Key Elements to Consider for a Contemporary Kitchen Transformation
Homeowners who wish to update their kitchens often choose a modern design because of its adaptability and ability to blend in with a wide range of architectural styles. Less is more when it comes to implementing modern minimalist design into your new kitchen, which asks for basic, clean lines, with little to no intricate surfaces so that the area can both blend in and complement the surrounding rooms. Everything from the appliances, furniture, and tiles to the lighting, colours, and accents is crucial if you want to accomplish the overall appearance you like.
Start by focusing on the features we’ve outlined for you in this post.
Contemporary Countertops & Blinds
For a modern kitchen, a countertop that is easy to maintain, visually appealing and long-lasting are essential qualities. Among the various alternatives, we prefer to choose engineered stone, like Caesarstone, or concrete, for a sleek, modern design. Again, be selective in your choice of colour so that it enhances rather than detracts from the appearance of your house. There is a wide range of options when it comes to neutral colours.
Lightweight Storage Cabinetry
Cabinetry that is plain and unadorned is a must for this design. If you’re going to have handles on your doors and drawers, they should be simple and unobtrusive, or better yet, use push-touch and soft-close locks instead. When it comes to your cupboards, attempt to extend them to the ceiling to avoid any visual snafus. When it comes to a kitchen, there is simply no room for clutter, which is why so many different types of storage units are available to suit your needs. These include trash cans and opening systems as well as drawers and rails that slide out from the wall.
Latest Culinary Utilities
Modern appliances are a must-have for every minimalist kitchen. Stainless steel appliances such as ovens, refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, coffee makers, knife holders, and food processors are sturdy, new, and contemporary. Fridge/freezer and dishwasher integration into cabinets are even better, as it further enhances the smooth, continuous lines of your kitchen for a minimalist touch.
Forget lime green or burnt orange as you remember from your grandmother’s kitchen; these colours are now out of style. There are several shades of grey and cream that you may use in your modern kitchen makeover, as well as monochromatic black and white that will never go out of style. Set the tone with them and then add pops of colour with accessories, fresh flowers, and artwork. If your kitchen is open to the rest of the house, go with a softer contrast colour scheme to keep it from taking over the room.
Lighting Is Key
Lighting a modern kitchen with no showy hanging items sounds straightforward, doesn’t it? It’s a little more complicated than that, to be sure. Diverse, adaptable, and smart lighting is required in the kitchen. Keep your workstations well-lit with downlights, track lighting or one or two hanging pendant lights to ensure that you can get the job done. A futuristic look may be achieved with LED strip lighting on the bottom of overhead cupboards or your island bench.
Clients pick us as their kitchen designer for their new construction or remodelling project because of our vision, creativity, high-quality workmanship, and great customer service. Call us now at (03) 9042 2815 to get started on your ideal kitchen and talk to one of our designers about your colour scheme.