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Contemporary

 

Contemporary Kitchen Styles

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Design and construction for entire home by Hahka Kitchens, 2010

 

 

Contemporary kitchens tend to be described as modern, minimalist and geometric. The characteristics include horizontal lines, asymmetry and a lack of molding and other ornamentation. Materials often are man-made rather than natural: stainless steel, laminate, glass, concrete, chrome and lacquer.

 

Contemporary encompasses styles from the 1940s to the present, with Europe—especially Italy, Germany and Scandinavia—leading the way.

 

Expect to see:

  • Frameless cabinets with oversized hardware.

  • Cabinet material: stainless steel; white or bold-colored laminate; or subtly grained woods such as birch, ash or mapleCabinet door style: slab or horizontal lift-up.

  • Frosted glass inserts
  • Stainless steel and other metallic accents

  • Curved cabinets and counters 

 

Contemporary styles: Art Modern, Futurism, Functionalism, Modern, Post-Modern.