How to Blend Kitchen Design Styles: Can’t decide between a modern or traditional kitchen? Not only is it OK to mix styles, it’s actually a major trend right now. You can update some elements by refacing the cabinets or adding new counters or a backsplash to infuse your kitchen with a fresh look. Merge modern with country? How to design a transitional kitchen? Check out the Sears Home Services blog for tips to help you create the perfectly balanced space that meets all of your needs.