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2 contemporary kitchens that will inspire you

Although most people confuse contemporary designs with modern ones, there’s a significant difference between the two. While modern style dates back to the mid-20th century, a contemporary kitchen is all about the present and future.

Contemporary kitchens are practical. They are uncluttered and spacious. Since they are focused on simplicity, they are free from unnecessary objects and ornaments. They most often feature flat panel overlay cabinets, giving them a seamless look. Appliances are frequently built into the cabinets to maintain a clean, spacious feel.

With clean and neutral color palettes, contemporary kitchens spin off modern designs in a way that’s very different from their traditional counterparts. As a result, these designs feel welcoming and are an absolute treat to the eyes. If you think a contemporary kitchen is for you, here are two designs that will inspire you:

A Beautiful Barn: The Hartford Kitchen from Tom Howley

Consisting of sleek, state-of-the-art appliances and a large dining island this contemporary kitchen has everything to appeal to modern-day homeowners. The soft gray cabinets suit every storage need: from deep pantry cupboards with built-in appliances to wide utensil drawers. A striking feature of the kitchen is its quartz worktop and backsplash which are both functional and enhance the beauty of the limestone flooring. Overall, the kitchen stands out because it accommodates many contemporary features while honoring the open-plan layout and industrial architecture.

Contemporary Kitchen by En Masse Interiors

This contemporary kitchen has full-height cabinets and built-in appliances (refrigerator, dual ovens, microwave, and coffee machine) which sit neatly next to a full-height pantry wall and spacious corner pull-out cabinet. The gray cabinet fronts and walnut breakfast bar pop against the white countertops and stainless steel accents help maintain the minimalistic design. It’s safe to say this is one of the best contemporary kitchens we’ve seen.