In kitchen design, style is always important, but what about functionality? Contemporary kitchen design is all about what is “in now” in terms of style and functionality. If a kitchen is beautiful, but lacks flow and convenience, it becomes useless.
Updated Hardware and Accessories
The great thing about living in our current age, is how far technology has come! Touch faucets, aluminum appliances, under cabinet lighting and pop-out outlets are all modern conveniences that are great for any kitchen. Contemporary kitchens won’t miss out on any chance to use the ‘latest and greatest’.
Not only will these appliances look better, they won’t cost much more than their outdated versions, and they will be more efficient, which will save money in the long term, as well.
Flat or Shaker Cabinets With the Option of Glass Front Doors
Walking into any new model home, you will notice most kitchens take a simple approach when it comes to design. Flat and Shaker style cabinets are simple and clean looking, letting accessories set the stage for the impact of the kitchen.
Concrete counters aren’t the “must have” in a contemporary kitchen, but they sure do look neat and are in style right now. Contemporary style has always been known to push the boundaries of what we know and are used to. Concrete is extremely durable and generally cheaper than traditional stones, plus you can stain it and seal it in a multitude of patterns and colors.
A Mix of Textures, Materials and Colors
Layering textures is a very common trend right now. Having a kitchen island’s counter top be entirely butcher block while the rest of the kitchen has traditional stone or concrete, or two toned kitchens with a contrasting island can create this look without looking out of place.
Many focal points at different heights is very popular and functional. Having a multi-tier island with bench seating can keep the space separated and organized. Adding pendent lights, multi-height cabinets will keep guests looking around and appreciating the hard work put into the kitchen.