Why we believe why contemporary kitchens are the best

Kitchens are one of the most important rooms in a house. They are where people cook, eat, socialize and entertain guests. It is no surprise that more and more people are designing their kitchens to have an emphasis on style as well as function. These days it’s common for homes to have 10-foot ceilings with tall windows that let in plenty of natural light.

Floor plans often feature open layouts which allow everyone to be part of the action even when they’re not directly involved (like cooking). People also love adding unique design touches like concrete countertops or subway tiled backsplashes because they give kitchens personality without taking away from functionality.”

Kitchens are the heart of every home. While kitchens have always been a place for gathering, they’ve changed quite a bit over the years. Today’s kitchens are brighter than ever before, thanks to new lighting technology that has given homeowners more options for how they want their kitchens to look. From recessed lights to track lighting, there are countless ways you can illuminate your kitchen space now!

There are many benefits to a modern kitchen too:

  1. A modern kitchen is more efficient and functional
  2. Modern kitchens are designed to make cooking easier
  3. The latest trends in modern kitchens include sleek, clean lines and a minimalist look
  4. Modern appliances such as dishwashers, ovens, microwaves and refrigerators can help you save time and money on cleaning up after meals
  5. A modern kitchen has the potential to increase your home value by $30-50k
  6. New designs offer countertops that provide space for preparing food while still leaving room for sitting down at the table with family or friends
  7. Boiling water taps helps cooking come along quicker as well as makes drinks faster.

I love modern and contemporary kitchens because they are so functional. They have an open floor plan which is perfect for cooking with friends and family or just entertaining guests in your home. Modern kitchens also boast the latest appliances that make meal prep a breeze! And if you’re looking to find some inspiration before remodeling your own kitchen, take a look at these amazing spaces below featuring all different styles of design from sleek black-and-white contemporary designs to rustic farmhouse chic.


Top Reasons Why You Need A New Kitchen

On the fence about whether to give your kitchen a makeover? Don’t panic, we’ve collated some great reasons why getting a new kitchen is a must.

You Will Have Adequate, Functional Storage:

A good kitchen design will create a custom “home” for everything! Your counters won’t be cluttered anymore. Everything will be organized making cooking and cleaning a breeze.

Create a Space that Works for Your Family

With a well-thought-out space comes relaxation and peace of mind. When you renovate your kitchen, it’s important to do so with your family’s specific needs in mind. Maybe you want to make a large table for gathering in the center of the room. Do the kids do homework at the snack counter? Do you want more storage in your kitchen, like many homeowners reported in the Houzz Kitchen Trends Study? Or perhaps you want more counter space because you love to entertain. Whatever your needs may be, this is your chance to make your wishes a reality.

Add value to your home

According to the National Association for Estate Agents (NAEA), if your budget can only stretch to renovating one room, that room should be the kitchen.

The kitchen is the heart of a home, so it stands to reason that this is the room most buyers focus on. It’s estimated that a new kitchen will improve the value of your property by around 5%-15%.

Indeed, Most experts in the industry agree that kitchens are a key room to decorate for securing a sale when you want to relocate – particularly those light and airy decorated contemporary designs such as our light grey stone quartz, which helps create a minimalist and elegant look which is very on-trend in the interiors world.

High-quality countertops are also a must-have in any modern kitchen design to boost value to your home.  Aside from being the literal work surface of your whole kitchen, they’re a massive focal point for the eye and help elevate value in the upgraded appearance and performance they offer.

Changing lifestyle

Your needs are different from the last owner’s. Perhaps they didn’t have a large family, as opposed to your five kids. Maybe they didn’t have a dog either. Or, maybe your own lifestyle has changed since you first bought the house.

Increase Energy & Water Savings

Are your appliances out-of-date and using unnecessary energy? A remodel is the perfect time to update. From ovens to dishwashers to stoves, kitchens are full of energy-sucking appliances that you may not even realize. There are other drawbacks to older appliances: If over 25 years old, your appliance won’t be stamped with the EPA’s Energy Star Seal. Also, a repair can be difficult and costly, with parts that are hard to find.

Top Tips for Maintaining Your Kitchen Cabinets

Product quality and longevity both play an important role in helping you to get the most bang for your buck once your kitchen remodel is complete. And, maintaining the original beauty of your new kitchen cabinets is a lot a lot easier when you start from the very beginning. Frequent care and maintenance of your cabinets will also help maintain any improvement value that your remodel added to your home.

Laminate Cabinet Doors

If you choose laminate cabinet doors, it’s with good reason! They are sleek, beautiful and offer low maintenance care. Simply dust frequently, at least every two weeks, and follow up with a soft damp cloth sprayed with a laminate-approved cleaning agent. You can also use a soft cloth dipped into a diluted mixture of gentle dish soap and water and wring dry. Follow with a quick, damp cloth rinse with plain water. The final step, buff dry with a soft, dry cloth. Voila! It’s that simple. 

Clean With Clean Cloths

You’re trying to clean food residue and kitchen gunk off your cabinets – so don’t use your kitchen sink rag that you use to clean dishes and food on your cabinet surfaces. Always make sure you’re using a clean rag that’s dedicated purpose is cleaning the cabinetry.

Test Cleaners Elsewhere

If you’re just getting into the habit of cleaning and maintaining your existing cabinets, or prepping to embrace a set of new custom cabinets – you’ll want to ideally test any new types of cleaning chemicals – even the natural products – in a small inconspicuous location to ensure that the cleaning solution doesn’t react negatively with the finish of the cabinetry.

Water-based cleaners are typically best, but harsh cleaning chemicals can sometimes remove the gloss finish from cabinets, pr at the very least create spots of diminished shine or lustre. If you’re new to a product, try it out on a small hidden space to gauge its effectiveness before blasting the entire kitchen with it.

Appliance Placement

Avoid placing steam-producing appliances directly under wood cupboards. After an extended period of time, they will literally steam-clean the finish right off of the wood.

Locate drip coffee makers and electric kettles in spots where they won’t be billowing steam onto wood that’s overhead. And if moisture accumulates on a wood surface after running the dishwasher, wipe it down promptly with a dry cloth.

Disinfecting

Like cleaning, disinfecting kitchen cabinets and cupboards is one of those tasks that needs to be done a regular basis.

To ensure that the job gets done properly, all the tough-to-reach corners and awkward spots need to be addressed, to ensure that no germs or bacteria remain.

Of course, this does take some time and effort. But for cupboards that hold foodstuffs, the effort is well worth the results, as it will keep mold and mildew from forming, helps to kill germs, and keeps insects at bay as well.