Traditional kitchens imbue classic sensibility with timeless appeal. Draw inspiration from our favorite kitchen makeovers that exemplify the heart of traditional design. Whether you prefer white kitchens or kitchens with richly stained wood cabinets, you'll find hundreds of ideas by browsing our collections of kitchen photos. Plus, read how kitchen design experts recommend creating a traditional look in your kitchen. Our roundup of kitchen makeovers showcases traditional style in a myriad of ways. See kitchens that showcase plenty of blue, a favorite color of traditional kitchens, or do white in a classic yet up-to-date and unique way. Browse kitchens that give traditional a little twist by borrowing elements from other styles—from retro to contemporary to glam. At its heart, traditional style is classified by both rich colors (think navy blue and ruby red) and neutrals with substance (such as chocolate brown and khaki) and plenty of architectural details, such as crown molding and intricate trimwork. See how these characteristics can be applied to kitchens, and get started on creating your own dream traditional kitchen.
More Traditional-Kitchen Inspiration
Elegant Kitchen Makeover: Take Two
See how this busy family renovated and expanded their kitchen to create a beautiful space for everyone.
Comfortable Rustic Kitchen
Traditional white cabinets, a wood paneled ceiling, and a beautiful stained-wood island create a beautiful kitchen.
Kitchen Tour: Traditional French Kitchen
Oversize moldings and formal details pair with the creamy-color cabinetry to create a fabulous French kitchen.
A Family-Friendly Kitchen Remodel
Without much wall space, these homeowners had to get creative to design a kitchen for their busy family.
Before & After Kitchen Renovations: Old-World Kitchens
These kitchens were renovated with the love of old-world details in mind.
Before & After Kitchen Renovations: Traditional Kitchens
Dark and dated kitchens were renovated to reflect the crisp and bright nuances in traditional design.
Old World Style for Kitchens and Baths
Create a kitchen with old-world style by incorporating these beautiful design ideas and elements.
Kitchen Tour: A Classic Traditional Kitchen
Blending the 1800s style of this home with modern conveniences creates a beautiful traditional kitchen.
One Kitchen, Two Budgets: Traditional
See how to create traditional-style kitchens on two different budgets.
Kitchen Tour: Restored Vintage Kitchen
The homeowners did months of research to create a classic kitchen to match their vintage home.
Old-World Kitchen Design Ideas
Learn how to incorporate these charming old-world details into your kitchen.
Traditional Kitchen Ideas
Explore the elements of traditional style and get ideas for incorporating them into your home.
This family blends contemporary and traditional styles effortlessly to create a beautiful new kitchen.
A Kitchen with Old-World Charm Meets Modern Amenities
Designed to look as if it's the original kitchen, this traditional space has all of the latest amenities.
One Kitchen, Two Budgets: Craftsman Style
Classic Craftsman style is defined by certain elements. Learn how to get the look at two different price points.
Traditional Kitchen Designs
Give your kitchen a classic, timeless look with traditional style design elements. Learn how with these tips.