Heart of the Modern Home As we alluded to earlier, the modern kitchen is much more than a place to just cook and is increasingly becoming a part of the larger living space visual that blurs the line between each particular area. Add to this the balcony, deck or patio outside that extends this space outdoors, and it is barely a surprise that kitchens these days become the focal point of the stylish, trendy interior. Large sliding glass doors, bi-fold doors, sweeping windows and at times an open, pavilion-style design ensure that the distant coastline or the sparkling beach just outside is visually a part of the interior
Most often, it is white marble along with lighter tones of wood that seem to find space in the modern rustic or farmhouse kitchens. But those looking for something far more masculine and dashing can try out black marble countertops or dark grained hardwood.
Not All Modern! The beauty of adding wooden surfaces to the modern kitchen goes beyond mere textural contrast. It allows you to blend two different styles and add a hint of rustic, farmhouse, traditional or even industrial panache to the stylish, contemporary kitchen. While wood does a great job of lending that natural, rustic appeal, marble acts as a balancing element by elevating the &‘sophistication&‘ of the kitchen with its polished finish.
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