Kitchen Design

7 Modern Kitchen Ideas for Your Next Renovation

By April 27, 2021No Comments

Whether you are doing up a whole new kitchen or looking to refresh a tired looking one, a modern kitchen design combines many components, from the layout, cabinetry, and finishes to appliance choices.

2020 was the year where “living kitchen” truly came to life, bringing together practicality, aesthetic, and technology to make life somewhat easier, but what will our future kitchens look like? In this blog, we walk you through 7 modern kitchen ideas for your next renovation.

Rough Stone Splashback & Wooden Touches

Assimilating natural elements such as stone and wood into a kitchen design has always been a go-to. Pairing natural elements with a white minimalist theme is not only stylish, but adds to the overall homely, rustic feel of the room.

Adding black furniture and appliances is an eye-catching touch and forms a lovely contrast, making it easy on the eyes in a modern home.

See Our Project: Country Love by Collaroy Kitchen

Timeless Shaker Style

Shaker style kitchens are known for being effortless, classic, and adaptable. Modern kitchens take advantage of this design as they can be dressed up or down, according to your needs and taste.

This grand, open plan kitchen features white Shaker cabinets, stainless steel appliances and hardware, finished with a white benchtop.

See Our Project: Grand Scale Shaker by Collaroy Kitchen

Mixed Countertops

This large kitchen features the satin shine of sleek cabinets and mixed countertops complemented by the grey stone flooring and the clean, white wall and ceiling. Choosing different countertops adds to the contrast in your kitchen.

See Our Project: Modern Mixed benchtops by Collaroy Kitchen

Keep Calm and Choose Black

Modern kitchen designs often feature a neutral palette. This modern black kitchen showcases matte black cabinetry, wood flooring, black appliances, and an understated yet stunning light choice.

Black-themed kitchen designs are flourishing due to their modern-day, elegant feel, while adding to the mood of your kitchen.

See Our Project: Black Beauty by Collaroy Kitchen

Crisp White Cabinetry and Countertops

White-themed kitchen designs have always been a favoured, sound choice. Neutral colours such as white or grey feel muted and can be combined with textures such as wood, stone, or marble.

White cabinetry and countertops leave a kitchen feeling crisp and modern. Forever a popular colour choice for renovators, white kitchens also offer a relaxing atmosphere.

See Our Project: Modern – White Delight by Collaroy Kitchen

Industrial Design

Modern black and white design, what’s not to love? Industrial-themed kitchens are very practical and aesthetically pleasing. Industrial themes feel minimalistic and give a sharp, edgy feel to your kitchen.

This is an example of an open plan kitchen with black cabinets, quartz benchtops, white splashback, and stainless-steel appliances.

See Our Project: Industrial Kitchen | Quartz Stone Benchtop by Collaroy Kitchen

Eat-In Bar & Seating

In recent times we are spending more time in our homes, therefore, your kitchen should be designed as a space that you can work, relax, eat, and entertain in.

Kitchen designs that include custom tables with benches and chairs, plus island seating and breakfast bars contribute to an al-in-one, living room feel. You can even integrate clever storage solutions to hide your kitchenware and work-from-home office supplies.

See Our Project: Contemporary Kitchen | Breakfast Bar by Collaroy Kitchen

Collaroy Kitchen: Specialists in Modern Kitchen Design

Collaroy Kitchen are your local Northern Beaches kitchen design specialist. If you’re renovating your kitchen or building one from scratch, we are here to bring your kitchen dreams to life. Contact us on (02)9972 9300 or email us at to get started on your kitchen renovation today!

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