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8 Modern Kitchen Design and Furniture Ideas for Your HDB

8 Modern Kitchen Design and Furniture Ideas for Your HDB

Modern kitchen design highlights functional beauty. It does not use extravagant furniture or intricate design elements and colour palette but focuses on well-curated furnishings and designs that are both aesthetically pleasing and purposeful. The use of clean lines, simple details, and a neutral colour palette set modern kitchen design apart. When integrated into your home, a modern kitchen design will seamlessly elevate the comfort and appeal of your flat.

Whether you want to level up your small area or section your open space, you can easily transform your kitchen into a modern one with these design and furniture ideas. Read through this quick guide to spruce up your modern kitchen without doing major renovations.

Enjoy an open-plan kitchen with a spacious dining table

Enjoy an open-plan kitchen with a spacious dining table

Modern flats welcome an open-plan kitchen where you can prepare and dine or entertain in the same area. Although it provides multiple benefits like space-saving and better temperature during summer, an open plan or semi-open plan kitchen is a bit tricky to decorate, especially when you see lots of awkward spaces while sectioning it.

To help section a more spacious open plan kitchen, you can create a DIY partition with a dining table. A polished dining table with neutral colors and bespoke texture can make a faux built-in look for a cohesive open kitchen. 

Replace an ornate open door drawer with sleek cabinetry

Replace an ornate open door drawer with sleek cabinetry

Traditional cabinetry highlights architectural richness and lots of patterns and intricate designs, while modern and transitional kitchens feature clean designs with minimal details, flat panels, and simple hardware. For a more seamless look, you can opt for kitchen cabinets with no handle. Modern kitchen cabinets include neutral colours, gloss finish, chrome, and natural materials. Think about the mixture of painted cabinets, neutral palette, marble tops, and natural wood textures incorporated in your modern kitchen. When choosing new cabinets for your kitchen, take note of your cooking style available appliances, especially the major ones. If you cook often and don't have much time to maintain your kitchen, opt for dark coloured cabinets with easy to clean surfaces.

Fill your kitchen with modern innovative appliances

Fill your kitchen with modern innovative appliances

Your modern kitchen must be dominated by modern and multi-functional kitchen appliances. Keyword "multi-functional". When buying appliances for your kitchen, you don't have to get everything under the sun that advertisements tell you to get. When you are tight in space and budget, it is good to focus on the kitchen essentials that you will use more often. Get the appliances that fit your lifestyle and your kitchen aesthetics. Do you need a large oven or a microwave oven? A stand mixer or a hand mixer? The choice depends on your lifestyle. If you entertain frequently, it is good to get appliances that can cater to bigger occasions. For intimate family cooking, more compact kitchen appliances will do. In terms of aesthetics, kitchen appliances with gloss or chrome finishes are popular.

Utilise your vertical space for optimum space-saving

Utilise your vertical space for optimum space-saving

Working with a small kitchen area, choosing storage solutions that can help you make the most out of your available space is essential. Vertical storage is a big advantage to a compact kitchen. Convert your awkward space into a storage nook with tall storage shelves or racks. You can also create a rack over the door or tiered shelves for your pantry supplies or lightweight utensils. For kitchen towels or cutting boards, you can hang some hooks on your walls to make them part of your kitchen design. Tiered baskets also add charm to your modern kitchen.

Use sintered stone furniture for longevity

Use sintered stone furniture for longevity

Since modern kitchen design is focused on minimal details, to get out of the monotony, choose the furniture with minimal design but striking appeal. Furniture pieces made of sintered stone are known for their luxurious look and durability. Sintered stone does not easily get scratched and is easy to maintain. With its maintainable properties and bespoke appeal, the sintered stone is perfect for your kitchen.

To highlight the appeal of a sintered stone furniture in your modern kitchen, surround it with equally luxurious chrome appliances and neutrally painted metal light fixtures and accent decorations.

Create a cosy peninsula with upholstered chairs

Create a cosy peninsula with upholstered chairs

A great way to section an open concept kitchen is to build a mini peninsula or a bar unit. A simple kitchen peninsula can effectively create a visual distinction between your cooking and dining space. Build a fluid socialising space with a minimalist peninsula or a more fancy mini bar in your open kitchen. Your peninsula can be a low-profile breakfast counter or a more spacious dining corner. Depending on the height of your kitchen peninsula, you can add tall bar stools or minimalist upholstered dining chairs to complete a cosy dining section. 

Build a modern monochromatic design

Build a modern monochromatic design

If you are a fan of the more laid-back kitchen aesthetics, go for a monochromatic colour scheme with well-curated furniture and cohesive styling. Try a mixture of dark cabinetry on top of a lighter base wall paint to make your kitchen look spacious. Add the effortless appeal of your chrome appliances. To section a monochromatic kitchen, try glass paneling. This can be a frameless panel or a glass panel on top of a medium-height wall partition to hide your kitchen counter. Remember that creating a monochromatic kitchen design does not mean making a boring kitchen. You are free to add some elements that deviate your colour scheme to add variation excitement.

Take note of your backsplash

Take note of your backsplash

The key to an appealing modern kitchen is to keep it clean and uncluttered. But how can you keep it clean if you deal with grease everytime you cook? The solution is your backsplash. Place your hob near a tiled backsplash, not on a separate kitchen island where the oil and odours spread everywhere, especially when you do a not so light cooking. A tiled backsplash can help block the grease and is easy to clean. A dark backsplash hides grease and smoke residue from heavy cooking. Another way to prevent greasy and smoky smell from spreading across your open concept kitchen is to install a cooker hood. Spare your kitchen island for food preparation and light cooking.

Looking for modern kitchen furniture to complete your bespoke kitchen design? Check out Megafurniture’s extensive collection of luxurious and high-quality modern kitchen and dining room furniture.

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