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Look book: A collection of modern kitchens for your contemporary kitchen renovation inspiration board

It’s time to rip out your outdated and impractical kitchen and replace it with a new, shiny, attractive, not to mention contemporary kitchen. But where to begin? Modern kitchens are a haven for aspiring masterchefs, and some images to inspire your next contemporary kitchen is a great place to start. These high-end kitchens are sure to make modern kitchen ideas the next conversation at the dinner table.

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Sure to impress lovers of modern kitchens is this earthy-toned contemporary kitchen space where cooking takes centerstage on the island bench, complemented by a warm mix of chocolate-toned cabinetry and tiling plus sleek stainless-steel appliances.

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There are plenty of modern kitchen ideas to borrow from classic and contemporary kitchens like this one: the neutral colour scheme (a blend of white and off-white tones is popular in today’s modern kitchens), an abundance of cabinetry, and what’s becoming a coveted item in contemporary kitchens – a stainless-steel oversized underbench oven.

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Some people love all-white modern kitchens, and some people like the opposite spin on contemporary kitchens – all black. Creating a dramatic look in modern kitchens is gloss black cabinetry and benchtops too.

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If you like your modern kitchens bold, bright and packed with colour, this might be an option you’re willing to consider. Red makes a heated impact and will catch guests attention from the word go. But even if all red cabinetry isn’t your thing – a red splashback may just be. Teamed with white cabinetry, a red splashback adds a little fire to an otherwise neutral contemporary kitchens.

You might also like these articles on designing modern kitchens:
- How much does a kitchen renovation cost?
- All-white modern kitchen ideas and images to inspire your next renovation
- Tips for choosing the stand-out elements of modern kitchens
- Black and White kitchens

+ For more modern kitchen ideas and advice, Melbourne clients can phone The Makeover Group on 1300 768 464 or see

Richard Armstrong is a director of Melbourne firm The Makeover Group. He has more than a decade of home-renovation experience, including kitchen design and build. Richard has helped thousands of Melbourne clients create modern kitchens that suit their tastes and lifestyle.