You Can Have a Modern Kitchen Without Sacrificing Functionality

You Can Have a Modern Kitchen Without Sacrificing Functionality

There is a common misconception that you can’t have the modern kitchen of your dreams without sacrificing functionality. We are here to tell you that you can have both! Modernity is usually linked with minimalism, which can be a difficult feat when designing a modern kitchen. Whatever your design preferences are, there is a list of standard kitchen features:

  • Cabinets/Shelves 
  • Countertops
  • Appliances
  • Dishes 
  • Cooking Utensils 

Modern Kitchen Design: The Essentials

Open Floor Plan: Modern kitchen floor plans have defined zone divisions, with monochromatic palettes that emphasize the main features of the space. 

Modern Elements: The basic idea of a modern kitchen is incorporating modern materials and high-tech accessories. 

Clean Spaces: Modern kitchen room designs, aim to have a clean layout by using hidden outlets and customized storage solutions, to maintain an uncluttered appearance. 

To successfully create a modern kitchen, you have to make it look like there’s not much, while there is everything. 

How to Minimize Features for Your Modern Kitchen Design 

Custom Storage 

Have customized storage, such as pull-out shelving and open shelving made for your kitchen to maximize every square inch of your space. 

Thin Countertop Slabs

You should be on the lookout for thin countertop slabs like quartz. Wood is also a great option for those looking to add warmth to their kitchen. 

Sleek Hardware

Sticking to a simple design theme, modern kitchens will have sleek hardware complement simple cabinet styles. Opt for pulls rather than knobs, and silver or gold over bronze, when choosing accessories. The key to successfully creating a modern kitchen is to focus on the materials, as opposed to decorative components to keep the space clean and open. 

Low-Profile Furniture 

If your kitchen features a dine-in area, you should consider investing in low-profile furniture. Some great options include acrylic tables or chairs, which are transparent and give off a “barely-there” vibe that modern kitchens call for. They offer the functionality that you are looking for while remaining true to the modern design aesthetic.

Use Baskets or Boxes for Extra Storage 

Baskets and boxes are a great way to add a decorative element to your kitchen, which allows you to store various items in your kitchen without having to give up a cabinet box or creating a new shelving system. 

If you are interested in modernizing your kitchen, come see us at LeenLong and let us help you through the process. Whether you are in the beginning stages of planning or are ready to get started, we offer our guidance and expertise to ensure that you will be satisfied with the finished product.