Most apartment owners in New York feel the need to undergo kitchen remodeling to update the style of their apartment’s kitchens. Since most residential apartments were built decades ago, it’s not surprising that a lot of the features of most New York apartments are in need of updating. Updating your kitchen is one of the best investments you can make in your apartment, as it can significantly boost up its value. While most apartment owners find themselves ready to move on from the traditional kitchen style to a more contemporary or modern style, some might prefer something in between. If you’re not quite ready to completely shift from a traditional kitchen to a modern one, you might want to go for a transitional kitchen instead. A transitional kitchen is a mix of traditional and contemporary styles, making it the perfect solution for those who want the warmth of traditional kitchen styles and the minimalism of modern styles. Below are some of the major characteristics of transitional kitchens:
Kitchen cabinetry in transitional kitchens generally have cleaner lines and less intricacies than traditional kitchens but unlike modern or contemporary kitchens, transitional style cabinets are typically made from wood and still feature a little bit of detail albeit more subdued than traditional cabinets.
The use of tiles is kept to simple and minimalist patterns rather than more elaborate designs. You can use much of the same tile options as used in traditional kitchens but rather than using them to create more textured and detailed patterns, they are used for more simple patterns.
If you’re undergoing kitchen remodeling and you’re thinking of going for a transitional style kitchen, opt for more neutral palettes like cream, white, or dark brown. To soften the color of your kitchen, use a combination of darks and lights like cream and white on your walls and cabinetry but dark wood on the flooring or dark countertops.
When you’re undergoing kitchen remodeling for the purpose of updating your kitchen’s style, you don’t necessarily have to choose between two competing styles, creating a balance between traditional and modern is much easier than going all-out modern. Plus, you might be able to reuse some of your old kitchen’s features if you employ a transitional style.