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43 Contemporary Kitchens

See the latest and greatest in contemporary kitchen design, including kitchens that incorporate rustic, modern and traditional features while keeping everything definitively up to date.

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Photo: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International. From: Halstead Real Estate and Luxury Portfolio International®.

Contemporary Kitchen Design Ideas

Contemporary kitchens are trending as homeowners look for sleek, clutter-free and easy-to-clean spaces featuring contemporary kitchen cabinets, distinctive lighting, seamless surfaces and hidden appliances. Cooking shows have made many of us long for the kind of work-centric chef's kitchen where we can try out new recipes and which become gathering spots during parties.

A chef's dream, this open concept contemporary kitchen features two islands and a gas range. The neutral color scheme is broken up by accents of gold in the pendant lighting and hardware.

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Photo: Kacey Gilpin Photography. From: Bailey Austin Design.

White Chef Kitchen With Yellow Banquette

This Tulsa home was originally designed by renowned architect Charles Faudree. But as the years passed, its kitchen needed modernizing, especially for homeowners who love to entertain. A bright white palette and lots of gourmet details checked off all the boxes.

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Stowed Away

Dishwasher, refrigerator and even bar stools are all tucked away in this space-saving living room and kitchen combo in a tiny home.

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A Family-Scaled Home

With four boys ranging from ages 12 to 17 (and dog Lucy), downsizing from a 4,700-square-foot home to 2,600 square feet meant that Elizabeth and Curt Nesbitt had to be smart about their space. Their stunning, contemporary Sullivan's Island home on the lush green marsh of the Intracoastal Waterway benefits from an airy, open living room, dining room and kitchen on the home's second floor. Floor to ceiling windows let the light flood in and make the space appear even more expansive. Designer Jenny Keenan worked with the Nesbitts on the smart, chic design of their spacious-feeling home.

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