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Choosing between traditional or modern kitchen cabinet styles

When redesigning your kitchen, one very important question to answer before beginning is whether you want a traditional or modern style. There is no right answer. Like most style choices, choose one that fits your tastes and lifestyle the best. By defining the styles, we find that it becomes much easier for people to choose. Here is a brief explanation of the two cabinet styles.

Modern
With a focus on functionality, these cabinets tend to be designed with user-friendliness in mind. Lots of storage space is included and cabinets are designed with a specific function. Many people would say that modern cabinets are minimalist in design, with a variety of materials used, such as glass, wood, and steel. Consider this style function over form, and with a clean, simple aesthetic.

Traditional
With a focus on feelings and nostalgia, a traditional cabinet design uses both old and new styles to create a functional kitchen that appeals to a person who loves the classics. When designing a traditional cabinet, many people use dark, rich woods such as mahogany or cherry and tend to use curves and slopes instead of the sharp, straight edges of a modern kitchen. Some people may consider a farm-style kitchen as a perfect example of a traditional design.

Traditional Kitchen

When choosing for your home, consider your home first. Which style works best with the other rooms in the house? It would be rather jarring to place a modern kitchen inside a heritage home. Ensure that your new design fits with the other rooms.

Many designers recommend a modern kitchen if it is a busier kitchen with more traffic. Others recommend a traditional kitchen for its versatility – there are far more design choices in a traditional cabinet and more options for colours and materials.

Regardless of your choice, Elite Kitchens and Bathrooms is the leader in kitchen cabinet design in Vancouver and can help you achieve your perfect room. Come and talk to us today.

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