The only thing more important than style in a kitchen, is functionality. Contemporary kitchens are more than a pretty face. They are all about having the top in style, functionality, and technology.
Updated Accessories and Hardware
Technology has come so far in recent years. From pop-out outlets, aluminum appliances, touch faucets and under cabinet lighting, there are so many new features that can make your home and kitchen feel like it is in 2018. Contemporary kitchens won’t miss out on any new electronics and gadgets.
Most of these appliances and accessories won’t cost more than their outdated versions, and they look a heck of a lot better.
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.
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.
Flat or Shaker Cabinets With the Option of Glass Front Doors
All model homes now seem to have a more minimalist approach with design. Flat and shaker cabinets with simple, clean lines will make the accessories the feature in your home. Everything is about colors, textures and materials. Glass faced doors can create a huge pop of depth and create a very interesting environment.