Our blog, Der Kern by Miele, is full of kitchen design inspiration - from advice by award winning kitchen and interior designers to our top appliance picks to suit all households. Contemporary kitchen design is as popular as ever, and so we have gathered together some of our favourite spaces featuring sleek lines and bold colour schemes which we hope helps to inspire your kitchen journey.
Watch how the Miele steam combination oven and induction hob were essential choices for professional chef and owner of Mere, Monica Galetti to have at home.
Monica Galetti's kitchen is a sleek example of contemporary kitchen design, featuring a large central island, a bank of Miele ovens and a flush fit Miele induction hob
Carefully consider your choice of materials and lighting, as this is what will tie your kitchen design together. Whilst you are creating different zones with specific functions, you will want the overall design to look sleek and be coherent. Select a colour and keep it consistent throughout your space. Look to use a slightly different tone or shade for a point of difference, as well as mood lighting to help highlight certain areas or features | Kitchen: McCarron & Co
Integrating appliances with handleless cabinetry is a great way to create a sleek, minimal look, perfect for a contemporary kitchen | Pictured: Miele DGM 6800 steam oven with microwave
Sleek lines, clever use of lighting and futuristic statement taps give this kitchen a contemporary edge | Kitchen: Diane Berry Kitchens
Smaller spaces can be particularly suited to contemporary design. To create a fluid and uncrowded small kitchen, minimal definition handleless doors are the best solution. Two tone and textured doors can be incorporated as part of the design to add interest. Gloss doors help reflect the light in areas that have limited natural daylight but plain smooth matt doors work well in polymatt finishes | Kitchen: Sanctuary Kitchens & Bathrooms
For smaller spaces, banking a Miele oven and sous vide vacuum sealing drawer together creates a similar contemporary look, whilst offering professional cooking advantages. Depending on the initial condition of your food, vacuum sealing can extend its shelf life between three and five times, which is great when preparing dishes in advance or batch cooking
If you are a passionate cook and love to entertain within a large kitchen, you are likely to want to include an array of appliances. Miele ovens, microwaves, steam oven, warming drawers, vacuum sealing drawers and coffee machines have all been designed so the trims, fascia, and handles line up and match perfectly allowing them to be ‘banked’ together in a dedicated cooking zone - a popular choice in contemporary kitchens thanks to symmetrical design | Pictured: Miele PureLine appliances
Another extraction solution for kitchen islands is the Miele Levantar Cooker Hood, seen here with the Miele Induction Hob for a sleek finish that stores away neatly without interrupting the design of the island
With 90% of all kitchens designed and fitted by Halcyon Interiors, The ALNO Store being handleless, we sat down with designer Graham Robinson to discover what you need to think about if you are wanting to achieve this look at home - head to our blog to find out more about this contemporary look | Kitchen: Halcyon Interiors, The ALNO Store
This kitchen created by Neil Lerner Designs using Miele appliances breaks up the gloss white kitchen island with deep exposed shelves, creating a space for decorative items without adding clutter to the work surfaces
This Miele hob has bevelled glass edges for a contemporary finish. Designed for using on an island, it has a greatly reduced depth, allowing the cooking area to be arranged in a panoramic row, as opposed to the traditional square design | Pictured: Miele KM6381 induction hob
"A pendant fitting says a lot about your personality and this is a way to showcase yourself. Don’t hold back, think of it as an investment in a piece of art. A well-chosen pendant will be loved for years to come and stops your room looking like anyone else’s." - read more expert advice from award winning kitchen designer Diane Berry on lighting your kitchen on our blog Der Ker | Kitchen: Diane Berry Kitchens
This sleek handleless kitchen featuring Miele appliances and a unique layout. The result is a flowing kitchen space with distinct zones, and a great island seating area for entertaining and every day family use
Whilst a monochrome colour scheme lends itself well to contemporary design, adding a pop of colour through accessories of fabric can be a great way to add interest a create a unique space | Kitchen: Neil Lerner Kitchen Designs