of the home and offers comfort, convenience and warmth.  It is a style that will endure.

 

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