When it comes to design styles, the modern kitchen continues to be a popular choice, and offers the perfect balance between form and function. With a sleek aesthetic and clean lines, the simplicity of the modern kitchen means it can be seamlessly integrated into most homes. Today, we’ll be looking at some of the essential elements of the modern kitchen so that you can work this style into your design process.

1. Simple cabinetry

In modern kitchen design, it’s all about simple cabinetry to enhance the clean, sleek lines of the space. Rather than ornate cabinets with feature detailing, opt for uncluttered cabinet design and minimalist hardware with a black, chrome or stainless steel finish. To take the streamlined look to the next level, you can also opt for handle-less cabinetry.

2. Modern appliances

If you’re going for a modern look in your new kitchen, invest in modern appliances to fit in with the overall aesthetic. A modern kitchen is about functionality, and choosing appliances that fit with your lifestyle means you’ll get the most out of your new space. For example, if you’re a frequent entertainer, a double oven is a clever solution. Stainless steel appliances are a popular choice in modern kitchens.

3. Uncluttered aesthetic

Less is more when it comes to the modern kitchen, and you won’t find cluttered benchtops or fussy accessories. Instead, personality is brought into the space through practical features such as coloured splashbacks or striking bar stools. Additional storage is worked into the design to prevent clutter from accumulating on benchtops and to offer storage for small appliance

4. Feature pendant lights

With the neat angles and sleek aesthetic of the modern kitchen, you can inject extra personality and interest by using feature pendant lights above the benchtop. Think about industrial style lighting for an edgy feel, or choose a vibrant colour to lift your neutral palette. There are also pendant options which feature geometric shapes and exaggerated sizes.

5. Practical island bench

Modern kitchens work perfectly with open plan living, and island benches are often used in the design to complement open spaces. Practicality is key, so work in some functional drawers or additional storage. You can also use a contrasting colour with your island bench to offset the rest of the space.

If you’re looking to incorporate modern kitchen design into your new kitchen, the award-winning designers at The Maker can help. With our quality workmanship, exceptional customer service and innovative designs, we help create a luxury, customised kitchen which suits your lifestyle. If you’re in need of some style inspiration, you can also come along to our extensive showrooms and browse the latest design trends.

To get started with your new customised kitchen, contact The Maker today on 1300 270 000 and make an appointment with one of our design team.

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