Kitchen Island & Carts May 09, 2017. Contrasting Color Kitchen Countertops, For a bold effect, select a countertop in a lively color. While some of the top choices include yellows, oranges and lime green, the choice of white or black countertops can be as bold a color choice as yellow, depending on the kitchen.
Design May 17, 2017. You may not be able to enlarge your kitchen, but you sure can make it seem larger with reflective surfaces. That’s right–gleaming cabinets, countertops and tabletops amplify the light, as shown in the London kitchen below.
Appliances May 17, 2017. If your goal is to create a contemporary kitchen space, one of the most important design elements is minimalist, uncluttered kitchen counters. This not only looks modern, but it increases counter area, making it easier to prep and cook. The first step is to put away all small appliances and countertop items.
Cabinets & Storages May 17, 2017. Customize your kitchen experience by adding cabinets that reflect your personal style. Just as there is an unlimited number of colors, cabinet styles too are limitless! Choose your style and then start grabbing inspiration. If you still feel lost, consider hiring a kitchen designer that can help you take your ideas and make them a reality!
Kitchen Bar May 15, 2017. Metal is sleek. It’s modern. It’s industrial. Let’s face it–metal is timeless! We love the look of the metal kitchen bar below, which is really a contemporary island with a sink. Two black and chrome stools complete the look and tie in this seating area with the rest of the kitchen. We now turn our attention to the light, bright and vivid. Let’s start with the crisp look of the modern bistro kitchen below, complete with a marble island that doubles as a bar. Earthy wooden stools make it clear that this bistro space is definitely of the contemporary variety. Note the industrial pendant lighting that hangs overhead.
Cabinets & Storages May 17, 2017. Modern amenities: If your cabinetry is going to be state of the art and modern, opt for amenities that compliment it as well. Glass or frosted panels that allow light and vision through cabinet doors is contemporary and adds a break of all the paneled cabinet fronts. Choose minimalist hardware to open up cabinet doors and drawers. For modern cabinetry, a spring action closer is required instead on hardware. This gives a seamless visual front that makes your space look like a continuous wall of beautiful material. Choose sinks and appliances that match the sleekness of your cabinets to bring the entire space together seamlessly.
Design May 18, 2017. The beauty of adding wooden surfaces to the modern kitchen goes beyond mere textural contrast. It allows you to blend two different styles and add a hint of rustic, farmhouse, traditional or even industrial panache to the stylish, contemporary kitchen. While wood does a great job of lending that natural, rustic appeal, marble acts as a balancing element by elevating the ‘sophistication’ of the kitchen with its polished finish.
Kitchen Backsplash May 18, 2017. Ceramic Tile, Given the numerous shapes, sizes and colors available, ceramic tile is probably the most versatile option (it’s also proven to be timeless). There’s plenty of room to play with patterns while still maintaining clean lines: stack tiles in columns, stagger them, or lay them at an angle. Most tile requires minimal maintenance, just be sure to seal the grout so it doesn’t get stained or absorb water.
Design May 17, 2017. An all-white kitchen has been a kitchen sought after in recent years; the crisp, clean appearance and light airiness of a white kitchen certainly has its appeal! But there are many color options for a contemporary kitchen that still look fresh, with more than a pinch of personality thrown in.