Counter tops & Backslashes
While granite remains a well known material for counter tops and backsplashes, the main focus on sustainable interior home design has opened a brand new world of possibilities. Counter tops can be found in eco-friendly slabs of 100 percent recycled materials for example glass, terrazzo and porcelain. These aggregates are positioned in a custom-colored resin to produce a slab that may be fabricated into a custom counter top.
Another hot option for backsplashes is mosaic tile in glass or metal. Solid sheets of stainless also can be used for modern backsplashes and counter tops. Further choices for glass include solid slabs of glass which are “back-painted” with an accent color, which provides a very sleek and contemporary shot of color without grout lines.
For any truly modern kitchen, the feel of European-style cabinetry is a plus. This innovative and contemporary aesthetic blends high-gloss lacquered cabinets and wood with horizontal running grain. Knobs tend to be nonexistent, and hardware is usually hidden for any clean and minimalist look. Another modern cabinetry trend would be to mix upper cabinets with open shelving or perhaps forgoing the uppers altogether in favor of shelving.