Style Secret: Clean-Lined Kitchens
Like all such spaces, transitional kitchens have a foot in multiple camps. They might blend traditional surfaces such as wood and stone with sleek stainless steel, or pair paneled cabinetry with minimalist hardware. They might even borrow the idea of open shelving or apron-front sinks from cottage-style interiors. What you won't see: ornate millwork, fancifully painted tiles or other components that look jarring against contemporary touches.
Look closer: In this kitchen, paneled white cabinetry, variegated hardwood flooring and a stainless-steel hood maintain a classic look that falls just short of traditional. The mosaic cooktop backsplash puts a mod spin on the veining that appears in the stone island and countertops.