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Difference between Modern and Contemporary Kitchen Remodel Styles
Classic Home Improvements in San Diego, CA. has recently released an article that explored the interchangeability of the words "Contemporary Kitchen" and "Modern Kitchen".
By: Jack Crocker
The article is located at the company's website at http://www.choosechi.com/
"So, whether you consider your kitchen modern or contemporary in style, it's always going to be your personality and how you use it that determine its tone," said Jack Crocker, owner of Classic Home Improvements, who believes that "gone are the days of closing the kitchen door while shooing the guests into the living room."
The Contemporary kitchen, according to the article, epitomes a sleek, minimalist layout, which is characterized by dark wood or black cabinetry, fresh white countertops and smooth stainless steel appliances, the contemporary kitchen is functional and sometimes artistic in nature.
"Meanwhile, the Modern kitchen refers to a specific design movement that arose in the early 20th century and follows stricter guidelines; contemporary, by definition, is more fluid and tolerates a bit of rule-breaking,"
Noting that the Contemporary styled kitchen is a more dynamic and changing term, Crocker explained further how the "Contemporary styled kitchen allows for more freedom and trends."
"Oh, yes, the Contemporary kitchen can be modern as well, but it also incorporates elements of other styles, to include cutting -edge design and technology, and use of new trends and materials."
Nevertheless, within the so-called "modern kitchen", the source added that one might see a full-height marble or concrete backsplash with little ornamentation, but in contemporary kitchens there's often a lot of pattern. "Glass tiles are a favorite, as are mosaic, stone and ceramic," the general contractor added.
Even though it usually tales a major remodel to whip a kitchen into a modern or contemporary style, usability is usually the key determining factor. According to the Classic Home Improvements spokesperson, both "contemporary"
"Nevertheless, the choice between the two is ultimately yours, and I would advise that you go with whatever suits your needs and personal style best. Or perhaps the first one that makes your heart leaps with joy when you see it," exclaimed Crocker.
For further information on modern and contemporary kitchen styles, or consultation, please call Classic Home Improvements at (888) 763-3376.
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