Modern and contemporary are two words we often use in the same way to describe kitchen interiors that draw on the latest styles. Currently, the term ‘modern kitchen’ probably brings to mind clean lines and plain colours, with a minimalistic touch.
For some readers, you might think this kind of design would look bland or basic. But amidst the clean lines of a contemporary kitchen, there’s all kinds of ways to work in your own choice of textures and colours, as well as a host of amazing appliances. The very best modern kitchens give off a creative character whilst maintaining their sophisticated style.
Getting this kind of modern design right doesn’t have to be difficult either. If you’re planning to update your kitchen, here are a few tips to help you out.
One reason why you might consider a kitchen redesign is to create more space. After all, kitchens are becoming more than just a place to cook. Saving space is one area where a modern fitted kitchen beats all competition. The clean, unfussy appearance of units creates a great sense of space. You can emphasise this more with a handleless design. Combine this with bright or neutral colours and your room will feel lighter as well as airier.
To get even more out of your space, be sure to consider fully integrated appliances. This will help you avoid empty spaces around ovens and fridges that normally catch dirt and dust. When settling on your kitchen layout, give plenty of thought to the placement of your appliances.
With some idea of where your appliances will sit, you can begin considering storage around them. A dishwasher may benefit with a nearby rack for pans and plates. Smart modern storage can be built into islands to keep cooking equipment to hand. There’s all kinds of ways modern storage ideas can make your kitchen easier to use.
This is all before we consider things like colours and materials. A contemporary kitchen interior gives you all kinds of chances to use natural, neutral or bold colours. Granite has long been a favourite in kitchens, and will work great with modern styles. But for a truly contemporary look, you could opt for a clean quartz countertop.
When it comes to colouring your walls and cabinets, modern designs offer limitless choice. Lighter neutral colours will create a pleasing contrast with darker highlights on cabinets or worktops. But this kind of monochromatic look isn’t your only option. You could opt for all kinds of block colours on your cabinets to brighten up the room.
To get the most out of a modern kitchen you don’t want to be limited by the size of your room or the materials on offer. Our bespoke kitchen design service will use your ideas to create a kitchen interior that gets the most out of your space. To benefit from our bespoke design service, please contact us today.