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1. Flat-panel door styleThis is sometimes referred to as a slab-door style and is a signature element of modern kitchen design. You might see a modern kitchen using a Shaker door style, but that often falls into transitional rather than modern – which is not to say it can’t be used; it’s just not a purist’s perspective. 2. Frameless, full-overlay cabinet constructionA bunch of terms are thrown around to describe this type of cabinet construction: Frameless, Euro frameless, overlay, full overlay. They all mean the same thing, that the door overlays the cabinet box. This style is the most often used in modern kitchens because it’s sleeker than a flush-inset cabinet, which is often associated with more traditional kitchen, cabinet and furniture design.
4. C- or J-Channel metal rail pullsThese pulls offer another great option for those who don’t want their pulls to stick out into the traffic flow. They are very sleek, but be careful of dust and spills getting caught in the channels.What they do for the kitchenAccentuate linear design by running the continuous, full length of the doors and drawers. They work well withPainted or stained wood flat-panel doors, minimalist backsplash elements and waterfall countertops.Take a look at these kitchen cabinet door styles
Modern kitchensDefinitions of “modern” vary widely, but when we think of modern kitchen designs, we often think of frameless cabinets, sleek and simple hardware, strong horizontal lines and a lack of ornamentation, with the natural beauty of the materials shining through. Take a look at 20 urban Indian kitchens