Presentation on theme: "Design Styles Traditional Transitional Rustic Country Modern Post Modern Kitchen Styles Crisp & Clean White & Wonderful Rich Woods Wood & Stone Beautifully."— Presentation transcript:
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) Double File ( two-way galley) U- Shape L-Shape Block Kitchen or Island
Traditional The traditional style is rooted in western European architectural designs of centuries past. It is also the style of Colonial American kitchen design, which was brought from Europe by early American settlers. Traditional styles can be traced back to ancient Greek architecture. It is highly decorative, with intricate and ornate carvings and patterns.
Transitional The transitional style brings together a tasteful blend of traditional and modern design. While elaborate decorations may be liberally found throughout, there is a conscious effort to introduce simplicity in both form and function. It's a contemporary concept that can be found in urban as well as suburban areas.
Rustic The rustic style is a theme centered around nature and the environment. Warm earth tones often comprise the palette of this style. A hue-varied collection of reds, browns, greens and tans are a staple of this style. There is a focus using natural materials, such as granite countertops, wood cabinets, etc. It is found mostly in suburban areas
Country The country style creates an open, rural environment that captures cozy country living. Many components have a handcrafted effect to them. This style is all about open spaces and the family. For this reason, kitchen seating is a common fixture of this style. Beadboard wainscoting is also very common in this style. It can be found in rural and suburban areas
Modern The modern style stems from a design movement that began in Western Europe in the late 1920s. It represents a complete departure from nature and finds its concentration in minimalist usage of mass and space to optimize function. This style is mostly found in urban areas.
Post Modern The postmodern style is a later incarnation of the modern style, which emerged in the 1950s. Postmodernism rejects the uniformity of modernism while maintaining simplicity of aesthetic and function. Kitchen furniture in this style is often off in proportion, scale and dimension. As with the modern style, it's mostly found in urban areas.
(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.