Modern kitchens are often characterized by the use of glass, wood, steel, laminates, plastic, and granite. Depending on the style of your home, a modern kitchen can be an excellent complement to the existing space. If you are considering updating your kitchen with a modern look, there are several elements to consider. A modern appearance in the kitchen is achieved by the implementation of specific styles in the appliances, countertops, fixtures, and cabinetry in the kitchen space.
Perhaps more than any other space in the home, in the kitchen, appliances are key. The appliances that are used to achieve a modern look in the kitchen are often stainless steel. Although some kitchens can get away without having all of the most up-to-date modern appliances available, a modern kitchen project relies on functionality and a feeling of advanced technology. Therefore, to achieve a modern kitchen, appliances should include a dishwasher, a microwave, a ventilation chimney, range cookers, sinks, and faucets.
Countertops are also very important in the kitchen, and they come in a variety of styles. For the modern kitchen, the most popular materials for the countertop are concrete, marble, limestone, and granite. These materials bear a clean and streamlined appearance and they are also fairly easy to maintain, enhancing the functionality of their presence. Round edges are also popular in modern design.
The kitchen sink is another way to add to the overall modern design of the kitchen. Modern kitchen sinks are often made of glassy steel, white ceramic, or black granite. Many modern designs – which are purposed to enhance functionality in the kitchen – actually feature two kitchen sinks. The larger sink is used for washing large cooking utensils that would not go in the dishwasher. Meanwhile, the smaller sink is used to clean vegetables or to prepare food for cooking.
Gaining popularity in all types of kitchen design, kitchen islands are also a major feature of modern kitchen design. Like countertops, kitchen islands come in a wide range of colors, materials, and designs. Common materials used for the kitchen island are marble, limestone, and granite. Kitchen islands may either be permanently installed by being affixed to the kitchen floor or they may be mobile or freestanding. Permanently installed kitchen islands may have appliances or sinks integrated into them, making the island an extremely functional space within the kitchen. Islands are also often used as a dining space, either in addition to or in place of a more traditional kitchen table.
Finally, kitchen cabinetry has a huge impact on the overall appearance and feeling of the kitchen space. Glossy plastics or metals characterize contemporary kitchen cabinets. Because modern designs always have an eye on functionality, modern designs often feature a variety of storage options including cabinets as well as drawers. Glass doors are often incorporated into the modern kitchen cabinet design in order to showcase modern housewares. Modern cabinetry does not feature a lot of space between cabinets or drawers and instead has a solid, streamlined, cohesive appearance to it.