If you’re dreaming of a sleek, modern kitchen, now is a great time to start thinking about redecorating. For some fresh ideas, check out this article that discusses several of the top modern kitchen design trends for 2013.
As the article points out, more and more people are cooking and eating at home in a quest to be healthier, save money and spend quality time with family and friends. The more time you spend in your kitchen, the more you realize the value of a design that is both functional and attractive. Features such as stylish modern kitchen cabinets can create an environment that invites you to start chopping vegetables instead of making you want to call for takeout.
Modern kitchen design trends include the use of bold colors and strong contrasts between darks and lights–such as dark wood cabinets combined with white decor. A streamlined, minimalist design can be achieved by incorporating straight lines, folding doors and recessed handles.
Glossy surfaces give a kitchen a elegant, clean look. Stainless steel remains the top choice for appliances, and marble and natural stone are still popular for countertops and kitchen islands. An extra large island, table, or any sort of large dining/working space can make your kitchen a perfect gathering spot whether you’re entertaining a crowd or just hanging out as a family.
If you’re going for a more informal or eclectic vibe, popular trends include open shelving, sturdy yet lightweight panels and doors, and unique and distinct furniture, light fixtures and appliances. Consider combining different materials, mixing straight and curvy lines, and experimenting with unusual shapes or textures.
For more ideas and inspiration, browse through our Modern Kitchens Gallery where you’ll see a wide variety of examples featuring many of these popular trends. Our high-quality custom cabinets are environmentally friendly and affordable, and our commitment to customer service helps ensure that you’ll end up with beautiful cabinets that fit both your lifestyle and your budget. Contact us to find out more and begin planning your dream kitchen today!