So what differentiates a modern kitchen from a traditional style kitchen? There are three major kitchen cabinet styles: modern and traditional kitchens, as well as transitional style kitchens, which is a combination of both styles. At Modiani Kitchens, we offer all of these kitchen styles with a variety of customization options. Generally speaking, modern, or contemporary kitchens, are characterized by a sleek, streamlined, modern look with straight lines. Contemporary designs are thought of as highly functional and minimalistic, and some people may even refer to this look as futuristic. According to major kitchen designers, modern kitchens continue to expand and gain more complexity, appearing in a variety of different styles than one distinct design. By having a look at our modern kitchen portfolio above, we are sure that you will find out if a contemporary kitchen design suits your personal style and desires regarding your dream kitchen.
Contemporary kitchen cabinet design is these days often linked to European high-end kitchen design, and thus is also referred to as “European inspired design”. European designs tend to embrace frameless cabinetry that is smooth and uniform in its appearance. Modern kitchen designs also shy away from space between cabinets and drawers, creating a linear and cohesive style. Some people may argue that European design puts functionality over artfulness, but this is a misnomer. Contemporary luxury designs are created to be highly functional and efficient while also maintaining a stunning visual appearance. Because they are so artful in their design, working with a kitchen designer, like Modiani Kitchens, is a great way of ensuring that the installation of these modern cabinets will truly enhance the kitchen space. All of the above modern kitchen projects are custom made in our factory in Italy, Europe, and shipped over to our clients’ residences in NJ, NYC and the wider tri-state area.
If you are considering a modern kitchen design, we generally advise thinking about how it will fit into the rest of your home. As you can see in the above modern kitchen project images, contemporary and modern high-end kitchen cabinets are best when paired with contemporary spaces. However, kitchen projects come with a lot of choices, particularly in terms of cabinetry. Our designers will work with you to make sure that you are picking the colors, finishes, and cabinets that will complement your existing kitchen space best. Keep in mind that the functionality and design of your kitchen will greatly impact the value of your home. A modern luxury kitchen redesign is one of the best ways to add to the overall value of your home, which is why we take high-quality pictures of our favorite modern kitchen projects as a good source of inspiration.
Modern high-end kitchen style trends can change just as quickly as trends in the fashion world. Currently, modern kitchen renovators are reporting an eagerness for light to medium veneers and finishes over the once popular darker colors, that dominated the in-vogue kitchen. Instead of cherry wood, remodelers are seeing a preference for birch, walnut and oak, especially for people interested in creating an eco-friendly kitchen. However, it is becoming more and more popular to include color spots in the modern, contemporary kitchen, so feel free to be inspired by our colored kitchen models as well to see if this is something you could imagine for your very own modern kitchen project.
Ongoing trends in contemporary kitchen industry include:
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