Kitchen remodel: contemporary kitchens reign
Contemporary kitchens use many of the same materials as their traditional counterparts. Features like granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and natural hardwoods can be at home in both kitchen styles. In a contemporary model, however, the lines are slimmed down, appliances are recessed, and hardware sits low to the wall. Both types of kitchens might feature an island, but in a contemporary kitchen, the true star of the space might be the stainless steel ventilation hood towering over the range.
A limited color palette is common in these ultra-modern kitchens. If you're ready for a drastic kitchen remodel: contemporary kitchens offer stainless steel, frosted glass, and dark colors that help give the space a streamlined look. A pop of color, such as a bright red panel behind the stove or an accent wall, add interest to the otherwise muted tone. Flooring in these kitchens is as unique as the space itself, utilizing poured concrete, cork, tile or laminate.