It takes more than just a few sleek appliances to make a modern kitchen. As with most things, the secret to the style lies in the details. Having the requisite elements can move your kitchen from slightly modern to a really stunning multi-functional and modern space. Here are some of the must-have elements that will elevate the look of your modern kitchen.
Retractable counter hoods
While the main appeal of a modern kitchen is its minimalist look, it still has to be functional. To keep the slick look means stowing things away when they are not in use, including your kitchen cooktop ventilation. Companies like Airforce have a variety of kitchen hoods that retract into the counter and out of sight. Some come with built-in task lighting.
For those who prefer a gas cooktop or in a kitchen where a retractable hood is not an option, a wide variety of low-profile vertical range hoods are available. Colored minimalist hoods, stainless steel angled models and even round wall-mounted hoods are all modern and cutting edge designs. Zephyr offers a wide selection of these low-profile hoods s well as traditional style hoods that have a thinner, more modern profile.
Sinks with sliding panels
Generally, no matter what you do, the kitchen sink is still a hole in the countertop and the faucet protrudes from the surface. And, while no kitchen can go without one, there are ways to make the sink less obtrusive as well as even more functional. Here, Binova presents a sink with moveable drain panels that allow you to place them wherever they might be most useful, whether it is to the side of the sink or directly over it.
Sometimes the kitchen faucet rising above the work surface can be a distracting element, so Valcucine created this retractable faucet that virtually disappears when you’re not using it. It retracts into the sink and swings to the side, stowing neatly at the edge and eliminating the faucet’s usual vertical line.
Smart countertop sink
Or perhaps it’s the sink itself that doesn’t appeal to you. Installing a smart countertop sink can add work and serving space to your counter. Kick up the smooth look of your countertop with this technology that raises the bottom of the sink level with the counter when you don’t need to wash dishes. This interpretation still allows you to have access to running water even when the sink is “closed.”