May 24th, 2017 | Kitchens
If you think contemporary kitchen design has to be cold and stark, think again. Modern, clean-lined kitchens can be just as inviting as traditional ones if warmth and a welcoming vibe are made priorities during the design process. This was the case for a cutting-edge kitchen remodel we recently completed in a contemporary home in Bedford, Massachusetts.
The home was modern in every sense of the word, and the homeowner wanted to maintain this style, while at the same time creating a space where friends and family felt comfortable and relaxed. The key to finding a happy medium among these priorities was using texture and color to offset minimalist design.
Here’s a closer look at the design:
The exterior of the home reflects the homeowner’s modern taste.
Inside, we started the kitchen design with flat-front cabinetry to offer the simple, chic look that’s the hallmark of contemporary design. From there, we chose a bright white veneer for all of the lower cabinetry to give the room a fresh, airy feel. Here’s where the warmth comes in: we used a warm walnut wood for the floor-to-ceiling storage along the end wall and for the seating-side of the island.
Artisan-style lighting adds another organic counterpoint to the clean design and brings texture to the room.
As for the functional elements of the kitchen design, we went with top-of-the-line German appliances from Miele and Thermador, as well as highly-efficient LEICHT cabinets boxes which are designed to maximize storage.