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​14 must-haves for an ultra modern kitchen

Johannes van Graan Johannes van Graan
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We all want our homes to look good. To show off our spaces with pride and hear those “oohs” and “aahs” from our guests as we show them our new window treatment, that impeccable focal wall in the living room, and the spotless quality of our hallway floors.

But if “in style” is what you want to be, there is something else you need to focus on – the quality of your kitchen. Fortunately, we can help with that as well, as we bring you 14 must-have elements that your kitchen needs to flaunt in order for it to be qualified as modern, trendy, and just super stylish.

Ready? Here we go…

1. A top griller

A gas stove griller is definitely one of the requirements if you want your kitchen to be regarded as “in”.

2. A ceramic stove

Engel & Völkers Bodrum Modern kitchen by Engel & Völkers Bodrum Modern
Engel & Völkers Bodrum

Engel & Völkers Bodrum

Engel & Völkers Bodrum

Sleek, stylish, and eye-catching – it’s the ceramic stove, and it’s back in fashion!

3. Sleek and slim appliances

Big and sturdy is a thing of the past – nowadays we opt for the sleek and slim look in the kitchen.

4. The right appliances

That kitchen is a work space, but it also needs to provide the necessary luxury. Our choices for top appliances?  A food processor, blender, a built-in grill, a pancake/waffle iron, sandwich maker and toaster, and a mixer.

5. A stylish sink

Let your kitchen strike a fancy pose with its sink – elegant layout, stylish features, and a gleaming surface will all add a modern shine to your culinary space.

6. Monochrome tones

Forget autumn red or ocean blue – nothing beats the fabulous contrast of black and white. Thus, opt for mixing in dark charcoal and crisp white into your kitchen’s colour palette.

7. Functionality

Don’t forget to add these to your must-have appliance list: 

Countertop fryer 

- Stainless steel surface for cutting  

- A grill or retractable extractor fan.

8. Stainless steel

Nothing shines as expertly as stainless steel. So why would you not want to flaunt stylish appliances or surfaces adorned with this magnificent material?

9. Extra work space

That kitchen needs to be functional in addition to fabulous. So let’s throw in a beautiful island or elegant peninsula that not only offers up some additional prepping space for those dishes, but also helps out with extra storage opportunities. 

Seeking some inspiration? These 10 Gorgeous Kitchen Cupboards and Islands are sure to help.

10. Extra work space part 2

NEW! 2015 Kitchen: PORTLAND + ARCOS by Schmidt Palmers Green Scandinavian
Schmidt Palmers Green

NEW! 2015 Kitchen: PORTLAND + ARCOS

Schmidt Palmers Green

If an island is out of your price range, then think smaller. Tiny yet effective add-ons that still allow you more prepping space in your kitchen can be whipped up in an instant, as shown in our clever example above.

11. Clever storage

Clutter is never in style, so it should not exist anywhere in your home. So let’s make use of some shelves, drawers, and cabinets to hide away those utensils, accessories, and anything else that don’t belong on a countertop.

12. A stunning backsplash

A backsplash is your ticket to some colour, character, and interesting pattern in your kitchen. Stone, tile, or stick-on wall decals can all add a little bit of “wow” to the right space.

13. Potted plants

The right plant/flower in the right pot/vase can make any room look gorgeous, even the kitchen.

14. Stunning lighting

Ample lighting is required for you to indulge in kitchen cooking and socialising, so treat yourself to some elegant downlighters or wall sconces that will add the necessary glow to the heart of your home. 

From lighting designers to kitchen planners, we have them all here on homify, and much more. Have a look at our professionals page.

Which of our suggestions will you be adding into your kitchen?
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