Contemporary Kitchen

July 19, 2018
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How to Design a Contemporary Kitchen

A contemporary style kitchen may be just right for you if you love natural materials, the latest technology, and clean lines. While often confused with modern design, which actually refers to mid-century modern, contemporary design encompasses the style of the now which is always changing. A contemporary kitchen features state-of-the-art technology and features with mixed materials and fun accents.

Ready to start your contemporary kitchen remodeling? Here’s how a handyman at Carpentry and Handyman Concepts LLC can help you get your dream kitchen in Wilton, Norwalk, or New Canaan, CT.

State-of-the-Art Technology

One of the hallmarks of a contemporary kitchen is that it features the latest technology and materials. In the past, this may have meant pink or avocado-colored appliances and laminate countertops; today, it means flameless induction cooktops, built-in coffee machines, and heavy-duty, high-performance range hoods. Embrace new trends with smart technology and high-end options like French door ovens, touch-and-swipe range controls, black or red stainless steel, and Bluetooth-enabled appliances.

Don’t overlook the cabinetry when it comes to adding the latest technology. A handyman can add hidden pop-up outlets to the kitchen island, dramatic under-cabinet LED lighting, cabinet doors that open vertically, and beautiful cabinetry that conceals appliances.

New Uses of Materials

Reimagine how traditional materials can be used to create an ultra-sleek and unique kitchen design for your Westport home. While granite or soapstone countertops are great, you can also add custom glass or even concrete countertops. Concrete counters can be gray and polished or they can incorporate inlays, fun colors, and patterns. Your backsplash is another opportunity to use different materials to express yourself. Glass mosaic is popular in contemporary design but you can also incorporate hand-painted tile, full-height marble, or a concrete backsplash.

Geometric Shapes, Textures, and Patterns

Contemporary kitchens in New Canaan and Wilton, CT also combines materials and shapes in interesting and unique ways. Incorporate natural elements like stone and wood with concrete, glass, and stainless steel to create contrasting elements and textures. This can also create a kitchen that’s sleek and clean yet warm and inviting. Don’t be afraid of dramatic shapes like curved range hoods and countertops, upper cabinetry with shifting heights, and stone countertops with raised glass countertop bars.

Embrace geometric shapes like triangles, circles, diamonds, globes, and curves in your kitchen’s light fixtures, counters, furnishings, and decor. Geometric shapes can be used to create storage areas. Geometric cutouts in your bar stools can add intrigue and interest to the bar area. Your eye should bounce around to many areas of the kitchen with a layering effect that feels fresh, fun, and luxurious.

Imagine the possibilities of your kitchen remodeling project with an exciting contemporary design that can be anything you imagine. At Carpentry and Handyman Concepts LLC, we look forward to helping you design the kitchen of your dreams in Norwalk or Westport, Connecticut with a focus on quality craftsmanship and superior customer service.