Today, contemporary kitchen designs are made for ultimate ease and comfort while meeting culinary needs. If redesigning your kitchen is the future for you, first research the type of style that fits your vision. Do you love a country theme with a dash of contemporary? Consider a buttermilk finish for your cabinets and contemporary lighting, finished with stainless steel appliances. Do you want something that’s a little less country and leans more on the contemporary side? Stainless steel appliances, a darker cabinet finish, and granite counter tops would be the perfect touch.
Recessed lighting is also a great way to illuminate your kitchen in a contemporary way instead of the standard one light that is typically put in homes. Bamboo hard wood flooring is becoming quite popular as well as a brushed nickel finish on the faucet. If you have a bar area, install drop lighting with a contemporary globe. That will add a little zest to the look.
Granite and marble countertops are quite popular, but there are also other options. Stainless steel is a newer option, but be careful as that type of surface will scratch easily and is hard to clean. Butcher block counter tops are also a good option if you do a lot of cooking.
Travertine flooring is the next wave of contemporary looks for your kitchen. Travertine comes in a variety of different colors from beige to gold. Something to consider about travertine in your kitchen, however, is that it is a natural stone and it will react with anything acidic such as orange juice, lemonade or any time of fruit juice. If those are typically in your kitchen, you might want to consider moving on to something a little sturdier.