Contemporary Kitchen Styles

Santa Barbara Contemporary Kitchens

Design and construction for entire home by Hahka Kitchens,

Contemporary kitchens tend to be described as modern, minimalist and geometric. The characteristics include horizontal lines, asymmetry and a lack of molding and other ornamentation. Materials often are man-made rather than natural: stainless steel, laminate, glass, concrete, chrome and lacquer.

Contemporary encompasses styles from the 1940s to the present, with Europe—especially Italy, Germany and Scandinavia—leading the way.

Expect to see:

  • Frameless cabinets with oversized hardware.
  • Cabinet material: stainless steel; white or bold-colored laminate; or subtly grained woods such as birch, ash or mapleCabinet door style: slab or horizontal lift-up.
  • Frosted glass inserts
  • Stainless steel and other metallic accents
  • Curved cabinets and counters

Contemporary styles: Art Modern, Futurism, Functionalism, Modern, Post-Modern.

Hahka Kitchens recently completed a kitchen cabinet design and installation for us. Their designers really listened to my clients' requests, stayed within their budget, and worked out the many details. Their experienced installers did a professional job, and worked within our required job time frame.
Don Gragg
Contractor