7 Modern Kitchen Ideas to Inspire

Posted In Tips & Trends - 05/28/2021

Kitchens have been called the hearts of good homes. They are among the most energetic and industrious spaces and serve to fuel our daily lives. Modern kitchen designs incorporate all the needs of daily life in a sleek and minimalist style.

These kitchen design ideas will inspire whether you’re renovating an existing kitchen, designing a new one or just imagining your dream kitchen. The designers featured here have demonstrated their mastery of modern design. Let’s take a look at some of the best modern kitchen designs out there.

Rustic Modern Kitchen With Reclaimed Wood + Stone

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This modern kitchen design by 
Bates Masi + Architects features a captivating combination of sleek modern lines and rustic reclaimed wood materials. The wood wall paneling commits this space to a very natural feeling that is further complemented by the stone countertop and backsplash.

White Modern Kitchen With Natural Wood Barstools

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This 
design by Messana O’Rorke stages a modern style with crisp white materials all around. The natural wood accents add a splash of color, texture, and personality to this kitchen that ultimately creates a warm and welcoming space. The modern faucets and hardware-free drawer fronts put this design over the top.

Crisp White Surfaces + Built-in Storage

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This 
kitchen design by Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen displays a prominent modern kitchen island featuring high-sheen cabinetry. The minimalist drawer pulls and sink faucet makes this a truly modern look. The subtle use of textures on the wall, combined with glossy-white surfaces, creates an ultra-modern accent for this one-of-a-kind kitchen.

Custom Cabinets + Hexagonal Flooring Tiles

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This kitchen showcase a custom 
design by CliqStudios that provided a truly custom answer to a tough space. The custom cabinetry stags a thick stone top (matching the adjoining wall color incredibly) and a white-on-white color palette. The hexagonal tiling on the floors, paired with the framed drawer fronts, keeps a flavor of traditional accents in this room.

Wooded Views + Built-in Dining Area

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The 
Maxima 2.2 by Cesar is a versatile base style that offers customizable preferences to cater to a wide range of homes. This display showcases a long kitchen island with a combination dining area. The dark natural wooded work surface and stone accents make this captivating design perfect for those seeking modern, customizable solutions. The Maxima also offers additional storage options for those in need of more cabinet space.

Black Island + Natural Wood Accents

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This 
open kitchen design by Keen Architects features a mysterious black island with matched-finish bar stools, a black-stainless refrigerator, and built-in counter lighting. The glossy, hardware-less cabinetry and large outdoor portal make this one of the most characteristic modern designs on this list!

Dual Island Rustic Kitchen

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This stunning modern kitchen design by Alan Clark Architects features a state-of-the-art dual kitchen island distribution. These islands feature recessed-panel cabinets with a black matte finishing that beautifully maintains the modern overtones of the home. While the u-shaped kitchen area also has a dining area, these kitchen islands can easily accommodate unannounced guests for a casual meal, and provide much-needed storage for the chef.

Final Thoughts About Modern Kitchen Ideas

Modern kitchens can stage a minimalist look perfect for no-nonsense lifestyles. They draw focus to a lack of clutter and merit close consideration by all. The modern kitchen ideas here prove that the modern style does not have to be synonymous with bleak or lifeless. The talented designers featured here show that even the smallest accents—such as natural woods, stone tops, or captivating lighting—make modern kitchens warm, energetic, and inviting.