Whether you’re designing the kitchen of your dreams for a new home or updating your existing kitchen into the 21st century, incorporating modern materials into your design plan can provide aesthetic beauty and practical function. Kitchens tend to provide a gathering place for casual conversation, as well as the source for preparing a tasty meal. Here are some innovative ideas to help you design a modern kitchen with old-fashioned comfort.
Light and Bright
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Cheer up your kitchen space by lighting up the area. Light wall colors make any kitchen appear bright, modern and more spacious. Allow natural sunlight to stream into your kitchen space. Install Roman blinds over windows in playful fabric prints to inject a delightful spark of color into the kitchen area. Mix trendy pendant lights, modern track lighting or recessed ceiling lights with an updated chandelier to provide a lively variety of intriguing luminescent light fixtures.
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Sleek, well-constructed cabinetry adorned with simple, classic hardware symbolizes modern sophistication. Cabinets painted in neutral colors, such as jet black, clean white, soft beige or steel gray enhance the modern kitchen decor. If you prefer a more natural, modern look, stained-wood cabinetry reveals the rich, natural wood grains in the kitchen cabinets. Satin, polished or brushed nickel or chrome hardware accentuate modern cabinetry. Glass doors and open shelves provide ideal spaces for displaying your favorite dishes or stemware.
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Splurge on appliances that convey an instant modern look to your kitchen, while being packed full of the latest convenient features. For example, the Inglis Refrigerator is manufactured with innovative, practical features that is attractively designed to last for many years. White kitchen appliances impart a fresh, modern ambiance, while stainless steel provides a more contemporary, cutting-edge feel.
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A kitchen island supplies an ideal food prep area, convenient storage space and a gathering place to engage in casual conversation. A granite countertop, comfy bar stools and an attractive chopping block blend a modern look with cozy comfort and practical convenience. Colorful seat cushions add a burst of color to mundane bar stools.
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Energize your modern kitchen with potted greenery, flowering plants or a sculpted topiary. Framed botanical prints and an over-size wall clock help to create a modern kitchen accented with a few traditional accessories. A crystal clear bowl brimming over with sunny yellow lemons, fresh green limes or shiny red apples adds visual color and texture to any kitchen. Install a shiny stainless steel or colorful glass backsplash to provide function and aesthetic appeal to a modern kitchen.