When you’re planning a kitchen, there are so many styles to choose from, how do you know what you decide on won’t date too quickly? That’s the beauty of a contemporary kitchen design; it brings together all the essential elements for a space that will provide practical style value year after year.
The thinking behind contemporary kitchens
The thinking behind a contemporary kitchen design is complete convenience. As a result, everything is clean and sleek. Minimalism and balance reign supreme. Smooth lines, flat surfaces and clever designs ensure the kitchen runs efficiently without compromising on style and beauty.
Here we reveal the six essential ingredients for contemporary kitchens:
1. Sleek cabinets
Sleek cupboards and drawers are the backbones of a contemporary kitchen, and within this handles are becoming a choice, rather than a necessity. There are a few different ways to achieve this ultra-modern and uncluttered look – using electric touch, mechanical opening or an integral finger grip. Whichever you choose, the result is always the same: seamless, modern and functional.
2. Only natural
It’s only natural that light, natural hues are the choice for contemporary kitchens. Ranging from shades of soft white through to pale warm greys and taupe, they stay looking fresh without the risk of dating. Glossy finishes are also a wonderful way to reflect more light through the space.
3. Clever drawers
Look out for the latest intelligent drawers systems from the likes of Hafele and Blum. More and more we are seeing drawers used in place of base cabinets and to maximise space in previously awkward places.
4. Integrated appliances
While stainless steel appliances have long been the mark of contemporary kitchens, fully integrated appliances are fast taking the lead. Everything from coffee machines to dishwashers is hidden behind cabinetry providing a seamless finish.
5. Square benches
Materials such as Caesarstone, Quarella, Corian and Laminex remain popular for contemporary kitchen bench tops. Choose from an array of light, natural shades and whites, perhaps with a discreet ‘fleck’ or pattern for added textural interest. For the bench top profile, pencil round and square edges provide a clean, contemporary finish.
6. Glass splash backs
Custom glass splash backs provide a seamless, modern finish that will perfectly complement the contemporary design.
At Attard’s Kitchens & Cabinetry, we are experts in contemporary kitchen design and can help you achieve your dream contemporary kitchen in Sydney. Check out our online gallery or book an appointment to visit our showroom for inspiration!