If you are looking for contemporary kitchens in Wirral, you are definitely in the right place. Here we look at what contemporary kitchens are and how they can differ from modern kitchens.
You could be forgiven for thinking that the terms “modern” and “contemporary” mean the same thing when it comes to kitchens. After all, people often do use the words interchangeably. However, they don’t have the exact same meaning.
“Modern” kitchens arose from a specific design movement around the early 20th century. They follow stricter guidelines about what can and cannot be part of the kitchen.
“Contemporary”, on the other hand, just means that it’s currently fashionable. As a result, it is a constantly changing definition, and contemporary kitchens often break a few more rules than modern kitchens. It also means that a contemporary kitchen can include elements from other styles.
Contemporary kitchens are often minimalist, with a clean and effortless feel. They tend to feature black cabinets or dark wood, with smooth, stainless steel appliances. The space is free from unnecessary clutter, which suits those who prefer to keep their food preparation area simple and functional.
In fact, efforts are often made to make the kitchen look less like a kitchen. For example, appliances can be disguised as cabinets. Countertops are usually metal or beneath illuminated glass, with accessories kept to a minimum.
For many years, the kitchen has been seen as a separate room from the rest of the house. However, contemporary kitchens are more about multitasking and inviting people into the kitchen area as part of the food preparation and eating experience.
The contemporary dining experience is not separated from the food preparation in the way it used to be. In that sense, the whole experience can become more social and engaging.
When it comes to window treatments in a contemporary kitchen, it’s all about balancing the hard edges with a soft approach. Various materials can be used in many colours to create a fresh, up-to-date look. There are almost endless possibilities, so it’s all about the style you are going for and your available budget.
But you don’t necessarily need to make major changes to get the contemporary look. Whereas modern kitchens often involve a total remodel of your kitchen, a contemporary style can sometimes be achieved with relatively minor additions to your existing kitchen.
For example, if your kitchen has an island in the middle, it will often copy the design of the cabinets and countertops. One thing you can do to make it more contemporary is to add pub-style seating to one side of the island.
Ultimately, it’s up to you whether you want to go for a contemporary design or a modern kitchen. It’s all about whatever best suits your personal style and particular needs. Or maybe it will be a case of choosing whichever design grabs you when you see it.
Whether you are looking for a contemporary or “modern” kitchen design, Mayfair Kitchens are your one-stop kitchen experts. For contemporary kitchens in Wirral, look no further. Visit our Wirral showroom or contact us to begin the process today.