Must-Have Design Ideas for a Contemporary Kitchen

December 12th, 2016 | Kitchens

Designing a kitchen is a daunting process, but narrowing down your style is one of the easiest ways to start finding the right inspiration. If you like a sleek, minimalist look, high-tech appliances, and cutting edge finishes, a contemporary kitchen design is probably the right choice for your home. So what are the design must-haves for this type of space? Here are a few we consider to be essential.

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Custom-Panel Appliances.

A contemporary kitchen is all about seamless design. Custom-paneled appliances are fitted with panels to match your cabinetry, creating the ultimate sleek look.

This extra large island becomes a natural gathering spot.

Lacquered Cabinetry.

Rustic wood tones might work in traditional homes, but in modern ones, high-gloss lacquered cabinetry is the way to go. Keep it understated in a neutral shade like white or gray, or go over-the-top bold with hues like red, navy, or even green.

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Smart Storage.

Contemporary cabinet manufacturers often offer organizational systems for their drawers that are as cutting edge as the design. LEICHT, for example, can outfit drawers and cabinets with custom organizers for spices, stemware, plates, utensils, and more.

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German Appliances.

When you think of German engineering, you might think cars, but the country is just as good at developing industry-leading appliances, too. Brands like Gaggenau, Bosch, Miele, and Thermador offer professional-grade, modern-looking options for ranges, refrigerators, dishwashers, stovetops, warming drawers, and more.


Pop-Up Outlets

The devil is in the details in kitchen design, and with a contemporary space, no standard electrical outlet configuration will do. Pop-up outlets appear with the press of a finger, but tuck away just as easily when not needed to maintain a sleek look.

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A Built-in Espresso Machine

Contemporary design is about both looks and function, which means it’s important to take advantage of modern conveniences when planning your space. One of our must haves is a built-in espresso maker.


Handle-less Cabinetry

Again, contemporary  design is all about clean, uninterrupted lines. Handle-less cabinetry offers the ultimate sleek look.

Love the look of a contemporary kitchen? Our design team can help you get the space of  your dreams. Get in touch with us here or stop by our Wellesley, Ma showroom.

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