Modern kitchens provide a crisp and clean appearance and simplify a kitchen's functionality. Reflective surfaces abound in contemporary kitchen designs and reflect the practical side of life. Microwaves and other high-tech appliances and gadgetry adorn the straight lines of simple counters to give an up-to-date feel to the work area. Though blended color and wood schemes are possible with these kitchen designs, the look is commonly defined by chrome, pewter, brass or stainless steel. Sharp edges and defined angles characterize modern kitchens.
Cabinets and cupboards add to the striking effect of the contemporary kitchen designs as chrome or stainless steel storage areas reflect the lighting. Wood is occasionally used to complement the sharp contrast of reflective surfaces. Casement style windows and to-the-point blinds further enhance the contemporary kitchen.
Take a look at the images in this section. You'll find ideas on how to create kitchen designs that reflects your own modern lifestyle.