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Contemporary Kitchens

What are the elements on a contemporary kitchen?

A popular contemporary style laminate kitchen providing the matte look.  The great advantage to matte finish kitchens is there is no reflection of light, fingerprints or imperfections from wear or tear compared to the glossy counterparts.  Matte finishes can also look more consistent not reflecting other light into the product.  This kitchen is super easy to keep clean and will suit any home.

Full Overlay Cabinets

Cabinets help to define the design style of a kitchen. Full overlay cabinets are cabinets where little or none of the door frame shows, making the layout appear seamless. Two door styles are dominant in Contemporary kitchen design: slab front and Shaker-style. Both have simple lines. 

Horizontal Lines

The design of a Contemporary kitchen focuses on linear congruence. You will see horizontal lines in the way components are used. This includes:

  • Layout of cabinets and counters
  • Flooring
  • Backsplash and tile accents

Geometric Forms

Think back to your days in high school learning the principles of geometry. Angles, curves, circles, squares, triangles, rectangles, diamonds, globes, boxes and other geometric forms are important accents in Contemporary-style kitchen design. Look for geometric shapes within your kitchen.

Simple, Sleek Hardware

Bar shaped hardware has been a “traditional” choice for Contemporary-style kitchens. The rule of thumb for hardware is sleek and simple, not ornate. Finishes can vary but stainless steel, brushed nickel and chrome are popular selections.

Natural Elements

Contemporary-style kitchen designs combine elements found in nature such as wood and stone as well as glass. Among the products used are travertine tile on walls and floors, wood flooring, wood finish cabinets, granite counters and glass used for cabinet inserts, shelves, light fixtures and counters.

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