Sleek, clean lines distinguish a contemporary kitchen.
A clean, polished, open interior is the primary characteristic for a popular contemporary kitchen design. Efficient space planning, an open floor plan, modern appliances and minimalist design are the supporting characteristics that distinguish a contemporary kitchen. Below is a brief explanation of the different themes of the contemporary kitchen:
Only the bare necessities should be displayed. All cabinetry and counter-top lines should be simple and clean, all fussy decoration and clutter should be removed and replaced by modern updated appliances.Cabinetry should have no visible hardware, and ideally should be constructed with frameless flat panels with little or no decoration. Steel, wood, glass or any natural material are the ideal material used when trying to create a contemporary look for your kitchen.
Kitchen efficiency is important, but the functionality of a contemporary kitchen is directly focused on the cook’s needs and making the cooking process easier. Practical cabinet design and the proper layout of appliances definitely increase the functionality of a contemporary kitchen. In addition to cabinet and appliance functionality, windows in the kitchen are typically not decorated with fabric and hardware, unless a functional blind is added to reduce direct sunlight in your kitchen.
Kitchen appliances should be organised to maximise the efficiency of time in the kitchen. The three major appliances; refrigerator, sink and stove, should ideally form a triangle with one another in the floor plan. Proper layout and organisation of the different functional areas; preparation, cooking and cleaning, is crucial to the contemporary kitchen design.
Materials And Colour Scheme
Mixing natural and modern elements and textures creates a sleek, yet varied look in your contemporary kitchen. Increased use of stone, glass, stainless steel and wallpaper can be found in contemporary trends, while recyclable and environmentally friendly materials are also popular.
Modern kitchens are varied and diverse, with many elements incorporated. It is not a single style, but a concept of combining the design, materials and colours to create a kitchen that reflects your own take on current trends. This "style" is characterised by contrast. Combining a modern material with a more traditional style is an example of this. A popular trend today is colour mixed with a natural theme; blending woodgrain and strong colours makes a wonderful juxtaposition.
Strong colour is very popular these days especially when using natural shades of colour to remodel the rest of your home. Modern materials come in a range of colours, textures and finishes. Raw concrete and High-gloss doors, glass splash-backs and solid wood counter tops are just some examples of the diverse materials available to incorporate into the custom-designed modern kitchen.
Classic kitchens are timeless and flexible; this comes with other givens, such as neutral colour palettes and simple, unfussy details. Utilising white or cream cabinetry, classic kitchens are timeless yet fresh and will complement your personal style.
Flexibility is a hallmark of classic kitchens. Completely change the kitchens look by varying the accessories or appliances, for example brightly coloured glass splash-backs or funky tiles, or mixing in modern bar stools or industrial lighting.
Classic can become eclectic by adding modern tiles and mixing it with a vintage-style table and chairs and industrial-style pendant lights. There is so much that you can do to personalise a classic kitchen to create your unique look.
Island Kitchens have the potential for great storage, display, and functionality while giving your kitchen a beautiful look. The following is a list of benefits for incorporating island kitchens into the design of your kitchen.
The first benefit is the creation of additional storage space under your island. Space is always at a premium, and the island allows you to utilise the space available in your kitchen to its maximum efficiency.
Extra Seating And Functional Living Space
Additional seating is also a valuable commodity in most households. Whether it is for the kids to have dinner or do homework at, or for your friends to sit and enjoy a glass of wine at while you cook, the extra seating and functional space provided by an island is a great addition to any kitchen.
Additional Kitchen Amenities
For larger kitchens the ability to add preparation sinks, refrigerator drawers, and additional cooking area is a way to make your kitchen more functional and useful. Clever use of space enables you to maximise the functional space in your kitchen and your home.
Cupboards & Dressers
Create More Room In Your Bedroom
By taking advantage of a walk-in dresser system, you can clear up space from the rest of the room. No more excessive dressers, shelves and racks in your room cluttering it. Everything can fit inside the closet allowing you to take better advantage of the space inside your bedroom.
Comfort And Efficiency
The purpose of the walk-in dresser is to organise your belongings in a way that you can find something easily when you need it. Shelves, Drawers, Mirrors and light fixtures will likely have to be incorporated into your closet, and if you have the space and budget maybe even things like dressing tables and chairs.
Walk-in closets should be designed to sufficiently store and organize your clothes, bags, shoes, and other accessories. Choosing the right closet organiser can ensure that you can easily sort your belongings in a logical fashion.
Built In Cupboards are an often overlooked component of any household, yet are an incredibly important addition to any bedroom. Space is often at a premium and a good designer can add real value by incorporating the customer’s requirements into the design of the cupboards.
Built-In Cupboards are so much more than just a cupboard with a few shelves these days. There are a huge number of internal systems that maximise the functional space and utility of a standard cupboard. This not only looks fantastic but adds real value to your home.
Considerations To Think About When Choosing Your Bathroom Display:
The "type" of bathroom and who uses it should be the primary factors in deciding on which type of bathroom vanity to choose. "Type" of bathroom refers to traffic and use; is it a family bathroom that gets used by multiple people or is it a master bath with less frequent use?
Multiple users (like families with children) mean a lot of traffic and wear and tear on the vanity. Durable surfaces and sturdier cabinetry might be better options than delicate vanity tops and furniture-like vanities in these situations.
If the space in your bathroom allows, a double sink vanity might be ideal. Although a larger single sink vanity has lots of countertop space, two sinks improve a bathroom's efficiency while still providing ample space on the vanity top.
The height of the bathroom vanity is also an important factor. If you're tall, it may be a pain (both figuratively and literally) to bend down to a low vanity. Taller units similar to the height of kitchen countertops might be better; on the other hand, if children are involved a lower vanity may be more appropriate.