Planning to Revamp Granny’s Kitchen Into Something More Contemporary? Here’s How

Let’s face it, your kitchen has been around for years, and it’s time to give it a new look. With all the new equipment that’s out in the market, you might be tempted to make a purchase. And we know that you think you’re old kitchen does not need a renovation, but do the new appliances match the design of your old kitchen?

Probably not.

How about turn your cooking space upside down and give it a more contemporary look? Contemporary kitchens are more in trend nowadays, and you can guarantee that our experts at Alexandria Kitchen & Bath Studio can design you the kitchen you’ve always dreamed of.

So what would it take to give you a more contemporary kitchen?

With our years of expertise, we cite some of the elements that make up a contemporary kitchen setting:

It’s clutter-free and sleek

The highlight of a contemporary kitchen is its open and sleek design, which is often composed of clean lines, crisp edges, and neutral hues. This can be emphasized through your furniture and appliances, from your silver refrigerators to your marble countertops. Furthermore, using light-reflecting glass tiles also adds consistency to its simplistic design.

It uses a more contemporary palette

As mentioned before, a contemporary kitchen would use neutral hues, such as gray, white, cherry red, and the likes. However, it doesn’t mean your kitchen has to look dull and monotonous. You can add a touch of bold colors that harmonize with your neutral tones, like goldenrod, modern red-orange, and poppy orange.

It has various styles you can choose from

You can choose from three types of contemporary-style kitchens, namely casual contemporary, urban contemporary, and European contemporary.

The casual contemporary kitchen is focused on creating a light and bright kitchen, using softer lines while keeping a sleek design in an informal setting.

On the other hand, the urban contemporary kitchen offers a more modern chic look by using urban materials, like stainless steel, glass, and concrete.

Lastly, the European contemporary kitchen has a more carefree design that uses bold colors and patterns. It would be useful to note that this type of kitchen does not go well with small-sized floor tiles.

It has specific pieces that would make your kitchen really look contemporary

We understand that you might not want to be dictated about what pieces should be placed on your very own contemporary kitchen. However, what we’ve listed are merely suggestions based on our knowledge on interior design, so you can take these with a grain of salt.

Here are the specific pieces we suggest:

Full-Flat Surfaced Cabinets
Having these cabinets will definitely set the ambiance for your kitchen space. Having an overlay cabinet is the best match for it as it defines the absence of doorframes and emphasizes the simple lines.

Modern Appliances
Of course, a contemporary kitchen is never complete without modern appliances. Know your options for modern kitchen appliances by going to your local appliance stores or ask our professionals for expert help.

Simple and Natural-Looking Hardware
Going contemporary doesn’t mean you lose sight of the natural elements that bring life to your kitchen. Have kitchen tools made of wood, stone, or glass to complement the design of your cooking space.

Do you want to renovate your kitchen and give it a more contemporary look? Ask help from our professionals to give you designs that will bring your dream kitchen to life.

Alexandria Kitchen & Bath Studio
1502 King Street Alexandria, Virginia 22314