Contemporary design is defined by clean, sleek lines–this style mixes stained wood finishes, solid paint colors, and often metal and stone, with straight lines and basic shapes. Using multiple square and rectangular elements in repetitive patterns creates visual interest and balance. Contemporary spaces often feature a color palette of softer muted neutrals interspersed with bold splashes of color.
Manufactured countertops, such as quartz products, concrete, glass–even compressed recycled paper–are used more often in this style, along with high gloss or glass back-splash tiles. The contemporary space uses ornamentation sparingly, but the ornamentation that is used creates a big impact. Lighting and plumbing fixtures often have an artistic or high-tech appeal, while the cabinet hardware tends to be simple with a look that’s more utilitarian than decorative.
~We completely renovated a 3-bedroom, 3-bath home and had hundreds of decisions to make about contractors and suppliers. The centerpiece of our remodel was the kitchen. After getting several quotes from kitchen remodelers, it was our lucky day when we met Patti Martineau of Perspective Cabinetry and Design. Not only did we get the best quality kitchen cabinets, sink, countertop, and backsplash through Patti, but the costs were also very competitive. Customer service through all phases of design, quote, delivery, and follow-up was exceptional. Of all the contractors we hired for our renovation, Patti was without question the very best. Thanks, Patti, for helping us to make our beautiful kitchen everything we dreamed about!~