What is a "transitional" style home?
While home design terms can refer to a range of elements depending on the architect, the term "transitional" often refers to a blending of traditional and contrmporary features, finishes, and layouts. Take a look at the photo gallery below, to get a better idea of how to effectivley and beautifully "blend" inherently contrasting styles.
This photo gallery includes ideas for homes with:
- Large, open kitchen (with unique accent furniture leg)
- Two story great room with wainscoting fireplace mantel
- Soft blue formal dining with picture frame trim
- Screen porch for outdoor living
- Master bathroom with shared vanities
- Two story foyer
Transitional Home Photo Gallery:
sq ft | Bedrooms | Bathrooms
Blue and White Exterior Colors
This exterior includes: a window bay with metal roof accent, side entry garage, and blue and white exterior colors.
Open Foyer, Great Room, Kitchen
Looking from the great room corner, see how open this two story plan feels.
A single, dark stain furniture leg gives the kitchen a touch of tradition in an otherwise modern space.
Seating at the Island
Kitchen islands are taller than dining room or breakfast room tables, so you'll typically use stools to sit in the kitchen. The difference between counter-height and bar-height seating can range from six to twelve inches, depending on the home plan.
Double Wall Ovens
Which is better, a wall oven or range/oven combination?
Archway Entrance to Dining
A turn in the staircase forms a landing in the foyer - and divides out the full-run design. An archway leads into the formal dining room.
Inside the formal dining room, the white picture frame trim and trey ceiling are traditional finishes. The crystal light fixture is what transforms this room into a "transitional" space. The crystal is a traditional material, but the shape and dimensions of the light are much more contemporary - effectively blending styles in one piece.
En Suite Master Bath
Inside the master bathroom, black framed mirrors, clear glass wall sconces, and white wainscoting accents above the mirrors and in the art nook are all noteworthy design elements.
Tub and Tile Shower on Same Wall
For efficient layouts in your master bath, consider plans that place the tub and shower along one wall, across from a shared vanity.
You will end up with a "hallway" style bathroom, plenty of space to share, and more flexibility when it comes to placing the walk in closet(s) at either end.
Backyard Screen Porch
A screen porch adds indoor-outdoor living space, a high demand area for both traditional and contemporary home plans.
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