A contemporary kitchen design is by no means a simple matter of throwing together some modern appliances with white countertops and cupboards and basking in a zen-like space. It takes time, careful thought and planning to get the best results and a contemporary kitchen you?re happy to call your own.
Start out by considering the space itself. Do you have enough light, both natural and artificial. A contemporary kitchen will succeed or fail based on the levels of light it fills the room with. Windows and light from adjacent rooms are good natural sources of light, but skylights, mirrors and reflective surfaces will also help. In terms of artificial lighting, don?t just consider a bulb in the middle of the room, get far more creative. Think spotlights, task lighting and even LEDs on your kickboard to add subtle levels of light to your contemporary kitchen.
Make sure you don?t neglect picking out a contemporary kitchen floor. Many people forget about the floor and only make the decision in passing. However, the floor you choose for your kitchen has a dramatic effect on the room?s final appearance. This is something many people only realise until it?s too late. There?s no specific tips for picking out contemporary flooring, but ensure it remains consistent with the furniture and appliances you?re looking at.
When picking out your kitchen, remember that contemporary shouldn?t mean sacrificing functionality. You still need to be able to work in this kitchen and even if it looks great, it will fail if you can?t carry out simple tasks. Another important issue is warmth. Contemporary kitchens have traditionally been labelled cold and sterile spaces. To avoid this label, you might want to inject colour into the room by choosing bold tones for cupboard doors and countertops. Many contemporary kitchens use yellows, reds or greens to create warm spaces that are inviting to work in. To keep things contemporary, use reflective materials like steel, glass and marble to create a sleek and clean finish.
These are just some snippets of advice to help you on your way when creating a contemporary kitchen. There is far more to learn but the finished product will leave you feeling incredib