When you’re about to undertake a kitchen renovation it’s a good idea to investigate the most popular kitchen styles flourishing in the modern design world. Here are three trendy ideas and design topics that will provide you with a beautiful and functional space to cook and entertain.
Modern Kitchen Design
Sleek and slick are the buzzwords behind modern and ultra-modern kitchen design these days. One of the most common and popular design themes for kitchens these days is the industrial look. This style presents a cold and professional look that means business. Within many modern designs stainless steel appliances and cooking utensils dominate, and both countertops and floors are made from stone. Concrete and slate are most popular for floors, while granite tends to dominate modern countertops.
The entire modern kitchen design aesthetic elevates utility and function above all else. All the materials involved in modern designs are highly resistant to staining and damages, which makes them easy to clean and to maintain. By elevating utilitarian designs to an art form, the modern kitchen is both highly attractive and highly functional- even if it can be a bit intimidating at first glance.
Country Kitchen Design
There are few designs these days more popular than country kitchen designs. Drawing on the warmth and down-home feelings of rural living, a country kitchen will make anyone feel welcome and cared for.
The warmth of a country kitchen is largely provided by the materials they incorporate. Most trade off sleek stainless steel for burnished metal and hide their modern appliances (such as Subzero refrigerators) behind hardwood paneling. Country kitchen designs usually incorporate wrought iron and wooden cooking utensils, plates and bowls; tapestries and ceramics; and friendliness over the cold industrial styling of many modern kitchen designs. Country Kitchens incorporate as many earth tones and deep, warm, rich colors as possible.
Small Kitchen Design
Unlike larger kitchen spaces (which provide you with more design freedom) small kitchens need to be optimized for function before you take aesthetics into consideration. More than anything else, it’s important that you are able to accomplish all of your cooking tasks as comfortably as possible when you’re working in a limited space.
Hooks for hanging utensils and magnetic strips for storing knives makes good use of wall space and will free up the counter space. Smaller ovens and stoves are a must, and you will likely have to sacrifice a double sink in favor of a more compact cleaning area. Overhead cabinets are a must, and it’s a good idea to incorporate as many inset appliances as possible.
Once your space is functional there are a few aesthetic tips to take into consideration which will make your kitchen look more spacious than it really is. Mirrored backsplashes multiply the appearance of your space, and light colored or transparent kitchen furniture and appliances will help minimize the appearance of clutter.