Top 20 modern kitchen designs in South Africa

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Top 20 modern kitchen designs in South Africa

Johannes van Graan Johannes van Graan
House BP:  Kitchen by KA.Architecture+Design
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The modern style seems to enjoy riding the trend wave, with no visible signs that its 15 minutes of fame are almost up. But what elements need to come together in order to make up the perfectly modern kitchen?

Actually, there are a few factors that make a space modern (like frameless cabinets, horizontal lines, lack of ornamentation, a strong sense of neutral tones, etc. etc.), yet sometimes these blur the lines between the modern- and contemporary styles.

At the end of the day, we feel that if your cooking space is visually pleasing and 100% functional (all kitchens are, first and foremost, working zones), then who cares about comparing your kitchen to a list which defines the must-have elements of the modern style? 

After browsing (quite a bit) through our vast range of kitchens here on homify, we’ve determined that these 20 are the epitome of modern-day cooking spaces, for they flaunt one, two, or quite a few of the vital elements that make up modern design – which one will be your favourite? 


1. A strong sense of lines plus a commitment to open spaces puts this modern (with a slight rustic touch) at the top of our list.


2. Who says a modern kitchen has to be all sleek surfaces? That timber side of the island immediately grabs attention!


3. Don't forget to usher in a strong batch of natural lighting—another vital element of modern spaces.


4. With the right appliances, lighting and decor, a galley kitchen can become a pleasantly functioning culinary corner in any home.


5. The majority of modern kitchens enjoy an open-plan layout with a dining / seating zone.

 Kitchen by Kitchen Architecture
Kitchen Architecture

Contemporary living

Kitchen Architecture


6. So much sleekness with that white colour palette and stainless steel finishes.

HOUSE  I  CAMPS BAY, CAPE TOWN  I  MARVIN FARR ARCHITECTS:  Kitchen by MARVIN FARR ARCHITECTS
MARVIN FARR ARCHITECTS

HOUSE I CAMPS BAY, CAPE TOWN I MARVIN FARR ARCHITECTS

MARVIN FARR ARCHITECTS


7. Don't you love how the timber and stone (in the garden) add some rough character to this subdued colour palette?

HOUSE  I  ATLANTIC SEABOARD, CAPE TOWN  I  MARVIN FARR ARCHITECTS:  Kitchen by MARVIN FARR ARCHITECTS
MARVIN FARR ARCHITECTS

HOUSE I ATLANTIC SEABOARD, CAPE TOWN I MARVIN FARR ARCHITECTS

MARVIN FARR ARCHITECTS


8. A bit of flora is always welcome in any space, regardless of size or style, for it adds colour and texture!


9. With a view like that, who wouldn't mind spending some time slaving away in the kitchen?


10. Who says blue doesn't belong in the kitchen? This royal tint perfectly pairs up with the off-whites of the countertops and walls.


11. The best thing about shiny surfaces, like stainless steel? They help to bounce light around to make the space seem bigger.


12. Even a modest-size cooking space can still be practical and elegant with the right decor and finishes.

LUXURY KITCHEN - cooking space:  Built-in kitchens by Linken Designs
Linken Designs

LUXURY KITCHEN—cooking space

Linken Designs


13. What's not to love about this monochrome colour scheme?

ULTRA MODERN RESIDENCE:  Kitchen by FRANCOIS MARAIS ARCHITECTS
FRANCOIS MARAIS ARCHITECTS

ULTRA MODERN RESIDENCE

FRANCOIS MARAIS ARCHITECTS


14. We never thought about pairing subway tiles with raw brick, but this example definitely made us think twice.


15. Something as simple as a backsplash can become your kitchen's main focal point.

Residential French Lane:  Kitchen by HEID Interior Design
HEID Interior Design

Residential French Lane

HEID Interior Design


16. Don't overlook the importance of proper lighting and how it can add to the style / decor factor.

Kitchen Design:  Kitchen by JSD Interiors
JSD Interiors

Kitchen Design

JSD Interiors


17. Sometimes the modern style can get quite playful by mixing different materials, like wood and concrete. The colour scheme, however, ties this one neatly together.

Mixing Colours and materials to create modern touch:  Built-in kitchens by Signature Kitchens
Signature Kitchens

Mixing Colours and materials to create modern touch

Signature Kitchens


18. Don't you love how this island and breakfast bar flaunt a cheeky design that changes the entire layout of the kitchen?


19. Scared that your kitchen's neutral tones might be boring? Mix it up with different hues and add pattern!


20. A modern fireplace a few feet away from your cooking zone? That's 21st century splendour!

Mr & Mrs Du Plessis Project - The Hills Estate, Pretoria:  Kitchen by Ergo Designer Kitchens and Cabinetry
Ergo Designer Kitchens and Cabinetry

Mr & Mrs Du Plessis Project—The Hills Estate, Pretoria

Ergo Designer Kitchens and Cabinetry

Whether it’s a kitchen, a bathroom, a dining room or a hallway, certain ingredients need to come together in order to produce a stylish look. Let’s see The nine elements of design by a Johannesburg interior designer

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