The Enduring Style of the Traditional Kitchen

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Traditional kitchen (Interiordesigndecor.blogspot)

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 custom traditional kitchen (Selectkitchenandbath)
A custom traditional kitchen (Selectkitchenandbath)
A bright traditional kitchen (Driggs Designs)
A bright traditional kitchen (Driggs Designs)
A warm traditional kitchen (Craft Maid)
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.

Beautiful cabinetry in a traditional kitchen (Craft Maid)
Beautiful cabinetry in a traditional kitchen (Craft Maid)
A decorative range hood (Pinterest)
A decorative range hood (Pinterest)
A beautiful wood range hood with decorative ledge (Hwano)
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.

Antique white cabinetry in a traditional kitchen (Ranario)
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 chandelier adds elegance to this traditional kitchen (Petagazine)
A chandelier adds elegance to this traditional kitchen (Petagazine)
Inverted bell jar lantern (Hundi Lantern, Pottery Barn)
Inverted bell jar lantern (Hundi Lantern, Pottery Barn)
Traditional kitchen lighting (Lovelyhomedesigns)
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.

Beautifully carved molding on kitchen cabinets (Mullet-cabinet)
Beautifully carved molding on kitchen cabinets (Mullet-cabinet)
Carved grape design corbel for a kitchen island (Kitchen-design-ideas.org)
Carved grape design corbel for a kitchen island (Kitchen-design-ideas.org)
Decorative corbels accent this kitchen island (cmwindowsanddoors)
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.

Kitchen island with wood countertop contrasts beautifully (Craft Maid)
Kitchen island with wood countertop contrasts beautifully (Craft Maid)
Kitchen island ready for gatherings or meal prep (Houzz)
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.

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Hardwood flooring accents this beautiful traditional kitchen (Homebunch)
Hardwood flooring accents this beautiful traditional kitchen (Homebunch)
Elegant marble flooring sets off this traditional kitchen (Diannelorraine)
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.

 

Granite countertops accent this traditional kitchen (Houzz)
Granite countertops accent this traditional kitchen (Houzz)
Granite countertops in traditional kitchen (Ecofurnitureblog)
Granite countertops in traditional kitchen (Ecofurnitureblog)
Wood surfaces contrast beautifully with stone countertops (Houzz)
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.

Traditional kitchen (Interiordesigndecor.blogspot)
Traditional kitchen (Interiordesigndecor.BlogSpot)
Traditional kitchen (Iseecubed)
Traditional kitchen (Iseecubed)
Copper pots accent this traditional kitchen (Crisp Architechts)
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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