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Key features for a contemporary kitchen

When planning and designing your new kitchen, you will probably notice that different styles of kitchens have different features. And that’s what sets them apart. From the rustic kitchen, with the warm wooden surfaces, to the traditional kitchen, with the decorative cabinets, there are key points that separate kitchens in a variety of ways. And the contemporary kitchen is no different. So when planning your new contemporary kitchen, it is important to make sure that you also include the key features, to really make sure you get your style right. Here at Homematas, we are Preston’s leading kitchen design experts. And we work with homeowners and property developers around Preston and the surrounding region, to deliver high quality kitchen solutions. As a result, we have produced this guide to the key features for a contemporary kitchen.

Key features for a contemporary kitchen

A contemporary kitchen is defined by:

  • sleek, glossy finish
  • colour combinations
  • handleless cabinets

Sleek, glossy finish

A glossy finish for your kitchen cabinets and worksurfaces is integral to a good contemporary kitchen design. So if you really want to create a contemporary kitchen, you need to make sure you opt for a gloss finish on most of your cabinets. You can mix and match gloss and matt cabinets in an interesting way though.

But it’s more than the gloss finish. The style of the cabinet doors is also very important. The kitchen cabinet doors need to be designed in the slab style. Which means there are no decorative or discerning features. This is to fit in with the minimalist principles of contemporary design, that draw attention to the sleek design and straight lines, rather than any decorative factors.

Colour combinations

Contemporary kitchens tend to use two or three colours. One as the background colour, one for the cabinets, and another colour to accentuate particular features. You should consider your colour scheme very carefully for a contemporary kitchen.

Handleless cabinets

Handleless cabinets are not an essential when creating a contemporary kitchen. But they do help to emphasise the sleek design. This is because handles that jut out, can break up the sleek finish, and distract the eye from the uniform and regimental straight edges. As a result, you might want to consider installing handleless cabinets.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the professionals today, here at Homematas.