What is a classic contemporary kitchen?
As an Adelaide-based, family owned and operated kitchen manufacturer, our designers and cabinet makers have many years of experience bringing custom made, quality fabricated and locally manufactured kitchens and cabinetry to homes.
The kitchen is the heart of every Australian home. From family meals to dinners with friends, the kitchen is a social hub, a room that encompasses relaxation as well as the art of cooking.
When you commission Harrison Kitchens and Cabinets to design the heart of your home our design team takes time to get to know you and your lifestyle needs; they pay strong attention to detail and create cabinetry that will fit in with your life and not just the space or latest trends.
Our custom-made kitchens are designed to endure the rigors of daily life. At Harrison Kitchens and Cabinets, we create a varied range of styles from one project to the next. We love nothing more than tackling new design trends and embracing new styles. In saying this one of our most popular choices, however, is the classic contemporary kitchen. As the name suggests, this is a modern take on a reliable classic.
This style uses classic mouldings and varied elements to celebrate each unique home’s history. The open plan layout of contemporary kitchens helps to bring the rest of the home in. Because the kitchen is increasingly becoming the heart of the home, most times some form of seating will be incorporated, whether it be an island bench with stools or a lower seating area for meals.
This is perfect for opening up the area to perhaps children doing homework, visitors chatting to the chef, a couple enjoying an intimate talk over breakfast. The kitchen becomes the centre of the home and people feel welcomed in by this layout.
We use a range of materials and dedicate time to making sure we are on top of designer trends relating to colour and materials. In a classic contemporary kitchen, expect to see neutral colours used on large surfaces, benchtops made from stone or an acrylic or quartz-based surface. The latter bring with them the look of stone but having the bonus of increased durability, being able to be repaired and offering a larger colour range. Combine this traditional look with stainless steel appliances for a nod to the contemporary.
The latter bring with them the look of stone but having the bonus of increased durability, being able to be repaired and offering a larger colour range. Combine this traditional look with stainless steel appliances for a nod to the contemporary.
Accessories are the best way to add your personal flair to the mix, and we love the huge range of stools available these days. A Bentwood-style stool is a great choice. Coloured cushions or a pop of colour in cooking accessories are a great way to keep on top of the current colour trends.
For more kitchen inspiration and ideas be sure to check out our latest feature in the article by Bupa Home Insurance , ‘How to Create the Perfect Australian Kitchen’.