I love the sleek lines and clean feel of modern & contemporary kitchens. It becomes spectacular altogether if paired with high contrast colours or design features.
This room’s best feature is the ever-changing seasons. For a streamlined look, sliding pocket doors conceal three ovens while panelling disguises the fridge. The black polished granite floor extends to the outside patio and plays off the natural granite seen through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
The architects of this home maximized the impact of its setting by framing the best views. The kitchen’s clean lines and minimalist decor allow the lake to take center stage. An abundance of wood and natural light keeps the space from feeling cold.
This space exudes simplicity and unexpected warmth. In photographer Rob Fiocca’s streamlined kitchen, the island’s varied levels and quartz countertop that seem to hover above the cabinetry prevent the 22-foot-long unit from appearing oversized. On the sink side, a stainless steel counter and appliances keep the look sleek.
Contemporary lines with a splash of springtime colour. Chairs with high-gloss green plastic backs complement this space’s sleek look and are easy to clean — ideal for children. A porcelain mosaic tiled wall breaks up the abundance of stainless steel and glossy white cabinetry in the kitchen.
Soft grey paint and extended uppers modernize dated maple cabinetry. A smoked-glass backsplash and marble counter add glamour to the room. Sculptural pendants and oversized topiaries highlight an island designed with a streamlined silhouette to accommodate more seating.
The reclaimed wood island at two heights is multifunctional. Loads of glass and an open floor plan means this kitchen gets plenty of natural light. A special window coating keeps heat in during the winter and out in the summer. The sleek, environmentally friendly kitchen island is made from reclaimed Douglas fir.
Exotic wood cabinets set the tone of this design. In this sleek space designed by designer Sarah Richardson, a multi-level island hides a wine fridge, steamer and cappuccino maker. Upholstered bar stools pick up on the soft grey tones in the mosaic tile backsplash and pendants with mother-of-pearl accents add sparkle.
The cooking space in this modern saltbox cottage features a crisp, uncluttered aesthetic and seaside-inspired palette. A long maple table is paired with Gio Ponti’s iconic Superleggera chairs while a modern Octopus pendant balances the rusticity. White-washed wood flooring creates a sleek, clean look. Panelled cabinets and butcher block countertops add warmth.
A space that’s made for cooking and gathering, with tons of personality. A row of lower cabinets houses a wine fridge and serves as an easy-serve buffet. A large chalkboard that runs the length of the cabinets makes a great spot for writing menus or funny greetings to guests. Lighting plays a central role, with the trio of pendants delineating the space.