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What’s Your Style? A Close Look at Contemporary Kitchens


When you are considering remodeling your kitchen, you likely have a style in mind—even if you don’t know what the style is called. Kitchens can range from traditional to industrial to farmhouse to contemporary—and some designers parse even closer and differentiate between rustic farmhouse and modern. Whatever you call it, your kitchen will end up with a style, and the cabinetry, countertop material, colors, and finishes all contribute. A well-designed kitchen considers how all of these elements work together—the better they work into a coordinated style, the more likely your new kitchen is to “wow.”

We wanted to take a closer look at the various trending styles, and help you give a name to your vision. Not only will this help you end up with the kitchen you are dreaming of, but it will help you get there faster. Knowing your desired style narrows your choices, making the process of selections far less overwhelming. This way, when you are deciding on cabinets, styles, finishes, and more, your search can be limited to elements that will line up with the kitchen of your dreams.

Today, we will take a look at what makes a kitchen “Contemporary.”

What is contemporary?

Contemporary kitchens are minimalist—you won’t see anything ornate, patterned, or carved. With contemporary, less is more when it comes to finishes. They don’t have to be boring, though—colors can be mixed with a wood tone to add interest. Also, color in your decor will truly pop in this style of kitchen. Contemporary is often referred to as “timeless,” never going in or out of style.

What will you see in contemporary kitchens?

  • Clean, crisp lines
  • High gloss or matte solid colors
  • Vertical or horizontal grains

What words describe a contemporary kitchen?

  • Uncluttered
  • Sleek
  • Geometric

What goes with the style?

Stainless steel appliances or even built-in appliances work very well in a contemporary kitchen. Contemporary kitchens work well in any sized kitchen—and the geometric minimalist style gives the appearance of a larger kitchen.

Photos feature a gorgeous contemporary kitchen remodel we recently completed in Trout Valley. Learn more about this kitchen and check out a before and after!

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