By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Inspiration. At Monday, December 24th 2018, 07:36:52 AM.
According to the 2017 Houzz Kitchen Study, the contemporary style is the No. 1 look homeowners want for their kitchen (22% and rising). Granite is not the best choice in a contemporary kitchen, because of its golden tones or distinctive and somewhat busy pattern. As homeowners start choosing more modern and minimalist patterns and sleeker, cooler colors like greys and whites for their kitchens, quartz offers more options.
Granite has been the counter surface of choice in many high-end homes since its heyday in the 1990s. But the material is not the most low-maintenance or contemporary looking. For those who went against the grain and chose an alternative material like quartz, you are now a majority!
Your kitchen is most likely the busiest area of your home, and the place people are most likely to congregate in. Modern kitchens embrace this by adding seating to the kitchen. Whether you choose countertop stools and seats at a breakfast bar, or you opt for a banquette or bench at a window side table, seating can make your kitchen have a whole new appeal. Busy families with children doing homework to parents entertaining friends while cooking make seating essential in your modern kitchen.
Imperfect, touchy-feel and textured materials like as granite, engineered stones with materials that replicate natural finishes are popular as well as being easy to maintain. Popular in kitchen bench-tops are materials with slight imperfections plus textured finishes. High-gloss timber with smooth finishes is being replaced with textured solid timber finishes that characterize natural types are popular along with add an extra dimension to the space.