Elegant, customisable and designed with timeless appeal in mind, our modern kitchen ranges offer unparalleled luxury.
Characterised by sleek lines and flat slab doors, this popular kitchen style is the epitome of modern luxury kitchen design. Here at Masterclass, we offer a wide array of colours, textured finishes and showstopper features, enabling you to enhance your new kitchen with a unique combination of contemporary kitchen design and storage solutions. Pair your selection with traditional or modern accessories and you can attain a look that’s truly original and suits your personality.
What is a Modern Kitchen?
The best modern style kitchens marry a minimalist simplicity with timeless sophistication.
Often, when someone imagines a contemporary kitchen, they picture bright, glossy finishes. But a cosy look is possible, with metallic splashbacks and warm spotlights.
Modern doesn’t have to mean clinical. At Masterclass, our expert designers can create you a modern, colourful kitchen with warm and cool tones, or even natural-effect finishes.
Sceptics claim modern style kitchens lack character. However, armed with years of experience, we always include charming touches and unique kitchen storage options.
The most elegant luxury modern kitchen designs promote minimalism. That said, like modern lives, they don’t crumble under complexity. Rather, texture and design features can enhance them.
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The History of Modern Kitchens
According to architect-historians, the modern kitchen started life in the 1930s when individual benches made way for modular units and continuous worktops. Over the next few decades, refrigerators bested larders, laminate finishes entered the market—so did chrome—and LED spotlights lit up the scene. Then we got handleless kitchens with clean lines and cutting-edge tech. The modern kitchen was born and matured into its current form: Modern Kitchen 2023.
Modern Kitchen Ideas
A kitchen isn’t just a stylish room; it’s an extension of your identity and a stage for making memories. Hence, to choose the ideal contemporary kitchen for you, it’s important to use your lifestyle as inspiration. We provide plenty of initial inspiration in our lifestyle blog if you need it. However, if you’re all set, check out our modern kitchen ranges below to take your search a level deeper.
Modern Kitchen FAQs
Coming up with modern kitchen ideas isn’t easy when kitchen design isn’t your specialism. After all:
- What is a modern kitchen?
- What features do modern luxury kitchens contain?
- Are there standard modern kitchen appliances?
Answering those questions isn’t easy because each modern kitchen is different. Generally, as long as your kitchen contains a minimalist design, flat slab doors and gadgets, it’s a modern kitchen.
Homeowners commonly come to us with the assumption that white and grey are the only modern kitchen colours. The truth, though, is that modern doesn’t have to mean clinical. Indeed, there’s nothing stopping you using charismatic colours or breaking up blocks of white with oak cabinets or a modern kitchen backsplash. Modern kitchens can be as colourful as your personality.
Modern kitchens can contain traditional features like pantries. They just tend to sport a more minimalist style. For instance, you can use classic kitchen doors but not pair them with crown moulding. Similarly, rather than opting for a traditional pantry and larder setup, you might choose sleeker options like our Hathaway pantries and MagnaSpace pull-out larders .
Modern kitchens with islands are impressive and practical. Not only do they accentuate straight lines, making any space they inhabit look bigger, but they also offer well-needed surface area, which is perfect for entertaining.
Modern ones are paired back to their basic shape. That still leaves you with lots of opportunities for creativity, though. Take, for instance, this fixed Amalfi island or this freestanding Oxwich one.
Yes! Masterclass Kitchens showrooms exist throughout the country and we welcome visitors. Each store is set up to help you see and feel our high-quality craftsmanship in person.
Simply book a consultation with your local Masterclass Kitchens retailer and one of our experts will design you a bespoke, 3D kitchen model to match your budget and style preferences.
We source a huge portion of our board from FSC® and PEFC accredited forests. As a result, waste wood materials now make up 100% of our board. What’s more, we’ve minimised pollution and energy usage in our processes without impacting our high-quality standards.