If you’ve been to a home show recently, or are considering renovating your home, chances are you’ve heard the term Transitional Style. What does Transitional Style mean?
We first heard the Transitional Style term coming into use as the public started shifting toward renovating their homes or choosing to remodel an older home rather than opt for new construction. Transitional style keeps the best of what was already existing in your home – those classic elements that can really stand the test of time – and has your Newtonville building contractor add on or enhance those elements in a way that suits your family’s needs and aesthetic preferences.
Newtonville Kitchen Remodels
Kitchen remodels and renovations are the most popular upgrades people make to their homes. This is where you’ll see Transitional Style really shine. Many kitchens contain older elements, such as cabinets or countertops, that have stood the test of time – or need only a facelift – to work perfectly well for today’s families. Appliances, however, can be another story. Often appliances will need to be swapped out for newer, more energy efficient models. This is a good time to examine how your kitchen is laid out.
Working with a design/build contractor, you can examine what kitchen design will work best for your family. Some families like to come together to prepare meals: kitchens designed with multiple work stations make prep, cooking, and clean up a snap. Dining nooks provide an informal space to share meals and are many family’s favorite part of the home.
If your existing kitchen is very small – they often are in New England homes! – talk to your Newtonville building contractor about what your options are. In some cases, building on an addition is the way to go, while in other instances, knocking out interior walls to create a larger kitchen space works very well.