Is your kitchen ready for a design update? If you love the modern contemporary look, get expert advice from Mountain High Appliance on what to shop for to master this design.

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What is Modern Contemporary Design?

Oftentimes, modern and contemporary are used interchangeably. Technically speaking though, modern design references design features from a more recent era (think the 1950s to 1970s), and contemporary means “now”.

If you are looking for a modern contemporary design for your home, you will want to get clear on what you are looking for before planning your layout and choosing appliances. We have found that most of our customers looking for a “modern contemporary” design are looking for modern-day aesthetic that incorporate clean lines and plenty of space.

If you are looking to achieve this design, here are some of the things you will want to look for in your kitchen appliances.

Built-In & Panel Ready Models

One of the biggest design aspects of a modern contemporary design is a sleek and seamless look. Choosing built-in appliances or panel-ready models will help you achieve this.

In most kitchens, refrigerators stand out as one of the first things you see when you enter the room. Choosing a built-in refrigerator or panel-ready refrigerator for your kitchen will help you achieve a seamless look without drawing too much attention to appliances that you did not intentionally choose to be accent pieces.

You can also shop our selection of panel-ready dishwashers, trash compactors, and dish drawers to add more uniformity to your space.


Matching Finishes

Modern contemporary designs incorporate only a few colors in each room. You will want to be sure that your appliances and their hardware all match to create a uniform look.

Keep in mind that finishes can vary from one brand to the next. While you can purchase stainless steel finishes from multiple brands, for example, the exact look may vary from one brand to the next. Shopping by appliance brand will help you ensure the finishes match.

Accent Pieces

Accent pieces are an important part of this design style. Be intentional with your accent pieces. Whether you want to add wood accents to your kitchen with countertops or built-in shelving or you want to draw attention to a luxury range hood choose carefully.

Low Profile Appliances

You will want your kitchen design to have clean lines and open space. Low-profile appliances and drawer pulls will help you achieve this.

Shop for appliances that have push-to-open features, inset handles, and hidden control panels. An electric cooktop and built-in wall oven pair lend themselves well to this design aesthetic as well.

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Shop Mountain High Appliance

Stop into one of our beautiful and conveniently located kitchen appliance showrooms to get design inspiration and shop our selection of refrigerators or dishwashers near you. We are here to work with you every step of the way from design to installation.

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