Kitchens are no longer just a place for food preparation. The modern kitchen is the family command center: where homework is completed, news is shared, decisions are made, and yes, meals are prepared and enjoyed.
Want a modern kitchen? The top trends in contemporary kitchen design follow:
White: Above all, one hopes their kitchen is a clean, sanitary place to prepare food. Fresh, white walls and countertops create a sense of cleanliness, while also making the space feel more open, spacious, and modern. Plus, white walls and countertops really force the cleanliness issue, keeping residents accountable to regular cleaning of the unforgiving, white surfaces.
Lighting: The modern kitchen is extremely well-lit. Along the same lines as the white trend, this tactic amplifies the sense of a clean, modern space for food preparation and other household activities.
Mixing & Matching: Disregard any and all rules about matching kitchen surfaces and materials. Pairing white lacquer cabinets with a mahogany kitchen island is more the rule than the exception these days. From the backsplash and countertops to the cabinetry and flooring, there are many material and finish decisions to be made. Don’t think everything has to perfectly match.
Shelving: Instead of bothering with cabinet doors, many modern homeowners are opting for shelving instead, where bowls, plates, glasses, and cups—now on display—are just an arm’s reach away at all times. As functional as it is attractive, open shelving also serves to open kitchens up even further to create a sense of spaciousness.
Enhanced Functionality: Architects are now including certain modern conveniences, like electronics charging stations and recycling centers, into modern, eco-friendly kitchen designs. Warming drawers, induction heated burners, built-in water ionizers, and other integrated electronic conveniences are the norm in modern kitchens.
Which trend would you most like in your kitchen?