According to the 2017 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study, the “contemporary style kitchen” is the top design choice among today’s homeowners. Are you considering a kitchen renovation? Or do you want to transition your kitchen to a contemporary look? Whatever your choice, we’ve put together a snapshot of today’s top elements to help you build a contemporary style kitchen. The contemporary style kitchens featured below were all renovated by Granite and Trend Transformations, including development of the design, supplying products and installing them.
Stainless Steel, Cutting-Edge Appliances
Modern stainless-steel appliances are one of the core elements of a contemporary style kitchen. Their sleek look brings harmony and balance to the space while keeping the feel current.
Warm Wood Accents
Wood accents bring a warm and welcoming feel to a contemporary style kitchen while keeping the colors neutral. This is a beautiful way to combine nature with modern simplicity.
Clean Lines and Decorative Lighting
Clean lines are the ultimate showcase in contemporary kitchen design. Minimalist cabinetry with simple hardware and clean white quartz countertops bring a sleek and glamorous look to this modern kitchen. The drop pendant lights are decorative, yet functional, and they elevate the curb appeal of the whole space.
White and Grey Tones
White and grey continue to gain popularity among today’s homeowners, as this elegant color duo brings subtle elegance to any contemporary kitchen. It’s a modern pairing of “chic meets sleek.”
Mix of Shapes, Materials, and Scale
This kitchen features a variety of materials: Wood and metal bar stools, Portland White quartz countertops, simple white Shaker cabinets with brushed nickel half-oval hardware, and gorgeous high-vaulted ceilings that add dimension and interest. The combination of materials and shapes create a contemporary look with modern and traditional elements.
Upgrading kitchen countertops is one of the top tasks of a new kitchen remodel. Quartz is gaining momentum as one of the most popular countertop surfaces, and it is second only to granite. Quartz may well be the ultimate kitchen accessory, because it brings character and class to today’s contemporary style kitchens. Quartz countertops that resemble marble or concrete are especially popular, as can be seen in the Portland White quartz countertop pictured above – which looks like concrete, without all the maintenance.
There can be a lot of patterns in today’s contemporary kitchens – and the backsplash is a great place to showcase them. Glass mosaic tile backsplashes are a particular favorite, and they are a great way for homeowners to express their personalities.