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Mar ‘20

Modern Kitchen Design: Cabinets, Pantries & Appliances

Modern kitchen design ties together high design, top-of-the-line appliances and finishes, and functionality.  Modern design considers both small design details as well as the “bigger picture” integrations. 

With thoughtful, custom designs for cabinets, pantries, and overall flow, we’re able to create, remodel, and rebuild kitchens that achieve peak luxury and the highest levels of functionality. 

Textured, Colored Cabinetry 

Cabinets should serve both functional and aesthetic purposes in a luxury modern kitchen.

Contemporary cabinets offer high gloss, matte or textured finishes to accentuate a kitchen’s design. Frameless cabinets emphasize straight, clean lines; dark-wood paneled cabinets offer warmth and texture; and straight or beveled shaker cabinet doors add a touch of detail. 

Choose a black or charcoal cabinet to create a sexy statement, a pop of color for whimsy, or stick to a matte or glossy white to keep your kitchen bright and airy.

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Floor-to-Ceiling Cabinets 

Floor-to-ceiling cabinets are a popular design element used in many luxury kitchens. Not only do they offer thoughtful functionality by providing more room for kitchen storage, but they also help to elongate your kitchen, drawing the eye upward and making the room appear larger and more open. For a seamless design, choose a push-to-open latch system for your cabinetry or add a touch of detail with unique handles. 

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Modern Kitchen Design: A Nod to Industrial Style 

Modern kitchen designs include mixing all sorts of styles and influences. Industrial influences are especially prevalent in modern luxury kitchens this year. While there’s a strong focus on clean lines and a modern aesthetic when it comes to luxury kitchens, it’s the industrial finishes that help bring life to this trend. By including bricks, concrete, glass, pewter, steel, and other types of materials used in industrial spaces, a fine balance between industrial and modern elements provides the ultimate luxury kitchen. 

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Integrated Kitchen Appliances

Appliances that are integrated into the flow of your modern kitchen design are a key feature of a luxury kitchen in 2020. Seamless integration of appliances like ovens, microwaves, and refrigerators within your walls and cabinetry as well as cooktops and outlets into your countertop is a necessity for a modern kitchen design. 

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Statement Pantries 

A modern pantry as an integrated part of your design creates a space in your luxury kitchen that brings together functionality as well as aesthetic harmony. Incorporating a touch-to-open pantry can create functional storage space in your kitchen while speaking to the modern design all at once. 

Accessing Natural Lighting 

Large, windows and floor-to-ceiling glass walls create a modern aesthetic in a modern kitchen design, but more than that, they offer functionality in the form of added natural light. Designing a kitchen with ample natural light allows your luxurious space to appear larger and brighter.  Windows traditionally act as a border between us and the outside world, but with glass walls and modern window design, we merge the function of window and wall while blurring the border between the views of nature outdoors and luxurious indoor space. 

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If you enjoyed our article discussing the latest trends in luxury kitchen design and remodeling in 2020, we invite you to also enjoy exploring our archive of articles that delve into even more contemporary design and detail. Please also view our portfolio that offers glimpses of previous luxury kitchens and modern design projects.