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Must haves for modern kitchens

Leigh Leigh
Industrial style kitchen by BRICKS Studio Industrial
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We have created this article to ask you the question: is your dream kitchen a modern kitchen?

There are many types of answers that you can give us to this question, but let's face it, the world of modern kitchens is simply amazing. Modern kitchens have the ability and the power to make us want to jump up into them and create the most divine delicacies!

Well, enthusiasm aside—although it's always good to be enthusiastic!—we like to think that a modern kitchen provides us with an unparalleled quality of life. Starting with all of the technology, through to the decorative elements, modern kitchens can be quite minimalist and often include gorgeous kitchen islands—kitchen islands! It is impossible not to feel immediately fascinated and entranced by modern kitchens.

In today's article, we want to show you what modern kitchens have in common to prove that even though there are very different styles, they are all of the same kind of standard. 

Let's embrace modernity and continue reading!


Technology is incredibly important when it comes to modern kitchens. 

This is a common factor in all modern kitchens. Why? Because technology is the base of the modern world, creating convenience that is essential in today's day and age. This is even more important in the kitchen, where handy and modern appliances are a best friend to any cook or chef, don't you agree?

Any task can become simpler if we know we can count on the precious help of an electric cooker or a powerful exhaust fan to eliminate the smells from cooking immediately. 

Technology is a great advantage in human life and the kitchen is no exception. Our lives are much simpler with the right help! 

Modern kitchens? Yes, please!

Industrial floor

The industrial kitchen floor is the most common in modern kitchens and is the reason why we include it on the list of the most practical choices for today's kitchen.

Firstly, the material used makes the floor very easy to clean. No matter what you spill on this surface, it's easy to clean and stains can be removed quickly and simply.

The industrial material used for this type of flooring also offers excellent heat resistance. 

Additionally, it has a smooth finish and is non-slip, which means you can race around the kitchen without worrying about falling. Your kids can also run around without slipping!

Industrial flooring is a great option and is the type of style and material that over time you will begin to appreciate more and more.

Kitchen island

Kitchen islands are one of the most popular features in a modern kitchen—and for good reason!

In the kitchen, everything or almost everything revolves around the act of cooking, which is why it's so important to have a space in the centre where you can create the most delicious of culinary delights. 

In this example that we have shown you in the photograph, the kitchen is very modern and simple, without lots of decorative features. But the truth is that this is a space where any of us—even the less gifted when it comes to cooking—will want to prepare a meal. 

Why? Because it all seems much easier when all of a sudden we find ourselves in front of a fantastic, rectangular slab where everything that we need is at arm's length.

Island in the kitchen? Sold!

Delicate lighting

Lighting is always something that we place extreme importance on when it comes to décor and modernity. Modern spaces become fascinating with beautiful lighting. 

A well-lit space is a pleasant space because when we can see clearly and we have no trouble cooking up the best dishes.  

When it comes to modern kitchens, lighting is normally consistent and trendy. In kitchens the light can't always be soft as it needs to illuminate the counter tops, stove and kitchen island while you're cooking. 

All of the appliances found in a kitchen, usually made of chrome—incidentally another feature of the modern kitchen—are often lit up by strategically placed lights. It adds personality to the space and gives a very industrial look and feel to the kitchen. 

A balanced distribution of light is always a great technique, as we can see in this picture of a design by Leonor Moreira Romba Architects. Ceiling lights and horizontal lights underneath the cabinets are a great option!

Open shelves

Open shelves in a kitchen have a number of advantages and perhaps only one drawback. 

Starting with the one disadvantage (because it's always better to leave the advantages until the end!), open shelves can leave a kitchen space looking messy or untidy if the shelves aren't well organised or minimalist. 

However, if you organise your shelves well and stay away from clutter, you can end up with beautifully stocked kitchen shelves. And then—and this a huge advantage—it's down to personal taste. Pick grocery items, tins, cans, jars, bottles and any other colourful elements that add life and joy to the kitchen. The great thing about this is a decorative element is that you can keep changing it!

Check out this awesome range of modern kitchen products.

Focus on the fridge

The refrigerator—besides the stove—is one of the most important kitchen appliances. The example that we see here in this picture, by Grupo Arsciniest, is just wow!

This fridge has three doors and an ice dispenser! Who has not dreamed about coming into the kitchen in the middle of summer and with one, simple touch, having a glass filled with ice?

A good fridge is indeed the quality of life—especially in the hot season!  A modern refrigerator is the best of the best when it comes to a good refrigerator. Large, with more than two doors and an ice dispenser is the dream!

If you're a fan of contemporary design, you'll also love: Modern Entrance Halls That Make A Statement.

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