4 Exciting Modern Kitchen Styles You’ll Love

As the heart of the home, the kitchen is among the most used rooms in the house. With so many different activities taking place there, it needs to be both functional and stylish. If you’re planning a kitchen remodel, one of the first decisions you’ll need to make is what design style you want to create. 

We’ve put together four ideas of popular kitchen design styles that we hope will inspire you as you start planning your remodel. When you’re ready, contact us at Artisan Remodeling & Design in Fort Collins. We’ve helped hundreds of homeowners create more perfect homes for their families, and we would love to help you with a kitchen remodel, too.


Country Farmhouse

There’s something about a country farmhouse kitchen that makes it the perfect gathering place for family and friends. Maybe it’s the warm, rustic feeling that comes from the use of natural materials like wood and stone, or maybe it’s the delicious smells wafting from the oven, beckoning people to come and sample the latest creation. 

Whatever the reason, country farmhouse kitchens have a special charm that is hard to resist. If you’re thinking of giving your kitchen a farmhouse-style makeover, start by choosing natural materials like wood and stone for your countertops and floors. Bib sinks look great in farmhouse kitchens, and a colorful tile backsplash will fit right in.


Contemporary kitchens are all about clean lines and minimalism. The focus is on form and function, rather than on embellishments or decorations. Cabinets often feature flat fronts and are finished with sleek hardware. For countertops, materials like granite or marble are good choices. Contemporary kitchens often incorporate materials like glass or stainless steel for a more modern look.

Some people see contemporary design as being cold, but the restrained color palette actually provides you with plenty of opportunities to add accents and decor that stand out and breathe excitement into the space.

In terms of layout, contemporary kitchens tend to be open and airy. There’s an emphasis on usable space and instead of having a separate dining room, many contemporary kitchens include a dining area that’s integrated into the overall design — sometimes in the form of an island. 

Whether you’re planning a complete kitchen renovation or just want to give your existing space a fresh new look, adopting a contemporary style is a great way to create a stunning new space. By keeping things simple and embracing clean lines and minimalism, you can create a stylish and functional kitchen that will be the envy of your friends and family.


When most people think of a modern kitchen, they picture stainless steel appliances, sleek lines, and a minimalistic color palette. However, the reality is that there are many different styles of modern kitchens. Some are quite simple, and feature a toned-down color palette while others are much more elaborate and colorful.  

A few hallmarks of modern-style kitchens include large windows that let in plenty of natural light, and a floor plan that makes them feel more spacious. Natural materials like wood and stone exist side by side with metal appliances, accents, or hardware. Add in some modern chairs or stools around the island or a glass table to complete the look.


When you love some elements of modern or contemporary kitchens but you also like the way that a farmhouse or cottage kitchen feels, a transitional kitchen is going to give you everything you want. 

A transitional kitchen is a happy marriage between traditional and contemporary design styles. This popular style blends classic details with modern conveniences that create a stylish and functional space that feels both timeless and fresh. 

When it comes to choosing materials, transitional kitchens often mix and match different textures and finishes. For example, you might see stainless steel appliances paired with wood cabinets or stone countertops. The blending of different styles is what makes the transitional style so unique.

In terms of layout, transitional kitchens tend to be open and airy, with plenty of room for entertaining. And when it comes to color, the sky’s the limit. Whether you prefer neutral hues or bold shades, there’s almost no wrong way to decorate a transitional kitchen. With its mix of old and new, a transitional kitchen is the perfect choice for anyone who wants the best of both worlds.


Now that you’ve learned a little more about these popular kitchen styles, head on over to our gallery to see some of the great kitchen designs and kitchen remodels we’ve completed. Then reach out to learn more or to schedule a free consultation for your remodel!

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