If you are thinking about doing a kitchen renovation for your New Jersey home, there are probably three words that you’ve heard thrown around a lot to describe the overall style of your kitchen: traditional, modern, and transitional.


Knowing which one of these styles you prefer can help you narrow down your choices when looking at cabinets and countertops. Here, we explain what makes each style unique and what elements you might use to design them.


Traditional: As the name suggests, this style is for those who prefer a classic look. It draws inspiration primarily from American and European home designs from the 18th, 19th and early part of the 20th century. If you like elaborate trim and molding with an Old World feel, then this is the style for you.


  • Cabinets: Choose decorative panels for your cabinet doors and try warmer wood colors like rich mahogany and cherry for a cozy feel.
  • Countertops: Marble and granite countertops in a color coordinating with your cabinets will complete the elegant look of your kitchen.


Modern: If you love clean lines and a minimalist look, the modern kitchen is perfect for you. These kitchens are also more likely to incorporate bright colors, whether as an accent or as part of the primary color scheme. Every element is simple, without excess ornamentation.


  • Cabinets: Try using a unique material, like bamboo or lacquer, or a cabinet that has been painted. Truly modern kitchens will use flat-panel doors for a very clean appearance.
  • Countertops: Granite, limestone or even stainless steel countertops will complete your contemporary kitchen.


Transitional: Can’t choose between traditional and modern or you like certain elements from one or the other? Transitional kitchens are the happy medium, elegantly combining both styles for a timeless look.


  • Cabinets: Transitional cabinets tend to be closer to the modern style, with a smooth look; the simple Shaker style cabinet door is a popular look. Traditional wood colors are common, as well as black or white.
  • Countertops: Any natural surface, such as marble, granite, or limestone, will look beautiful in a transitional kitchen.


Once you have in mind the style you want, start gathering pictures of kitchens that you like, and bring it to your design appointment. This will aid the designer in helping you pick the perfect cabinets, countertops and other elements when you do your kitchen renovation in NJ. Are you ready to make your appointment? Give Direct Depot Kitchen Wholesalers a call today at 1-800-769-0249 and start designing the kitchen of your dreams!

With the holiday season now here, your mind is bound to be racing all over the place. You are planning out how much food you need to make for hosting family, decorating your home with festive lights and ornaments, and thinking of the perfect thing to get for your significant other.


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Here are three different types of cabinets that are perfect for your home:


Inset Cabinets

Inset cabinets are great for you if your style is traditional, transitional or contemporary. This type of cabinetry has doors that set precisely into a cabinet’s face frame. There is hardly spacing or gaps between cabinets with this style. This classic and smooth look can be customized by choosing beaded or flush frames, concealed or finial hinges, and color.


Overlay Cabinets

Looking for a more modern look? Overlay cabinets are distinct, as they have to do with the look of the door in relationship to the attached cabinet. Standard overlay cabinets allow for more room on the side of a door or drawer face and have a more exposed face frame. Full overlay cabinets have only one-fourth of an inch of space between doors or drawers.


Frameless Cabinets

With a focus on accessibility, frameless cabinets are becoming increasingly popular. The face frame is eliminated and relies on a thicker boxed construction for stability. The spacing is tight, and the cabinet’s door hinges right on the side panel.


You can choose cabinets made from StarMark Cabinetry, Bellmont Cabinet Co., JSI Cabinetry, Ultracraft or Fabuwood Cabinetry, and we will design them to satisfy your wishes. Thanks to our price club, you will receive great deals on these cabinets – such as 30% off all StarMark custom inset cabinetry and 7% off all StarMark overlay cabinetry.


You can book an appointment today to meet with our expert designers, who will make sure you get the kitchen cabinets you want for your Staten Island area home. Make the first step today and call us at 1-800-769-0249.