Custom kitchens with transitional styling are bright and welcoming. This type of space often has an open layout, which brings a relaxed and easy feeling. There is usually a large center island with plenty of storage that is the focal point in the room. It may be crafted from natural wood to match the cabinets. When seats are added, the island becomes even more functional for friends and family. Elements within the room are drawn from the past and are combined with contemporary features that deliver a chic and calm environment. Cabinetry is sleek and simple and contains doors with a flat-panel design. Natural features are often incorporated into the area. For example, wood accents bring warmth to the space and offer a contrast in texture to the smooth granite or marble countertops.