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Choosing the best material for your new modern kitchen

Kayla Gulec Kayla Gulec
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There are so many options for kitchen materials out there, and when you're updating your kitchen, it can be quite overwhelming and difficult to determine what style is the best fit for you and your families’ needs. Home decor isn't far from fashion. There are classics that will stylistically last a lifetime, and then there are trends that come and go like the tides. Normally, the lifetime of kitchen decor last less than 10 years, so when designing your dream kitchen, you want to think about a look that will last the course of its time, and for that purpose, you can't go wrong with modern design.

The modern kitchen is the center of your home, the multifunctional space where friends and family enjoy cooking to socializing. A stunning, welcoming, and comfortable modern kitchen is the goal of anyone who wants to redesign an old kitchen, so that's why here at homify, we've compiled a list of the best materials you could choose for your new modern kitchen design.

A Little Laminate

Laminate is one of the most popular choices for kitchen renovations on a budget, and wooden laminate is a great choice for any modern kitchen design. Wood is a beautiful material, ideal for relaxing, warm and classy kitchen design. This wooden laminate flooring is beautiful, practical, and cheaper than hardwood floors. Wooden laminate floors are also waterproof, impressively heavy-duty, and principally stain resistant. When it comes to maintenance, it's much simpler than with hardwood floors, which explains its incredible popularity. 

And what's more, a laminate floor will be laid down in sections as planks, so it will have the same grooved effect that a real hardwood floor would have.

Stainless steel is always in style

New Crane Wharf TLA Studio Modern style kitchen
TLA Studio

New Crane Wharf

TLA Studio

Stainless steel has a stylish, sleek, classy, and even sexy feel to it. It invokes the feeling of an up-to-date, modern, trend-setting kitchen. Stainless steel countertops bring an industrial flavour accent into your modern kitchen design. They're also quite exclusive and luxurious choices that make kitchen design appear brighter and richer.

Functionally, it’ll improve your cooking abilities by providing you with a durable, spacious work area. These counter tops are resilient to just about everything – water, heat, germs, and as the name suggests, stains. Over much time, stainless steel countertops are susceptible to dents and scratches, but that's nothing that a regular polish and wash can't prevent. These tops require very little maintenance, making it quite possibly one of the smartest countertop choices available. 

So why not consider a sleek stainless steel countertop like this one? 

A hint of wood

Wood is a gorgeous choice for an inspiring, spectacular, and functional modern kitchen design. It's an ideal material, perfect for that relaxing, warm, and classy kitchen atmosphere. You could consider the butcher block design. It offers a look that is elegant, yet casual and environmentally friendly. Maintenance is slightly more involved than stainless steel, but nothing too big that it will take up any noteworthy amount of time. Cleanup is easy, requiring just a bit of dish detergent and a light cloth or sponge, and a good butcher block should be sealed and oiled about once a month. It's also inexpensive.

You don't even have to implement a lot of wood in your kitchen if you don't want to. As we can see here, a small wooden pane was added to the island, adding that wooden accent to match with the marble countertop.

Incorporate natural stone

The natural stone adds an organic feel and exceptional magnificence to modern kitchen interiors. It's a great choice for timeless and classy kitchen design, creating a wholesome atmosphere and decorating modern kitchens in economic style.

You can use natural stone in many areas in your kitchen. For example, you could implement a soapstone countertop, which is composed mainly from mineral talc, but very sturdy, as they contain a lot of quartz. But you could also opt for a natural stone backsplash if you have a different idea for a countertop. As we see here, this stone backsplash protects the wall from any water that splashes backward from the faucet, providing not only great style, but great functionality.

Multipurpose quartz

Grigio Natura Quartz and Cream Gloss kitchen Henley McKay Kitchens KitchenCabinets & shelves
Henley McKay Kitchens

Grigio Natura Quartz and Cream Gloss kitchen

Henley McKay Kitchens

Quartz is a plentiful, natural occurring mineral that looks great in any home. Its non-porous surface and distinctive beauty makes quartz an exceptional match for any lifestyle. It's one of the hardest and most durable and scratch resistant minerals available, and because of this it's extremely easy to maintain and clean. Wiping stains from its surface is even easier than cleaning granite, making it a very attractive and sought-after choice for your new modern kitchen. Quartz also has a long lifetime and is available in just about any colour you can think of, making coordination with kitchen appliances and cabinet colours a cinch. Take this countertop, for example. The light colour perfectly compliments the creamy beige of the overhead cabinets, as well as the white for the drawers underneath. 

Consider corian

Corian is the brand name for a solid surface material created by DuPont and is considered one of the classier countertops available on the market. It's an advanced material created to last a lifetime using a unique blend of minerals and acrylic which creates a stone-hard surface that can be shaped to meet any design or dimension. While natural materials like granite, marble, and wood have monopolized most kitchens for many years, solid-surface countertops are becoming an increasingly sought after option. With a wider selection of colour choices, widespread availability, and a more affordable than high-end stone are just a few reasons to take consider Corian.

Its primary use is in kitchen countertops, but you could also consider it in your bathroom for vanity tops or as wall cladding in showers.

Deciding on dekton

Dekton is a state of the art blend of the raw materials used to produce the latest in glass and porcelain, as well as the highest quality quartz work surfaces that has innumerable advantages in your kitchen, especially if you're particularly clumsy or accident prone.

Dekton is the most scratch resistant surface on the market. Any slip of the knife won’t damage Dekton. While many other surfaces are stain resistant, Dekton is completely stain-proof, so even the most stubborn of stains like wine, coffee, or even rust can easily be removed. Because it has extremely low porosity and contains no resins, it's also chemical resistant. Drips or splashes of common household chemicals like bleach, drain cleaners or oven degreasers won’t even damage it. It's also fire, heat, abrasion, and ice resistant. Not only that, but just look at how stylish this sleek black countertop is in this kitchen? So why not opt for Dekton? 

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