Today’s perfect contemporary kitchen design combines cabinets in rich wood finishes like oak, walnut or cherry, for example, or glossy blacks, greys or other deep colours with luxurious looking glossy work surfaces and the latest in high-tech appliances.
Eye-level units tend to almost float with no cornices or plinths to spoil the seamless, typically handle free appearance, and clever additions like Lazy Susans; wide or corner drawers, and specially designed built-in spice racks or in-door storage units allow for easy access to all pots, pans, utensils and ingredients while making the most out of available space.
The most popular choices for contemporary wrap-around surfaces linking sinks, splash backs and worktops include, for example, the impressive range of Silestone worktops. Available in a plethora of textures and colours, this range of hard wearing countertops makes it possible to find a suitable match to any given colour scheme, and includes varying finishes perfect to compliment the zingy acid colours of modern appliances.
The equally varied range of Quarella worktops, which includes a total of 37 different colours/finishes, also adds a touch of elegance to contemporary kitchens, and looks particularly attractive when used to top a kitchen island. Almost a must in today’s contemporary kitchen, islands can be used to serve a multitude of purposes.
In addition to adding both valuable storage and work space, islands can, for example, also be designed to serve as an alternative to a dining table. A curved island is particularly effective, and may contain a built-in wine storage facility and open or glass fronted units to store the obligatory crystal glasses to go with the fine wines.
For kitchens where space is at a premium, a rolling or swing-out island topped with a suitable colour from the range of Diresco worktops in the somewhat lighter 20 or 30 mm thickness, combined with fold-away stools in a matching colour will provide an attractive alternative to a space consuming dining table with matching chairs.
Whatever the colour choices home owners make to create their contemporary kitchen, manufactured quartz worktops provide the perfect match to finish the design in style.