What makes a kitchen design modern vs contemporary? The terms are often used interchangeably but they are not the same thing as many might think. Modern design refers to a period in time where contemporary design is current and therefore ever changing.  When it comes to a modern kitchen design there are a number of elements in common.

Below are some examples elements that make a kitchen modern from our portfolio.

Cabinet construction – modern kitchens

Cabinets in modern kitchens are usually frame-less providing a sleek, unadorned finish.

Open floor plans

Modern architecture tends towards open floor plans and this floors through to the kitchen layout.


Modern designs have an emphasis on simplicity lacking ornamentation. Prominence is placed on clean horizontal lines with an absence of pattens.

» See more examples of modern kitchens in our project gallery.

» More examples can be found on our modern kitchens Pinterest board.