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Tips for Designing a Modern Kitchen

The kitchen has slowly become the all-purpose room of every home. It’s not only where we cook, it’s where our families gather to talk, celebrate, eat, and enjoy each other’s company. So, when it comes to a kitchen remodel, we know that style decisions are not easy to make. You might have considered a modern kitchen design in the past, but after looking up hundreds of pictures, you’re just not sure how or why some designs work and some don’t. That’s where Norfolk Kitchen & Bath comes in! We want to help you with your modern kitchen style by offering a few small tips.

Consider clean lines

One of the many reasons people love modern kitchens is that it feels and looks seamless. While choosing your kitchen cabinets, think about a “flat” face, using modest hardware, and even consider hidden hinges to keep a single, cohesive look. For countertops, you might be in the market for a quartz or granite with little color variation in its pattern.Open kitchen with a modern look in a small space

Think of “out-of-sight” storage solutions

Just as we mentioned before, it’s all about the clean lines! You’ll notice many modern kitchens have “every day” appliances and other cooking materials stored away to allow the countertops and cabinets to stand on their own. There are many innovative and effective storage solutions for cabinets that make your organization easier than ever before, and keep your counters free of clutter.

Work your large appliances into the design

“Hidden but functional” is our theme, and this translates well to your large appliances! Many modern kitchens have smooth, glass stove tops, and dishwashers and refrigerators that have panels custom designed to look like just another cabinet on a wall.

Be creative with materials

Modern kitchens move away from the “traditional” and that can be the niche you were looking for in your design. For example, instead of a ceramic backsplash, some homeowners used treated wood, stainless steel, and other materials to give a visual interest unlike other designs you often see.

Don’t be scared of color

It is often effective in modern kitchen design to use contrast and pops of colors to your advantage. Many modern kitchens will have vibrant islands and muted wall cabinets, and some also choose a countertop or backsplash that is a little more unique than most traditional options out there.

Whether you decide to stick with your modern design, or maybe you are considering other style options, Norfolk Kitchen & Bath will be here every step of the way. Our designers are more than willing to help you balance your space to incorporate all of your necessities while giving you the aesthetic you didn’t even know you wanted. With more questions about our services and cabinets, please call us today at (877) 336-9652.