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Hendersen Home
Hendersen Home
Genesis Architecture, LLC.
Trendy u-shaped medium tone wood floor and brown floor open concept kitchen photo in Milwaukee with flat-panel cabinets, medium tone wood cabinets, white backsplash, subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, an island and gray countertops
Laguna Beach - Temple Hills
Laguna Beach - Temple Hills
Corbin Reeves Construction
Mid-sized trendy galley porcelain tile and beige floor open concept kitchen photo in Orange County with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, solid surface countertops, beige backsplash, an island and white countertops
Contemporary Kitchen remodel
Contemporary Kitchen remodel
Zweig Decorating Ideas
GOAL: Maximize storage, low maintenance, larger visual appearance, Zen ambience. Caramelized bamboo cabinets with horizontal grain are embellished with polished chrome handles. Pullout doors are used under sink for trash & recycle bins. Base cabinets consists of drawers and a corner bi-fold door for Lazy Susan storage. Extra deep upper cabinets are 15"d (includes door) with 13"d interior shelves for better storage. The Island design has one side with all drawers. The other side of Island has all doors that conceal shallow shelves. The pantry: upper doors open to interior pullout shelves, and lower exterior pantry has drawers. Backsplash: polished glass, center is a mosaic river rock design and brick style glass for the border. The stove backsplash is one glass sheet. Entire backsplash is designed for easy cleaning. Subtle sparkle grout glistens throughout the backsplash. The Counter tops are black engineered quartz. All materials used are Low maintenance. Under cabinet and recessed lighting are dimmable LED. Flooring is porcelain tile.
Rocky Butte Remodel (Portland Oregon)
Rocky Butte Remodel (Portland Oregon)
The Jack + Mare | Portland Design & Build
Split Level 1970 home of a young and active family of four. The main public spaces in this home were remodeled to create a fresh, clean look. The Jack + Mare demo'd the kitchen and dining room down to studs and removed the wall between the kitchen/dining and living room to create an open concept space with a clean and fresh new kitchen and dining with ample storage. Now the family can all be together and enjoy one another's company even if mom or dad is busy in the kitchen prepping the next meal. The custom white cabinets and the blue accent island (and walls) really give a nice clean and fun feel to the space. The island has a gorgeous local solid slab of wood on top. A local artisan salvaged and milled up the big leaf maple for this project. In fact, the tree was from the University of Portland's campus located right where the client once rode the bus to school when she was a child. So it's an extra special custom piece! (fun fact: there is a bullet lodged in the wood that is visible...we estimate it was shot into the tree 30-35 years ago!) The 'public' spaces were given a brand new waterproof luxury vinyl wide plank tile. With 2 young daughters, a large golden retriever and elderly cat, the durable floor was a must. project scope at quick glance: - demo'd and rebuild kitchen and dining room. - removed wall separating kitchen/dining and living room - removed carpet and installed new flooring in public spaces - removed stair carpet and gave fresh black and white paint - painted all public spaces - new hallway doorknob harware - all new LED lighting (kitchen, dining, living room and hallway) Jason Quigley Photography
Camino Real Residence
Camino Real Residence
April Balliette
Photographer: Ryan Gamma
Large trendy l-shaped porcelain tile and white floor open concept kitchen photo in Tampa with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, quartz countertops, gray backsplash, glass tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, an island and gray countertops
Live Edge Counter Top Accent
Live Edge Counter Top Accent
Sustainable Sedona
Counter Top Design - Live-edge reclaimed wood slab transaction area with quartz inset. Flush mount induction cooktop. Photos by Sustainable Sedona
Example of a huge trendy concrete floor open concept kitchen design in Phoenix with flat-panel cabinets, light wood cabinets, wood countertops, an island, an integrated sink and stainless steel appliances
Montrose Modernism
Montrose Modernism
Masa Studio Architects
The kitchen’s floating ceiling canopy serves as spatial accent and functional surface. The lacquered wood ceiling draws the interest from the living space, over the powder room, and through to the dining area in the back of the house. It compresses the large living room volume into the kitchen and provides a sound-dampening element that prevents the open atmosphere from becoming too loud. [photo by : emoMedia]
By the Bay
By the Bay
Dalrymple | Sallis Architecture
Example of a mid-sized trendy l-shaped porcelain tile and gray floor open concept kitchen design in New Orleans with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, quartz countertops, white backsplash, porcelain backsplash, stainless steel appliances, an island and white countertops
Kitchen Remodel
Kitchen Remodel
MB Architecture + Interiors
Remodel of an existing kitchen to incorporate a functional space for a family of four. The design included a custom dining nook with a built in bench.
Palm Desert Kitchen Remodel By SnaideroUSA
Palm Desert Kitchen Remodel By SnaideroUSA
Legacy Listing Photography
Design: Wendy Williams Kicthen: SnaideroUSA Photography: Ryan W. Carr
Kitchen - contemporary beige floor kitchen idea in Los Angeles with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, white backsplash, stone slab backsplash, paneled appliances, an island and white countertops
Custom White Oak Hardwood Floors
Custom White Oak Hardwood Floors
Gaetano Hardwood Floors, Inc.
10" Prime/Select White Oak Plank Flooring with a custom stain and finish by Gaetano Hardwood Floors, Inc. Floor installation by: Gaetano Hardwood Floors, Inc. Photography by: Ryan Gavin Home Builder: Patterson Construction Corp.
Austin Proper
Austin Proper
Butter Lutz Interiors, LLC
A gray toned open-concept kitchen with a dark marble backsplash and island.
Eat-in kitchen - large contemporary light wood floor and brown floor eat-in kitchen idea in Austin with dark wood cabinets, gray backsplash, stainless steel appliances, an island and gray countertops
Travis Heights Bright & Clean Modern Single Family
Travis Heights Bright & Clean Modern Single Family
Breathe Design Studio
Kitchen designed by Breathe Design Studio
Kitchen - mid-sized contemporary l-shaped medium tone wood floor and brown floor kitchen idea in Austin with flat-panel cabinets, gray cabinets, quartzite countertops, white backsplash, porcelain backsplash, stainless steel appliances, an island, white countertops and an undermount sink
Camino Real Residence
Camino Real Residence
DSDG Architects
Inspiration for a contemporary kitchen remodel in Tampa
Clifton ADU
Clifton ADU
Inspired ADUs
Example of a trendy kitchen design in San Francisco
Laminated Cabinets
Laminated Cabinets
Everingham Design
Inspiration for a mid-sized contemporary single-wall cement tile floor and gray floor eat-in kitchen remodel in Columbus with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, black cabinets, quartz countertops, white backsplash, marble backsplash, black appliances, an island and gray countertops
Village at Silverleaf
Village at Silverleaf
Cullum Homes
Trendy u-shaped light wood floor and beige floor kitchen photo in Phoenix with a farmhouse sink, recessed-panel cabinets, medium tone wood cabinets, white backsplash, stainless steel appliances, an island and white countertops
Ramoin Kitchen
Ramoin Kitchen
Noble Renovation
This nook area used to be the old porch area.. big /massive changes happened on this project
Large trendy single-wall light wood floor eat-in kitchen photo in Raleigh with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, dark wood cabinets, quartz countertops, white backsplash, glass tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, an island and white countertops
Street Of Dreams OMAHA
Street Of Dreams OMAHA
Thomas David Fine Homes
Amoura Productions
Trendy kitchen photo in Omaha
ForeverMark Kitchen
ForeverMark Kitchen
Kitchens, Baths & Beyond
William Quarles
Eat-in kitchen - large contemporary l-shaped porcelain tile and brown floor eat-in kitchen idea in Charleston with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, granite countertops, gray backsplash, glass tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and an island

Sleek and streamlined yet full of character, contemporary kitchens blend elements of both modern and traditional style. Often characterized by crisp whites and blacks livened up with pops of color and striking textural contrasts, it’s the perfect look for creating a space that’s both functional and welcoming. Whether you’re remodeling or simply in need of some fresh decor, read on to find the latest kitchen trends to incorporate in your home.

1. Minimalist Cabinets

Contemporary spaces typically start with a modern, minimalist base from which you can add in bold decorative elements. So when you’re planning out your kitchen, go with sleek cabinets that’ll give your space an uncluttered look.

2. All-White Kitchen

If you want a clean, relaxing space to cook, go with an all-white kitchen. Spice up your white cabinets and countertops with gold or brass finishes and a colorful backsplash.

3. Chic Lighting

One of the best ways to add in a touch of glam is with chic kitchen lighting. Go with pretty glass globes or geometric metal frames.

4. Fit to Entertain

If you’ve got a kitchen with an island, use it to its full potential and add in stylish bar stools for entertaining. Bright white islands look particularly smooth and clean, while quartz or marble is perfect for making a statement.

5. Bold Backsplash

A contemporary kitchen backsplash can go in a number of directions, but this is a great spot to add color and texture to an otherwise minimalist space. Guide the look of your kitchen with slab marble, glossy herringbone tiles or a bold mosaic pattern.

6. Creative Seating

If you’re picking out new kitchen chairs, the options are nearly endless. This is your chance to add in elements of other styles, so you might try midcentury wire frame chairs, industrial bar stools or elegant upholstered seating.

7. Add in Some Texture

While you search for new kitchen faucets and cabinet handles, look for finishes that will add contrasting color and texture to your space. Gold or brass look especially chic, bronze or black are more industrial and silver is perfect for a sleek, modern vibe.

8. Go All Natural

Contemporary style can also be taken in a more earthy direction with warm woods, clean lines and plenty of green houseplants. Try mixing wooden cabinets with white countertops and stainless steel appliances for a modern, yet organic mood.

9. Breakfast in Style

Create a chic breakfast nook in your kitchen with a round, white table. Or, if you’ve got a bit more space, incorporate a long, wooden kitchen table for casual dining.

10. Pick a Color and Run with It

Sometimes, the best way to make a statement is to choose one strong accent color to sprinkle throughout an otherwise neutral-toned space. A few splashes of red, dark blue or bright green could all offer welcome visual contrast without making the space feel too busy.


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