Kitchen Styles – Traditional


A traditional kitchen has an elegant and formal look like the European and American homes of the 18th to the early 20th centuries.

Features in a traditional kitchen might include natural materials like stone or wood, antique appliances and fixtures, raised panel

cabinet door styles, rope and crown moulding, corbels and fluting and cabinets in mahogany, cherry or walnut.

An Italian style traditional kitchen will rely on elegant cabinetry with onlays, rope moulding and custom carved reliefs. These cabinets are usually painted cream and have intricate raised panelling.

A Victorian style traditional kitchen will feature Cathedral arch doors, raised panels and ornate trims and mouldings. Heavy, dark woods are usually used for Victorian style cabinets.

For a Georgian style kitchen walnut, cherry or mahogany woods give a formal finish. Stacked cabinetry to the ceiling, heavy crown moulding and square panel raised doors are common. Black accents are often seen.

Other traditional kitchen styles include Federal, Queen Anne, Early American, Manor, Shaker, Edwardian, Neoclassical, Colonial, Farmhouse, Regency, Cottage, Cape Cod, Bungalow and Plantation.



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