What are the different styles of kitchen design? Just as there is wide variety in clothing and furniture styles, there are also many types of kitchen styles. You may have heard heritage names like French Country, Craftsman, Mediterranean. In fact, all three of those styles are types of a traditional kitchen style.

Add contemporary and transitional kitchens to the mix and you have your three basic kitchen styles, each with its own variations and spin-offs. Having a basic idea of these three design styles will help you get oriented as you put your room together.

As you determine your kitchen style, consider your personal preferences as well as the architectural style of your home. Live in a brand-new contemporary loft? A more modern, urban style will be more appropriate than a farmhouse look.