5 Gorgeous Transitional Kitchens in Boston

It only makes sense that Boston is a hotbed for transitional style design. The city and surrounding metro area are rife with textbook examples of traditional and historical architecture, but its also an area that's cutting edge in so many ways--from the booming startup industry, to the world-class academic institutions, to the vibrant cultural scene. Like transitional design, the city is equal parts classic and modern. In fact, transitional kitchens have become one of our specialties at DDB. We love the challenge of fusing historical architecture and modern style. So, if you live in the metro Boston area, or simply love transitional kitchen design, here are six beautiful renovations we've recently completed in the area.

Transitional Kitchen Design Photos

This first space is a gut renovation in Foxboro. The homeowner wanted something that paid homage to the home's classic architecture, but felt fresh and updated. The answer: white Shaker cabinetry, cup-style pulls, and on-trend industrial lighting. See more of this space here.

This next kitchen design achieves a very similar goal to the one above, with with an ever-so-slightly more contemporary feel thanks to,like simpler lighting and drawer-pulls, and more streamlined base cabinetry.

transitional kitchens boston
transitional kitchens boston

In this Wellesley family home, on-trend details like open-cabinetry, a chalkboard wall and factory-pendants give traditional style a modern look.

This next kitchen, in a Victorian home in Newton, has a decidedly more modern feel thanks to the flat front pantry cabinets that flank the space, but it still nods toward traditional design with Shaker-style lower cabinetry and a rustic farmhouse table. See more of this space here.


Finally, this last space adds a contemporary twist with an asymmetrical island design and a sleek German-designed range hood; small details that are just enough to take the room from traditional to ever-so-slightly modern.

To see more of our transitional kitchens, check out our Houzz profile.