Popular Kitchen Styles to Consider for a Remodel, Part 1

When it comes to style and design within a home remodel, the kitchen is one of the rooms in the home that offers the greatest range of possibilities. There are numerous kitchen design styles possible depending on your budget, space and desires, all easily accessible through strong remodeling contractors.

At Pine Tree Construction, we’re proud to offer numerous kitchen remodeling and renovation services to a wide variety of clients with varying needs. From minor remodel jobs that only alter a few limited elements of the space to full-on kitchen renovations that completely rejuvenate the entire area, we’re here to assist you every step of the way. In this two-part blog, we’ll look at a number of popular kitchen remodeling styles, plus some ins and outs of each to help you learn a bit more and make an informed choice.

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The most popular style in many existing homes, especially those built before the last decade or two, is the traditional kitchen style. There are a few common characteristics to traditional kitchens: Countertops of a lighter color, neutral-colored cabinets, peninsulas (not islands), and hanging light fixtures of various styles. You will also find crown molding, archways and wainscotting in cabinet details.

A major theme for traditional kitchens is balance. Many such kitchens operate either in the “work zone” or “work triangle” format that allows for proper space between many major fixtures.


The modern kitchen, also known as a contemporary kitchen, is marked by sleek surfaces, sharp designs and, in many cases, overall minimalism. The design style usually looks to limit the number of appliances sitting in major view, rather preferring to blend them into other areas of the décor. It’s all about simplicity and function, allowing the eyes of anyone visiting the space for the first time to cover the space without being too stressed.


The farmhouse style is one that often resembles the rustic look (which we’ll go over in part two of our series) in many ways, but it is not exactly the same. The biggest theme for the farmhouse style: Open space and natural light, which complement every other element present. It’s common to see warmer and lighter colors in farmhouse kitchens, complete with larger fixtures that make the space easy to utilize for anyone.

In fact, in many ways, you can simply think of the farmhouse style as a traditional kitchen with some additional country elements added to it. Such elements might include wooden accents for decoration, an apron sink or one of several metal types for a rustic feel.

For more on choosing the ideal kitchen design, or to learn about any of our home remodeling services or home additions, speak to the staff at Pine Tree Construction today.