Defining Your Kitchen Style

As the hub of the home, the kitchen is the main gathering space for friends and loved ones. The design reflects your personality and sets the mood of the household.

If you are interested in a kitchen renovation or a completely new space, you should take time to create a functional and appealing space. It may seem like an overwhelming process but Granite State Cabinetry is here to help you select cabinetry, hardware, floors, wall colors and more. Take a look below at the three most common kitchen styles to see what fits your needs.


Contemporary kitchens are both sleek, sophisticated and minimize clutter. Granite and marble are a sophisticated choice, while concrete, limestone and stainless steel countertops have become increasingly popular. When it comes to cabinets, polished wood and acrylic are very common. Clean lines are showcased through simple door styles and a splash of color adds character to any contemporary kitchen.


If warm and classic is what you’re seeking than a traditional kitchen is for you. For formal or casual entertaining, open floor plans are generally found in traditional kitchens. Since typical traditional kitchen typically utilize natural materials, you may spot marble, brick stone or wood on the backsplash. Cabinets are usually made of cherry, walnut or mahogany and you’ll notice ornate molding and trim. Traditional kitchens incorporate lighter tones such as light gray, white, cream and taupe.


A mix of traditional and contemporary creates the perfect transitional kitchen. Create a timeless design with contemporary furniture, finishes, materials and fabrics. Cabinets often consist of a streamlined profile and are made of wood with paneled doors. Warm, neutral colors and a textured element create a more visually appealing room. The key to a transitional kitchen is to incorporate organic and man-made materials along with minimal accessories and ornamentation.

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