KITCHEN STYLES Kitchen and Bath Design 111. Agenda . Design Styles Traditional Transitional Rustic Country Modern Post Modern Kitchen Styles Crisp & Clean White & Wonderful Rich Woods Wood & Stone Beautifully Rustic A Touch of Color Kitchen Forms Single File ( one-way galley )
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The traditional style is rooted in western Europeanarchitectural designs of centuries past. It is also thestyle of Colonial American kitchen design, whichwas brought from Europe by early Americansettlers. Traditional styles can be traced backto ancient Greek architecture. It is highly decorative,with intricate and ornate carvings and patterns.
The transitional style brings together a tastefulblend of traditional and modern design. Whileelaborate decorations may be liberally foundthroughout, there is a conscious effort tointroduce simplicity in both form and function.It's a contemporary concept that can be foundin urban as well as suburban areas.
The rustic style is a theme centered around natureand the environment. Warm earth tones oftencomprise the palette of this style. A hue-variedcollection of reds, browns, greens and tans area staple of this style. There is a focus usingnatural materials, such as granitecountertops,wood cabinets, etc. It is found mostly in suburbanareas
The country style creates an open, rural environmentthat captures cozy country living. Many componentshave a handcrafted effect to them. This style is allabout open spaces and the family. For this reason,kitchen seating is a common fixture of this style.Beadboard wainscoting is also very common in thisstyle. It can be found in rural and suburban areas
The modern style stems from a design movementthat began in Western Europe in the late 1920s.It represents a complete departure from natureand finds its concentration in minimalist usageof mass and space to optimize function. Thisstyle is mostly found in urban areas.
The postmodern style is a later incarnation of themodern style, which emerged in the 1950s.Postmodernism rejects the uniformity of modernismwhile maintaining simplicity of aesthetic andfunction. Kitchen furniture in this style is oftenoff in proportion, scale and dimension. As with themodern style, it's mostly found in urban areas.
Also popular among the various styles denoted above are Shaker, Cottage, Cape Cod, Mission, Tuscany, Contemporary, Vintage, French Country and Craftsman kitchen designs
(Lay out Styles)
Single file kitchen (One way galley): Kitchens in which all the important areas are next to each other.
Double file kitchen (Two way galley): Features elements on opposing walls. Two on one wall, one on one wall.
L-kitchen: Features elements on adjacent walls. Two on one wall, one on one wall.
U-kitchen: Features elements on three walls. One on each wall.
Block kitchen (Island): Features at least one element on an island, apart from walls.