The kitchen is often described as the heart of the home as it is a room where you can gather, cook together, eat, play, and dance, plus it is a part of the home that is used each and every day in one way or another. So having a kitchen that is designed to help you to be able to use it as a kitchen, but in a practical way, as well as being able to use it as any other space in the home, is a tricky line to find. Plus, having a new kitchen fitted can be one of the most costly things that you can do to your home. You do tend to get the money back when you sell up, but you need to make sure that the design is just what you are after.
With that in mind, here are some modern, fun, and stylish contemporary kitchen designs, so that next time you head down to a kitchen showroom, you will have an idea of what you are looking to do. Are there any styles that you are loving in particular?
Mix and Match
For things like the kitchen cabinets or the tiles that are in the kitchen, most people will tend to go for exactly the same on the lower units and they do for the higher units. But mixing them up a little, and changing the colours at each level can be a really stylish and modern twist for a kitchen. You can keep the rest of the kitchen fairly plain when you’ve got the colour coming from elsewhere.
In a busy family kitchen it can feel much simpler to cover up everything that you have in the drawers and cupboards. But one way to make the kitchen more practical for you all, as well as give it a more ‘house on the prairie’ vibe is to have some open shelving. When a couple of shelves have things on display, from mugs to bowls, to cookbooks, it can look really cute. Plus, it means they are in easy reach when cooking.
If you want an ultra modern looking kitchen, then the industrial look is a great one for the kitchen. Think bare brick walls (or wallpaper that gives that look), along with copper accessories and earthy tones. Wire baskets, wooden chopping boards, and copper pans are all part of the look.
Use Accessories for Colour
If you have got a kitchen that is fairly plain, then you can add pops of colour through the accessories that you have, rather than having to repaint or get new tiles. You could get things like a kettle, toaster, bread bin, and blender that all match, for instance, or perhaps, are all different colours. It just gives the room a new look, without having to replace the whole thing.
Focus on the Windows
It will depend on the style of your kitchen, as a lot of kitchens have a sink by the window. But if you can, make a focal point out of the window. You could frame it with some cute blinds, or perhaps make more of a window seat out of it, if the sink is placed elsewhere.
Nb. Collaborative post.