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York Kitchen Remodel Tips: What is a Contemporary Design?

If you’re in the market for a kitchen remodel, the design you choose for the new space will have a major impact on the finished product. Last week we went over the elements that define a traditional design. This week, we’re going more modern and focusing on contemporary design. Join us to learn more, and don’t forget to check back next week for another installment in our kitchen remodel design series!

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Do you know what characterizes a contemporary kitchen remodel?

York Kitchen Remodel Tips: What is a Contemporary Design?

Contemporary kitchen features

A contemporary kitchen is usually edgy, modern, and current. These designs usually push the boundaries and use cutting edge materials and newly-available features so they are on trend. These trends could include energy efficiency or appliances with modern features. Some of the defining features include:


  • Cutting edge appliances. Contemporary kitchens are usually decked out with the most modern and top-of-the-line appliances. You’ll likely find sleek, stainless steel appliances that blend seamlessly into the rest of the kitchen remodel.
  • Backsplashes. In a contemporary kitchen, you’ll likely find eye-catching backsplashes that showcase the homeowner’s personal style. While traditional kitchen designs often feature tilework, they are likely to be a larger feature in a contemporary design and incorporate materials such as stone, mosaic, glass, and ceramic.
  • Texture and patterns. The contemporary kitchen generally builds layers of texture and pattern to create a complex yet welcoming environment. By mixing patterns, shapes, and textures, the contemporary kitchen can stand out from the rest.
  • Accessories and accents. Every detail of the contemporary kitchen is well thought-through and you’ll usually find an attention to detail that highlights the importance of accessories and accents. Lighting is a very important element of the contemporary kitchen and it can be used to highlight specific accessories or areas that the homeowner would like to turn into a focal point, such as open shelving or a pretty backsplash.



Above all, the contemporary kitchen is all about incorporating modern and trendy elements with the homeowner’s personal style to create a kitchen that is completely them.

Planning a York Custom Kitchen Remodel? Contact the experts at C.C. Dietz!

Are you interested in learning more tips for your York custom kitchen? Contact C.C. Dietz! If you’re ready to get started, we’re here to help. If you’d like to schedule a free consultation, please contact us by calling 717.755.1921 or visit our website! Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.

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