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Los Angeles family kitchen follows the rules of contemporary kitchen design to a T

Contemporary kitchens can take many shapes but there are some elements that recur more frequently in quintessential contemporary kitchen designs. This Los Angeles family kitchen manages to be both minimalist and warm, open and intimate, functional and kid-friendly by following a few simple rules of contemporary design. 

Los Angeles family kitchen front view

Contemporary design aesthetics

  • Streamlined cabinetry with elegant details and a timeless feel (Snaidero’s IDEA line)
  • Frosted glass doors to lighten up the upper cabinets
  • A backsplash (rectangular, staggered, multi-colored stone mosaic tile) that provides an interesting visual pattern while staying with the neutral color palette of the kitchen, set by the use of the warm Cherry matte wood cabinet finish
  • Fully integrated refrigerators and dishwasher that stay out of sight behind the cabinet doors, without disrupting the continuity of the look
  • Handle-free wall unit and island

Los Angeles family kitchen island

Contemporary design functionality

  • Open floor-plan layout
  • Island seating with breakfast nook extension, for a more intimate use of the kitchen
  • Durable materials, like the appliances in stainless steel and granite countertops sealed to be stain-proof (all of this especially useful for a kitchen used by kids as well)
  • High-performing appliances, including a speed oven, a warming drawer, double refrigeration, and under-the-counter refrigerator drawers
  • Two sinks (on the island): a main one for the clean-up station, with dishwasher and trash cabinet on either side; a smaller one for food washing and preparation, also near a garbage disposal
  • Kitchen island with ample storage space

Los Angeles family kitchen with modern design

Appliances Used

  • From Miele: 30” convection oven, speed oven, warming drawer, 5 burner gas cooktop, 15” induction single burner cooktop, s/s hood, coffee system, fully integrated dishwasher
  • From Subzero: 27” fully integrated refrigerator, 27” fully integrated refrigerator/freezer combination
  • From GE Monogram: two 24” s/s under counter refrigerator drawers
  • From U-Line: 24” s/s wine storage refrigerator with glass door, 22” television

Project interior designer: Silvia Lombardo

Kitchen designer: Lois O’Malley, Kitchen Designer, Snaidero USA Los Angeles