The horizontal cabinets that have doors opening from the top are modern. There are accessories you can use when designing a small kitchen. These will need to be kept to the minimum since the goal is to eliminate clutter. Appliances such as mixers can be stored in the cupboards. Although a modern small kitchen design does not allow you to have too much in the kitchen, that does not mean your kitchen has to be boring. Kitchen designing can be a challenge economically because of budget concerns. If your kitchen window is large enough, you can use natural lights and no curtains are needed. Small spaces can use bold colors like red accented with chrome or silver to bring out the taste. You never want a small modern kitchen to look too busy or junky.
Countertop: Even though there are many other countertop choices besides traditional, many homeowners still admire the timeless beauty of countertops. Tile for countertops is made from ceramic, porcelain or granite. The biggest problem of tile for countertops is keeping the grout clean and sanitary. It is imperative to properly seal grout. Using larger tiles means less area of grout and therefore less cleaning and sealing. Colored grout is also a popular idea instead of using white grout, which shows stains and discoloration.
Backsplash: The most obvious use for tile in the kitchen is for a backsplash. The choices for tile have come a long way and now include modern materials like glass and metal. Glass tiles, made from recycled glass, come in finishes ranging between glossy to flat. Creating an entire glass backsplash or just adding a few intermittently with ceramic tiles produces a sparkling accent to the rest of the kitchen. Glass tiles paired with large windows or glass-front cabinets put more focus on the translucent effect. Metal tiles can be found in stainless steel and copper. With the popular stainless steel appliances and countertops, metal backsplashes in various textured tile designs creates a perfect match.