Kitchen shopping is just like wedding dress shopping-you have to have some idea of what you want. Read this blog to get and idea of your kitchen style

At Kitchens and Bath 4U we offer a free consultation with our expert designers. However, our experts can only do so much, and so we ask you to at least have an idea of what you are looking for. Coming to meet our designers with an idea of what kitchen style you prefer (or even what two styles you prefer) helps narrow down your selection and offers our designers a greater insight into what it is you really want out of your finished kitchen remodel. Before calling us at (239) 390-1009 to schedule your free consultation, read through this blog post to decipher which style sounds similar to your needs!


A traditional kitchen style is for you if you like the more ornate and classic looks mixed with antique finishes. As opposed to the modern and contemporary kitchen styles, a traditional kitchen will be composed of mixed door styles and finishes, antique exteriors, and furniture-like legs. Below are some of the features you may find in a traditional kitchen.

  • Decorative Moldings
  • Raised Panel Cabinets
  • Antique Finishes
  • Furniture-Like Legs
  • Ornate and Decorative Lighting
  • Glazed and antique Cabinet Finishes
  • Apron Front or Farmhouse Sinks
  • Luxury Countertop Materials


A transitional kitchen style is for you if you like the warmth of a traditional kitchen but the clean lines of contemporary. A transitional kitchen projects balance and harmony and consists of crisp cabinetry and simple accents. Below are some of the features you may find in a transitional kitchen.

  • Crisp Cabinetry
  • Natural Surfaces (i.e. Marble, Granite, Limestone)
  • Streamlined Tiles and Backsplashes
  • Simple Accents
  • No Clutter
  • Simple Patterns
  • Natural Surfaces Against Manufactured Materials
  • Neutral Colors

Credits To: Yorktowne Cabinets


A rustic kitchen style is one with elements that show their age. Rustic kitchens can never have too much wood, the more wood the better. Exposed brick, a vintage feel, and reclaimed wood are elements that are usually seen in a rustic kitchen style. Below are some of the features you may find in a rustic kitchen.

  • Worn Countertops
  • Distressed Cabinetry
  • Timber
  • Stone
  • Brick
  • Vintage
  • Homey
  • Wood Stoves
  • Colored Appliances
  • Appliances Not Visible (Covered by Panels/Doors)
  • Wood Finishes With Warm Hues
  • Architectural Details


A contemporary kitchen style is very similar to a modern kitchen style. The main contrast between the two is that a contemporary kitchen style is more playful in form and color. A contemporary style is often a reflection of the current trends and times and therefore doesn’t have too many historically repeating elements. However, below are some elements that are often featured in a contemporary kitchen.

  • Contemporary Appliances
  • Refinished Materials Mixed With New, Modern, and Sleek Elements
  • Concrete Countertops
  • Colorful Backsplashes
  • Dramatic Lighting
  • Mix of Materials, Shapes and Scale

Credits To: Yorktowne Cabinets


A craftsman styled kitchen is all about function. Featuring elements that include clean lines and handcrafted backsplashes. Craftsman kitchens are known for prioritizing function over style. Below are some of the features you may find in a craftsman styled kitchen.

  • Rich Woods
  • Built Ins
  • Handcrafted Tiles
  • Clean Lined Cabinetry
  • Simple Lighting
  • Built In Seating
  • Earth tones
  • Natural Stone

Credits To: Yorktowne Cabinets


A cottage styled kitchen reminds its guests and owners of happier, more care free times. Furthermore, it usually consist of elements such as colorful accents and curtains and furniture styled cabinet details. A cottage style transports its guests to simpler times. Below are some of the features you may find in a cottage styled kitchen.

  • Hardwood Floors
  • Pendant Lights
  • Soft Colors
  • Vintage Hardware
  • Open Shelving
  • Farmhouse Sinks
  • Furniture-Styled Cabinet Details

Credits To: Irastar.com


A classic kitchen is composed of simple architectural details. It provides homeowners with a blank slate in terms of decorating and allows them to personalize their space by adding details of their choice. Below are some of the features you may find in a classic kitchen.

  • White/Cream Cabinetry
  • Black Accents
  • White Marble Countertops
  • Simple Door Styles
  • Not Too Ornate

Credits To: Homeandlivingdecor.com


A modern kitchen exhibits the natural beauty of materials and includes sleek and simple elements. Additionally, a modern kitchen catches the eye of guests because it relies simply on the beauty of natural materials. Frameless doors are the signature element of a modern kitchen.

  • Frameless Cabinets
  • Sleek and Simple Hardware
  • Strong Horizontal Lines
  • Lack of Ornamentation
  • Flat Panel Door Styles
  • Frameless Doors

Credits To: Design-Craft Cabinets

Which style screams to you? Hardwood flooring or tiles? All of these specifications can lead you a kitchen style you didn’t even know existed! After reading this blog post you should be able to come up with a pretty clear vision of what you want in your kitchen. If you do, give us a call at (239) 390-1009 or visit us at kitchencabinets4u.com for more details.