Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Kitchens that have a modern or contemporary feel are becoming a popular design option for homeowners. The kitchen is often the central meeting area within your house. It's where you spend time cooking, socializing, entertaining and eating. You will invest more time and money in your kitchen than any other room in your home. This is why you should really consider the longevity of the design style you choose in your kitchen. Modern or contemporary kitchens create a clean, simple style that is truly timeless.

When determining the layout for your modern kitchen design aim for functional appliance placement. You want the placement of your appliances to encourage a natural movement from one appliance to the next. Obviously you want to place your sink near the dishwasher and allow ample counter space around your stove. Think about the tasks you'll be doing most in your kitchen and plan your space accordingly.

Independent islands are a popular option in many contemporary kitchens since they allow additional seating and eating areas for guests. Islands encourage visitors to spend time with the cook while not crowding their cooking space. Some will add a sink or cook top to an island to increase the functionality. Having an island will also give you additional surface area to prepare your meals. You can never have too much counter top space in a kitchen.

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