Series: Selecting the Right Materials for Your Design Style: Contemporary

Tapping into your personal style of home décor can be an exciting endeavor. Granite Transformations makes the process seamless by helping you coordinate the perfect combination of cabinets, countertop and backsplash to create the beautiful space you’ve always dreamed of.

In this blog, we are featuring contemporary styles that showcase the perfect combination of products from Granite Transformations to reveal the look and feel you’re striving for.

Contemporary Style

Contemporary Design Style is the perfect balance of modern and chic. This style is expressed through clean lines and a fresh take on elegance. Keep in mind that “less is more” when trying to achieve a contemporary look. Smooth profiles and a strong emphasis on line and form are two essentials of good design. When choosing shades, experts say to go with undertones that add interest. (An example of this would be cream with a touch of green). Overall, contemporary design is all about what isn’t there as much as what is. Open spaces can take on a more sculptural quality and are well-suited for large-scale furnishings, art and accents.

Contemporary Kitchen: Look #1

Contemporary Kitchen: Look #1

Contemporary Kitchen: Look #2

Contemporary Kitchen: Look #2

Contemporary Kitchen Featured Products

One of the beauties of designing a contemporary kitchen is the freedom to use elements from varying styles. Most often, the look includes cutting-edge design and technology and the use of new trends and materials. Homeowners are opting for sleek, stylish designs with high-functioning electronics (like built-in coffee makers, high-performance hoods, and induction cooktops, as examples). When it comes to choosing the right materials, experts say “what’s old is new again” ­– with a new twist on functionality and the use of multiple, layered materials with pattern and texture. Quartz and glass countertops are among the hottest trends in kitchen design (without having to worry about maintenance concerns). Glass mosaic tile backsplashes are becoming a favorite with homeowners, who can now express their personalities through the use of different materials. (Some say it’s their new unique kitchen accessory that allows them to express themselves.)

Contemporary Kitchen Materials

Contemporary Bathroom: Look #1

Contemporary Bathroom: Look #1

Contemporary Bathroom: Look #2

Contemporary Bathroom: Look #2

Contemporary Bathroom Featured Products

When designing a contemporary bathroom, experts say to think minimalistic. Unbroken horizontal lines are the foundation to setting the tone. Cabinets and vanities will have sharp, clean edges, smooth surfaces, single panes and basic hardware – without moldings, face frames or any type of ornamental accents. Countertops are typically quartz. Asian themes work well for a contemporary look, and they follow a more stripped-down approach and leave the space feeling clutter-free. To add interest and drama, designers may use contrasting colors to create a “wow” factor. Overall, contemporary bathroom designs are for those who like everything in its place, lending to a clean, neat and clutter-free space.

Contemporary Bathroom Featured Products

You can achieve these looks (and so many more) by choosing Granite Transformations products. If you are interested, schedule a free in-home design consultation for a free estimate today.

Check out our beautiful new quartz colors from our Trascenda Collection here.