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Design Spotlight: Modern Kitchens

Posted on: March 9, 2011

 

Do you want a kitchen that’s exceptionally trendy and stylish?  Do you love kitchen design that offers an endless amount of imaginative freedom, whether you have a smaller kitchen or huge, spacious room?  Do you prefer a unique and distinct style when it comes to your kitchen?  If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then modern kitchens are perfect for you!

Modern Kitchen Countertops

Modern kitchen countertops can be made of a variety of materials, but more often than not the material is man-made rather than natural. It’s not uncommon to see modern countertops made of stainless steel, laminate, frosted glass or concrete, so don’t be afraid to try something out of the ordinary! The best countertop material for you will depend on your individual style and needs. For example, if you want a modern, cutting-edge look but also want a countertop that doesn’t scratch and is easy to clean, you may opt for a glass countertop. If you want a decorative countertop to match the unique design of your modern kitchen, consider a laminate countertop. Laminate countertops come in hundreds of colors, patterns and finishes.

The beauty of modern kitchens is that they can be minimalist or over the top; they can be modular with horizontal lines or they can be abstract with curved shapes. Pick the overall modern kitchen style you like, and choose countertops that will accentuate that look and feel.

Modern Kitchen Countertops

Modern Kitchen Cabinets

The appeal of modern kitchen cabinets is the decorative versatility they offer.  Stainless steel cabinets are not only durable but sleek and distinctive as well.  If you want something a bit more traditional with simple elegance that also complements contemporary appearances, go for dark stained wood cabinets.  No matter what material your cabinets are made of, keep in mind modern kitchens rely on sharp lines and angles.

Think creative freedom when it comes to the colors of modern kitchen cabinets; the kitchen can be bright and colorful or white and sleek.  The sky is the limit!  If you want to veer away from the typical black, vibrant colors like green, yellow, blue and red add color to your modern kitchen and strike a nice balance with wood, glass or stainless steel surfaces.

Modern Cabinets

Modern Kitchen Floors and Walls

As is the case for your modern cabinets and countertops, don’t limit yourself to one material for the walls and floors!  Many surfaces fit in with modern kitchen design.  If you are looking for something that offers a wide variety when it comes to colors and patterns, laminate flooring is the way to go.  Laminate floors are also relatively inexpensive, so when it’s time for an upgrade, replacement won’t be too costly!  Looking for something a bit sleeker?  Porcelain tiles look very natural and smooth, the perfect touch for modern kitchens.

Don’t forget about the walls, which can have a large impact on the appearance of your kitchen!  There are many looks to choose from.  A mosaic backsplash can add elegant character; black and white tiles give the room a more contemporary appearance.  Modern kitchens depend on geometric elements, so tiles – whether they are on the floors or walls – are a fantastic choice.  Modern kitchen walls and floors perfectly contrast colorful cabinets, giving your kitchen vigor and that futuristic, contemporary appearance.

Modern Kitchen Walls

Modern Kitchen Accessories

Think shapes and more shapes for your modern kitchen!  While angular lines are good, distinct shapes not normally found in kitchens can truly modernize the room.  Give your modern kitchen personality!

Modern Kitchen Features

Glass, silver, acrylic and stainless steel – these are your friends when it comes to decorating modern kitchens.  How about a cube clock or square bowls on a shelf above the sink?  Or try an eccentric shaped accessory to add more energy to the room.  Modern kitchens promote distinction and creativity, so don’t be afraid to walk a bit on the wild side!

Modern kitchens are designed to be stylish and functional, whether you’re cooking with the family or hosting a dinner party for twenty guests.  If you want to design a stunning modern kitchen or transform your kitchen to a modernized masterpiece, call Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens or visit our showroom conveniently located in Rockville, Maryland today!

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