Contemporary Kitchens

Defining a Contemporary kitchen…

Contemporary kitchens are used to create space’s with minimal detail and often characterized by clean lines and the use of quite neutral colour palettes. Many contemporary kitchens feature the use different colour sheens from flat matt finishes to full gloss. The choice of finish on a contemporary kitchen is a great indication of the person’s own personality.

Contemporary Kitchens

Our Contemporary kitchens…

The Cropredy contemporary kitchen has been given centre stage as it sits in an area of the house which feeds to many of the other rooms in the property. The kitchen was part of a much larger renovation and was given the task of setting the design tone for the rest of the rooms leading to and from it.

Sleek flat panelled doors and drawer fronts were used to emphasise clean lines. Long bar pulls in brushed stainless steel were added for detail within the design. Curves were a big no, no so every effort was made to incorporate bold 90-degree corners. Colour and the matt sheen finish played a big part in the success of this kitchen with reflectiveness being kept to a minimum.

Contemporary kitchens are used to create space’s with minimal detail

A material that complimented this contemporary kitchen nicely came in the form of a large glass splashback which spanned the entire length of the oven run and returned to wrapped around the window by the kitchen sink.

Clean lines for clean Contemporary Kitchens…

Our contemporary kitchen cabinets are made using the exact same methods and materials to which we apply to all of our other kitchen styles. We are always very conscience of still using our framed cabinets but take a finer approach to the dimensions of the components. To keep the design clean and detail free we use flat fronted doors and drawers to keep the appearance as modern looking as possible.

Adding the right handles to your contemporary kitchen will have a huge impact on the overall look you are trying to achieve. There are many options to choose, from bar pulls to even avoiding handles altogether and opting a push to open system.

How to design your contemporary kitchen…

Remember Contemporary kitchens are meant to be minimalistic and free from clutter.
Things to consider

  • Keep the base cabinets similar so door/drawer lines travel as uninterrupted as possible.
  • If going for a painted finish, choose the sheen level carefully
  • If going for a natural timber finish choose a timber with a close grain pattern and also consider which direction the grain will run (vertically or horizontally). Keep it the same if possible.
  • Choice of handles or no handles. Colour of handles is also worth taking some time over.
  • Style of appliances make a difference
  • Colour of and choice of worktops.
  • Use of lighting. Lighting is much better suited to contemporary kitchens rather than that of say a Shaker kitchen.

By considering these suggestions for a clean-lined contemporary kitchen you will be well on your way to having the knowledge to tackle a kitchen design of our own.

The team at Cherrywood are always happy to help so if you have any questions please contact us.

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