Sue LeVee, Kitchen Designer
Can I do a contemporary
kitchen in the middle of suburbia?
“Contemporary is the watchword for North American kitchen
design, according to the 2015 Kitchen & Bath Design Trends report from the
National Kitchen & Bath (NKBA).”
Are all these kitchens in urban loft-style
homes? No, actually they are your neighbors.
“The rise of contemporary and transitional kitchen designs
have been swift. Both styles have increased in specifications by more than 15
percentage points in just four years.” –NKBA
We are doing sleek, modern kitchens in all
styles of homes. This clean, linear style has great appeal. The simple, crisp
lines are pleasing to the eye, and easy to care for.
This home was featured in Naperville Magazine.
The kitchen is perfectly modern, from the light fixtures at the ceiling, to the
sleek cabinetry, to the touches of chrome and bright accent color. Interesting
materials and textures keep this large open space feeling welcoming.
Think Sleek. Glossy. Chrome. Linear, with the
emphasis on horizontal. Dramatic lighting. Cutting-edge appliances. Glass.
We did this suburban kitchen in high gloss laminate
and Charcoal stained maple. Open and bright, it allows the view outside to be
the focal point.
So maybe you’re thinking about Contemporary. These
smart European frameless ‘slab’ door styles are drawn straight from Italy. Paired
with minimalist hardware and décor, and even touches of Industrial design, this style is
fun and exciting to design in!
This suburban kitchen used many contemporary elements: the glass in the cabinets, the brushed stainless backsplash, the industrial flavored shelving and hardware, and the wire track lighting. Keeping the colors and materials consistent throughout the first floor allows the kitchen to flow beautifully with the rest of the home's other more traditional furnishings.
by Sue LeVee
Labels: contemporary cabinets, Contemporary Kitchen, Design Inspiration, Kitchen Design