The traditional role of the kitchen in your home means it is more than just a place to prepare and cook food; it is the room at the heart of family life, a place where you can sit and relax with a meal or entertain friends and family over a lavish meal. A contemporary style kitchen will provide surroundings which are stylish and yet simple with clean lines helping avoid clutter.
A contemporary kitchen design will achieve simplicity whilst remaining functional and offering an efficient working space for you to tackle those everyday chores, such as cooking dinner or doing homework with the children. A minimalist style will provide a light airy space and some of the latest materials, such as stainless steel and granite, will provide an easy to care for kitchen.
Contemporary kitchens consist of a wide variety of materials and colours and the décor you choose should reflect your lifestyle choices. For instance, if you have a small kitchen space you may want to consider having kitchen appliances such as your microwave wall mounted to free up some of your worktop area, or some shelving to store glassware, leaving room in your cabinets for other items that may not be used as often. A smaller space may benefit from a pure white kitchen with splashes of colour in your appliances, walls and flooring.
A family who eats together in the dining room may want to use all their kitchen space for the preparation and cooking of food and not have a kitchen table or breakfast bar, creating much more space in small kitchens. A kitchen island is a versatile option for any contemporary kitchen and whether mobile or fixed they supply extra preparation area with storage space below the work surface. An island can also double up as a table for the children to enjoy a snack or as a coffee bar when friends call round.
Whether you choose a traditional layout or more modern design, planning your new kitchen can be a complex task as you have to ensure that you have work surfaces that are durable and easy to care for, as well as keeping their appearance over a length of time. A contemporary kitchen design will often feature appliances built into your kitchen units or wall mounted to save space.
The colour you use is a strong feature of any kitchen design and popular colours include grey, earth tones, black lacquered finishes and red. Stainless steel is popular as well as a marble finish or stained wood. As long as your kitchen is clutter free and designed to offer maximum efficiency, just about any colour can be used in the design.
At Wickes we offer a design consultancy service either in the nearest store to your home or we can offer a home service. Using our professional design service as well as our installation service will ensure that you maximise your available kitchen space as well as having a contemporary kitchen that will fulfil the requirements of your family.