Generally speaking, there are two major kitchen cabinet styles, modern and traditional kitchens. 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.
Contemporary kitchen cabinet design is often linked to European design, and thus also referred to as European inspired design. European designs tend to embrace frameless cabinetry that is smooth and uniform in their 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 really isn’t true. Contemporary 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.
If you are considering a modern kitchen, we generally advise thinking about how it will fit into the rest of your home. Contemporary and modern 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. Keep in mind that the functionality and design of your kitchen will greatly impact the value of your home. A modern kitchen update or redesign is one of the best ways to add to the overall value of your home.
Modern 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.
Other ongoing trends in contemporary kitchen industry include:
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