Add Modern Style to Your Kitchen
Reflective surfaces and high-tech materials aren't the only design details ideal in a modern kitchen.
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November 24, 2014
By: Susan Kleinman
Less Is More
It's all about clean, rectilinear lines and neutral colors in this modern kitchen. Multitoned terrazzo flooring adds subtle color and delineates the space from the adjacent dining room. Design by designer Alan Tanksley; photography by Peter and Kelley Gibeon
Accent lights below the wall-hung cabinets illuminate the floor and the cabinetry panels above the tall cabinets were custom-fitted for one long, neat line. Wood on the ceiling and island base softens the look. Design by Edward Scirghi; photography by Ivan Cruz
Bold Meets Practical
Clutter is out and color is in. Sleek, minimalist yellow cabinets are the star of the modern-style galley kitchen. Stainless steel appliances, counter, range hood and industrial pendant lights complete the look.
Miniature in size but maximum in modern style, this kitchen features bright red upper cabinets and lots of metallic shimmer. Design by Jill Greene of Sand Castle Kitchens; photography by Ron Rosenzweig
Airy and Industrial
Caesarstone doesn't just top the cabinets in this kitchen, it envelops them, creating a bold, modern look. Design by Jamie Gold, AKBD; co-design by Terry Smith and Kevin Heinly; photography by Doyle Terry
Large windows bring the natural world into this modern kitchen. The honed-granite countertops and backsplash echo the greenery outdoors. Photo courtesy of TMS Architects
Modern: Made to Order
Unadorned, curved cabinets lend a modern influence. Thick concrete countertops are durable and functional, and commercial-style stainless steel appliances allow for serious cooking. Design by John Petrie, CMKBD; photography by Carl Socolow