The Keys to a Contemporary Kitchen

Kitchen design has come a long way in the last several years. In today’s world of kitchen design, the name of the game is “space.” Rarely do families have the time for a meal at a dinner table in a formal dining room anymore. So a contemporary kitchen has taken on the role of dining room. In order to have a comfortable area where one can cook and eat, you need to maximize the space.

Traditional kitchen design still has its place. In fact, it is becoming “retro chic” to create a modern kitchen, with modern appliances and conveniences, that resembles a kitchen from the 1960s or 1970s. But most homeowners across the country who are remodeling are turning to a more minimalist design in order to maximize space.

Wooden cabinets remain the leading choice for kitchen storage across the country, but in updated looks like exotic woods and colorful paint colors. Many homeowners are choosing new surfaces, such as aluminum, bamboo, high-gloss lacquer, or semi-translucent glass. And forget handles and other hardware, modern cabinets have sliding doors or touch latches.

One easy way to combine kitchen and dining room into one is installing a kitchen island. Built to mimic the design of your cabinets and countertops, a kitchen island is an interesting, eye-catching, and practical addition to any kitchen. Many homeowners designing a new kitchen in Annapolis are adding a kitchen island in order to eliminate the need for a dining room, and free up space in another room in the house.

For full kitchen functionality, sleek, technologically advanced appliances are a necessity. That means smaller refrigerators with features like precise temperature control. Some even have built in vide screens and Wi-Fi connections. These “smart” appliances help transform an outdated kitchen into a center for family activity.

Smaller appliances, like coffee makers and toaster ovens, require counter space. Those counters need to be both beautiful and durable. Contemporary counter tops are far thicker than traditional counter tops, and are most often made from granite, marble, or wood. Easily customizable, you’ll be able to choose the exact counter top you are looking for, and match it with the rest of the décor in your trendy new kitchen.

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