When thinking of updating your home with a look that adds value for resale, you can’t go wrong with a transitional style for your next remodel. A mesh of traditional and contemporary, the transitional style adds warmth and comfort without sacrificing sophistication. It is also a style that has a broad appeal.
A Happy Medium
Transitional decorating is the middle ground between two different styles, that when taken to their extremes, can be very limiting. That’s not the case for transitional style, which is highly adaptable. By skillfully incorporating elements of modern and classic décor, you can achieve a fresh and appealing look for your home that works for you and your family.
The two places in the home that will bring the most value to remodel are the kitchen and bathrooms. If you’re looking to update those spaces, here’s how to achieve the transitional look in your kitchen and bathroom and get the most out of your space.
A Stylish Kitchen
Often serving as a gathering area in addition to a food prep space, a kitchen can showcase the transitional style to great effect. Opting for solid and architectural wood kitchen cabinets for a focal point then adding sleek pendant lighting to complement them will create a distinctive transitional kitchen. An island with seating offers a space for relaxed entertaining. Remember to keep the color scheme neutral and room accessories minimal.
A Timeless Yet Modern Bathroom
You can also blend old and new in the bathroom. Update form and function with one of the appealing transitional bathroom vanities on the market. A traditional wood cabinet and porcelain sink will look great with a streamlined modern sink fixture in brushed nickel. Using traditional materials such as subway tiles in a new way can create a timeless yet original look.
When going transitional in décor, texture is key. Don’t be afraid to mix glass and metal elements with interesting fabrics and rich wood tones. Minimize clutter by going for statement pieces for wall décor. When your remodeling is done, you will have a relaxing space to live in that is updated for a future sale.