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How To Design a Modern Kitchen

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Kitchen design is consistently a hot topic in the home decor world, and picking out the right design and setup for your home can be a challenging task. Whether you are remodeling, designing in a brand new home, or just looking for a way to bring some life to your kitchen, the choices are seemingly endless for what you can do with your kitchen design.

One of the most popular design themes in recent years is modern decor. With its crisp lines, dark and light contrasting shades, along with new age fixtures, a modern kitchen is an excellent route for many homes. If you are looking to implement this style into your home, take a look at some of these design tips and tricks to properly pull it off.


Arguably one of the most talked about elements of any kitchen design, the countertops play a huge part in creating a proper modern theme in your kitchen.

Picking out the proper material is the first step on your list of decisions, and opting for a balanced, even toned material is ideal for the modern look.

As far as stone is concerned, quartz and marble are the ideal options are the produce beautiful finishes without the multi-grain distraction of granite. They are also less expensive which make them an easy decision for many. If you are against stone for your countertops, stainless steel is making a push in the modern look and can bring a fantastic touch if you have modern stainless steel appliances in your home as well.

Another bonus touch to your countertop setup is opting for the waterfall effect. By having the countertop "spill" over the sides and to the floor, this adds another elegant aesthetic appeal which should be present in every modern kitchen.



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The appliances can make or break any kitchen design, and the modern look is no exception. One of the most popular ways to create the modern look in your kitchen is by opting for stainless steel appliances. From your fridge, oven, stovetop, microwave and more, the finish on these items helps bring a clean and futuristic look to your kitchen and add excellent value and aesthetic touch to your space.

Bonus Tip: For an added modern touch, consider installing drawer options for your microwave or extra fridge space. These fantastic pull-out options give the look as extra cabinet space instead of extra stainless steel.

Cabinets and Drawers

Cabinets and drawers are arguably the most important part of any kitchen as they double as a functional and aesthetic piece. For your cabinets and drawer, seamless covers are an excellent route to go. Solid, bold colors can be used to add some excitement, or simply going for white, black, or gray will all create the ideal effect of a sleek and clean finish.

Bonus Tip: Use these areas to introduce some exciting pulls for your cabinetry. Making them hidden from the naked eye is a great way to keep everything beautiful and seamless.

What does your modern kitchen look like? Are you considering this design for your space? Let us know in the comments.

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