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When it comes to cabinetry, there’s a ton of options to choose from. Here at Canaan, we only design and build custom cabinetry solutions made specifically for you. But the details don’t just end there! Which is why we’ve outlined some of the most popular kitchen styles available in the industry today. Keep in mind that these styles also extend beyond the kitchen though and can be applied to bathrooms, laundry rooms, commercial cabinetry and much more.

1) Transitional

Transitional kitchens are oftentimes nicknamed the “Goldilocks” of kitchen styles as many people see it as their “just right” option. Transitional kitchens infuse both the warm, comforting elements of a traditional style with the sleek, uniform elements of a modern kitchen. What this allows for is much more versatility and creative freedom when it comes to your design and applicable materials.

For example, you may opt for a more traditional, butcher-block kitchen island, but then decide on having sleek quartz countertops for the rest. Just remember that it’s all about finding a healthy balance between modern and traditional that works for you. As you may have guessed, many people choose this style for that very reason!

The transitional style is a fantastic choice if you enjoy a traditional style that's been infused with modern characteristics. Check out some of our transitional projects to learn more.

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Transitional Style

2) Traditional

Traditional kitchens are widely considered to be one of the most popular styles today. The traditional style is rooted in its balance and symmetry; every feature elevates the other with no one detail becoming over-domineering, too modern or exceedingly noisy.

This style’s true beauty can be found in its details which can include custom architectural features such as arches, corbels, decorative moldings, and raised-panel cabinetry. With so many details, it’s important to note that a traditional kitchen is still a very personable one as it allows you to infuse your own sense of style throughout. 

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3) contemporary

If you’re looking for a sleek and sophisticated style that’s designed to minimize clutter, then a contemporary kitchen might be the right choice for you. Contemporary kitchens showcase the latest trends in the industry and are designed to let the natural beauty of the materials shine through as they put an emphasis on a minimal cabinet design that matches stunningly with sleek hardware. 

This style is known for its use of strong horizontal lines and allows for a high degree of versatility when it comes to finishes and decor. However, reflective materials and surfaces are best showcased in this style and also pair well with modern appliances such as stainless steel. Industrial-themed backsplash and accessories also go well with this style.

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4) farmhouse

Ever find yourself longing for the simple comforts of a farmhouse? Well now you can bring those same comforts to your home! Farmhouse kitchens are known for their warm, rustic characteristics while providing a high level of functionality and style. A distressed door finish is very popular with this style as it helps to solidify the kitchen’s styling while landmark features such as large sink basins and traditional wood flooring really help to bring the space together. 

This style is very versatile, but is best used with either a primary red, yellow and blue or with aged tones of cream or pale yellow. When it comes to lighting and décor, simplistic vintage lighting that covers large surface areas such as islands do well to highlight the various tones and details of the space.  

The farmhouse style has recently experienced a meteoric growth in modified sub-styles, many of which have become incredibly popular. Examples of farmhouse sub-styles include:

  • Country farmhouse
  • Modern farmhouse
  • Country chic

...and many more!

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5) industrial

Traditionally known as a style that provides practically at an affordable price, industrial kitchens are made using raw textural materials such as metal, steel and wood to create an industrial, worn-urban vibe. Often seen in modern lofts and condos, this versatile style is best used by combining its intentionally unfinished design with chic décor to give off a very minimal, yet stylish look.

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6) Rustic

The terms “worn” or “distressed” might not be the first that come to mind when thinking about your next kitchen. Which is why you might be surprised to find out that rustic kitchens have captured the interest of many and have exponentially grown in popularity recently. 

Rustic kitchens were born out of necessity by smaller kitchens of the past and make use of all available space. Designed to feel warm and inviting, the rustic style features distressed cabinetry that incorporates soft colours, vintage hardware, natural wood grains, and accents that will infuse your kitchen with all the comforts of cottage life. Timber, stone and brick pair well with this style as do eclectic collectibles, antiques, and vintage appliances.

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A Word from Our Clients

  • Rick and I would like to extend a belated thank you for replacing our countertops. We are so thrilled with them. They look so beautiful with our cabinetry! You are a business with integrity which is few and far these days. Thanks so much again!

    Julie and Rick, Niagara Falls

  • We had Canaan Cabinets install our kitchen, bathroom and laundry room cabinets when we had our new home built. We were very happy from the design stage to the installation and have been enjoying for the past 7 years. The owner, Joe, was very patient with us through all of these stages. It is not an easy task picking out something that you know you will have to be happy with for many years to come; he gave us many options until we were satisfied with out choices. The installers were very efficient! We are very happy with out choice, Canaan Cabinets, and would highly recommend this company!

    Nora, Ridgeway

  • You will be amazed at the dedication to detail and the workmanship that this company takes. They take pride in their workmanship, and it definitely shows, very rare in the industry these days. We had our kitchen renovated this year and we are beyond pleased, the transformation was unreal and the workmanship was excellent! Oh and also, I would add that working with Joe and Debbie was so enjoyable. It was like like dealing with close friends.

    Christine, Fort Erie

  • We had an excellent experience working with Canaan Cabinetry while designing and building our new home. Debbie and Joe met with us numerous times to listen to our ideas and visions, then designed our kitchen, laundry room, mudroom, 3 bathrooms and family room built ins and exceeded our expectations! They were so attentive and open to wishes, yet had their own suggestions that we never would have thought of but loved in the end! All of their work was completed promptly, was very reasonably priced and the end product was beautiful. We get so many compliments on our kitchen (and all of the work Canaan did for us!) and we always recommend Canaan Cabinetry to all of our friends who are building or renovating! We think of Joe and Debbie as our friends and we cant say enough about them and their business!

    Alyssa, Niagara Falls

  • We built a house, but whether you're building or renovating, Joe and Debbie of Canaan Cabinetry are highly recommended!
    ▪︎ Excellent quality
    ▪︎ 40+ years of experience
    ▪︎ Knowledgeable with a good eye
    ▪︎ Innumerable selection
    ▪︎ Reasonable prices
    Is there anything else you can ask for?

    Eldean, St. David's

  • We are thrilled with our new kitchen from Canaan Cabinetry! Joe and Debbie are such genuinely thoughtful and kind people who provide a high quality product and were a pleasure to do business with.

    Lindsay, Niagara Falls

  • Thank you so much for our beautiful kitchen. This job was done with integrity and quality workmanship. We thank you and your team of workers who exceeded what we could have expected. We enjoy being in our kitchen and look forward to sharing it with family and friends through years to come.

    Kara and Mike, Niagara Falls

  • A big thank you for the lovely flowers…a bigger thank you for my beautiful cabinets. I just can’t believe that they’re really mine. I am so pleased with the colour, style, my magic corner and spice rack and all the extras you did. My bathroom cabinets are also so beautiful as well. It seems like a new bathroom. I will gladly recommend your company to anyone that is in the market for new cupboards. A few of my neighbours have come to visit and just gasp when they see the cupboards, as to the difference they make. Both of you are wonderful people and it has been a real pleasure doing business with a very honest company. Wishing you all the best for many years to come.

    Barbara, Niagara Falls

  • This company is one that I did recommend to one of my best friends. They were very professional and their workmanship was awesome. They redesigned my kitchen for maximum efficiency. They where very prompt and true to their word. Everything worked out perfect. Their pricing was fair. I will surely deal with them again when the time comes up.

    Mark Travers, Niagara Falls

  • We had our kitchen done from Canaan Cabinetry and the work was excellent. The owners were most helpful in all our needs. When it came time for the installation, the crew was amazing and did a great job. Couldn't be more pleased with this company. Highly recommended!!!

    Skynny, Ridgeway

  • Thank you so much for the hard work and patience and professionalism in making our dream kitchen come true!

    Doug and Wendy, Niagara Falls

  • Just a quick note to say “thank you” for all your hard work and for helping make our kitchen dreams a reality!

    Jim and Cameron, Welland

  • We cannot thank you enough for the beautiful kitchen that you designed and installed at our home. There is not an individual that arrives at our home that is not overwhelmed after they see it, it is simply stunning. Your caring professionalism and patience through the many changes and consultations was simply amazing. You are wonderful people and professionals. Thank you so much. P.S. Referrals galore!

    Greg, Niagara Falls

  • Thank you in helping our dream come true. This is our first kitchen reno, John and Graham have made this transition seamless. If you need a reference please do not hesitate!

    Tom and Lynn, Niagara Falls

  • I love my kitchen! Thank you for building a beautiful kitchen – with style and elegance!

    The Wilsons, Niagara-on-the-Lake

  • Joe, we cannot put into words how happy we are with the new kitchen. It is almost like having a whole new house! Thank you and your great work crew for all of the time and effort that was given to this project! I still cannot believe that 3 men worked in such a small area and were so professional, polite and courteous to each other. It was not like having strangers in the house, they were like good friends. We are more than happy with everything. Thanks again.

    Jim and Delores, Niagara Falls

  • I have known the principal owner of Canaan Cabinetry, Joe Sloan, for almost 40 years. He is a family man and a decent, caring and honest person. In the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, I had a home-building business in Niagara Falls. Canaan Cabinetry was our cabinet supplier. Their quality and service was impeccable. At no time would I have even considered using any other supplier. Recently my law firm was completing a substantial office rennovation. Our general contractor wished to use his own cabinet supplier, whos price was slightly lower. I insisted that he use Canaan Cabinetry. I am very happy that I did. The results speak for themselves and we get complimented on them every day.

    If you value honesty, quality, and service more than price, you should use Canaan Cabinetry.

    Brandon Boone, Daniel & Partners LLP


Here at Canaan, we believe that your home should reflect your own uniqueness. Which is why we take the time during our initial consultation to understand what makes you tick – we’ll determine your likes, dislikes, wants and desires. Our designers will then present you with a proposed design, without any commitment required so you can make the most educated decision possible. Are you ready to take the first step in getting the home of your dreams? Book your initial consultation with our design team to get started!

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