If recent trends are anything to go by, then a sleek, contemporary kitchen with polished finishes and glossy surfaces is definitely a thing of the past! As much as the late 90s and early 2000s moved toward kitchens with clean lines and a monotonous, factory-made look, homeowners are quickly turning toward more ‘natural‘ designs with styles such as farmhouse, rustic, industrial and country once again making a big splash. And the gorgeous Granduca from Marchi Cucine is a charming and tasteful addition to this growing lineup of stunning family kitchens.
We did talk about the minimalist appeal and the space-savvy design of contemporary fireplaces, and the three kitchens below showcase this aspect in a truly mesmerizing fashion. The first kitchen in white utilizes the fireplace as a sculptural focal point that wows you instantly and gives the kitchen a fiery, dynamic backdrop. The second contemporary kitchen clad in marble turns the cool fireplace with a Calacatta marble surround into a feature that binds together the cozy conversation zone. And even if you want to usher in a hint of rustic magic into the contemporary kitchen, the sleek fireplace fits in elegantly!
Heart of the Modern Home As we alluded to earlier, the modern kitchen is much more than a place to just cook and is increasingly becoming a part of the larger living space visual that blurs the line between each particular area. Add to this the balcony, deck or patio outside that extends this space outdoors, and it is barely a surprise that kitchens these days become the focal point of the stylish, trendy interior. Large sliding glass doors, bi-fold doors, sweeping windows and at times an open, pavilion-style design ensure that the distant coastline or the sparkling beach just outside is visually a part of the interior