The main characteristics of a Contemporary Style kitchen include:

– removal of all fussy decoration and clutter,

– all lines are simple, sharp and clean,

– smooth and simple countertop edges,

– use of natural materials,

– minimal or no cabinetry hardware,

– cabinet doors with frameless flat panels,

– cabinet door of glass and metal,

– preferred woods are birch, cherry and maple,

– a sleek and almost industrial appearance,

– retro-modern design is included in this style,

– all designs, materials and finishes reflect the trends of the 20th and 21st centuries.