It wasn’t too long ago when kitchens were almost an afterthought in homes. They were modest, mainly functional spaces that were tucked away in the back of the house.
Today, the kitchen is much more. Homeowners now realize that functionality doesn’t have to take priority over style and grace. Instead, kitchens today are more beautiful than ever while allowing the homeowner to consistently cook up fresh homemade meals with ease.
To help you achieve a modern kitchen that fits that description, here are four details to consider including in your next kitchen redesign.
Smart Kitchen Features
We’ve been hearing about the rise of smart kitchens for a few years now, but is it worth it? We say yes because you can customize just how ‘smart’ you want your kitchen to be. Perhaps it’s just a smart automatic hand soap dispenser like this one from Umbra. Not only does it look good, but the fact that it is automatic means you can reduce the spread of bacteria around your kitchen.
Or, perhaps you’d like to go all-in on the smart kitchen mantra and include many of these smart kitchen appliances. This consists of a smart WiFi instant pot, automatic pan stirrer with timer, and a smart fridge with a “family hub.”
Darker and Natural Cabinet Colors
Remember in the 90s and early 2000s when white, bright cabinets were all the rage? White is still an excellent option for cabinets, but there is no doubt that darker, more natural cabinet materials and colors are growing in popularity.
At Puustelli, we offer beautiful, authentic Scandinavian cabinets in both dark and natural tones. Of course, because white will always be a solid choice, we offer modern white cabinets. To achieve a contemporary kitchen, the cabinetry is a great place to start because it is such a significant feature of any kitchen. If you’re interested in getting new cabinets for your home, reach out to Puustelli USA today.
We are currently open for scheduled appointments, in addition to virtual meetings too! We’d love to meet you and help you find the perfect cabinets to achieve the modern look you desire for your kitchen.
Streamlined, Minimalist Design, Materials, and Textures
Modern kitchens today feature a minimalist design with streamlined materials and textures (which is another reason why Scandinavian cabinets are such a great option). Instead of choosing features and elements that feel like separate pieces, the key to a modern kitchen is to make the space flow throughout. Choosing similarly colored and textured materials are one way to achieve this. Take a look at this kitchen, which perfectly encapsulates what a streamlined, minimalist kitchen design looks like (and they even did it with white cabinets too!).
Tiles are a thing of the past when it comes to kitchens. Taking their spot as the primary choice for kitchens is wood flooring. Hardwood flooring is an elegant, modern option for all kitchens. However, ceramic is also a solid choice, and thanks to technological advances, ceramic can come in all sorts of styles to fit your design preferences. For example, you can even choose ceramic tiles that are made to look exactly like hardwood flooring. This provides the benefit of hardwood flooring’s look, but with much more easy upkeep.
Continued Reading on Modern Kitchen Design
If you’re interested in reading more about how to create a contemporary kitchen, here are some other great articles to dive into:
- Scandinavian Kitchens: Looks, Function, and Why They Aren’t Going Anywhere Anytime Soon
- High-End Kitchen Design: The Features You Need to Create a Luxury Kitchen
- 5 Durable Kitchen Cabinets That Don’t Sacrifice Looks For Function
- Kitchen Trends 2020: Get Inspired With These Gorgeous Kitchen Details For the New Year
Good luck with your new kitchen redesign, and don’t forget to consider giving us a call to help out! Whether you know for sure that Scandinavian cabinets are what you’re looking for or just want to learn more about what makes them so great, we’re happy to help you find the perfect solution to achieving the kitchen of your dreams!