A #transitional #kitchen at its essence should be functional for owners’ specific needs, but the other main rule is that there are no rules. When it comes to kitchen design, it’s time to throw some of the old traditional rules out and embrace the mix-and-match transitional kitchen approach. What is a transitional kitchen exactly? It’s a style that equal parts functional and expressive. It accommodates the individual needs of the family, showcases the personality of the home owners, but is also universally appealing and homey. And it’s hotter than ever. In a recent survey by the National Kitchen and Bath Association, home owners listed the transitional kitchen as their top style pick, beating the traditional kitchen for the first time in many years. More.