Kitchens are more than just the rooms that we eat and prepare food in. They are often the heart of a property. If you feel your kitchen is looking a little dull and dated and needs a revamp, you may be overwhelmed by the sheer variety of options there are.
Let us help you figure out what will work best in your kitchen to give it that amazing contemporary feel you are after.
Rich and Deep Colored Wood and Slick Stone
One great way to really give your kitchen a contemporary feel is by incorporating a combination of dark and rich-hued wood with bright stonework.
Above is an example of beautiful cabinetry made from wood, with a thick slab of stone for the work surfaces.
Under Cabinet Lighting
Lighting has a massive impact on the way a room looks and feels, because not only does it have a practical role, but it also can help to emphasize and filter down certain elements and pieces.
That is why no modern kitchen should be without stylish under-cabinet lighting of some kind. LED Light Guides to show us just how easy it is to add a bit of functional, yet stylish kitchen accent lighting with little to no effort.
Stainless Steel Throughout
Often, people prefer to have stainless steel in much smaller quantities. An accent here, handle or faucet there. You may think it might make the room feel too cold and imposing.
However, when used in the right way, having a stainless steel feature throughout your kitchen design can really give it a modern charm. From the cabinetry to the hood of the hob, we think this is one look that will people will notice.
There is something about marble that just sings sophistication, and when used in the correct way, it can really elevate that tired looking kitchen you have into something more contemporary and classier.
Particularly if you mix a very bright and open design with lots of white and creams and slight hints of grey with precision-cut marble surfaces.
Natural Elements to Connect with Nature
If your property is located in a very rural area and your kitchen is to the back overlooking your yard or garden area, one way to give it a real contemporary feel is by forming a bridge between the outdoors and indoors.
This can be done with relative ease by using natural elements, such as wooden countertops and cabinetry or even wooden flooring that connects with the outside world.
Minimalist Approach to Storage
Although storage is an important feature of any kitchen, if you are trying to give your kitchen a facelift and want to open it up more, streamlining the storage is a great way to do it.
Work out the exact amount of storage and cabinetry you need and make sure you have no more or no less. Well chosen, high-quality storage facilities will really make the whole room come together.
Homely Oak Paneling
Even though it has a very rustic charm and can be used to create a more old-fashioned country kitchen design, oak still can still bring its appealing, homely comfort to a modern setting.
Even if you have very slick and clean metal or marble surfaces throughout your kitchen, opting for oak wall paneling, flooring and cabinetry will work well with your other elements to really make them stand out and give the entire room a contemporary, but still very warm and welcoming feel.
Bold and Quirky Mosaic Backsplash
So, you have a very exquisite set of furniture and cabinetry for your kitchen, nice dark oak, and a nice marble-effect flooring, with a modern and sophisticated hob and sink.
What’s missing? If you are feeling it is not quite singing in the way you would like, why not try featuring a bold and quirky mosaic backsplash.
A bit of color and funky design helps to contrast with the classy look of everything else.
Plenty of Counter Space
As noted at the outset, modern kitchens have become so much more than just the rooms where all the cooking and food preparation takes place.
Nowadays, kitchens in many households are where all the interactions, between family members and those living under the same roof, occur.
With that in mind, and if you or people in your household, enjoy cooking and food preparation, a great idea for creating a modern kitchen is to ensure you have plenty of counter space.