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9 cutting-edge ideas for a modern kitchen

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Wood effect open plan kitchen with island Cuisine moderne par Schmidt Kitchens Barnet Moderne
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The new year is still right behind us and there's still plenty of time to plan for a healthy beginning to a new and fresh year. Yes, fad diets and new interior design trends can seem difficult to succeed in and finish till the very end, but there are ways to set yourself up for success. A healthy kitchen is definitely one of them, and here at homify we can certainly help you with that!

A modern, contemporary kitchen is one thing – so is a healthy lifestyle kitchen – but sometimes cutting-edge technologies can make our lives easier and convenient in all the right ways. These nine cutting-edge ideas below will make your life healthier, easier and more family-friendly.  They also fit directly in with almost any interior style, making them a new and seamless part of your daily life!

1. Invest in a healthy lifestyle kitchen

NEW! 2015 Kitchen: PORTLAND + ARCOS Cuisine scandinave par Schmidt Palmers Green Scandinave
Schmidt Palmers Green

NEW! 2015 Kitchen: PORTLAND + ARCOS

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Lastly, no matter what you add to your kitchen, make sure it's there to make you and your families life healthier. These options we've presented are not necessary, but do allow you to live in a modern, technological way – making certain actions easier so you can focus on what matters most. 

2. Climate-controlled room

With air-tight containers, air conditioning, heating and refrigerators to make sure your fresh food and leftovers stay fresh, it's hard to imagine that we could possibly need anything else. However, a climate-controlled room can easily give your fruits and vegetables plenty more life and keep your body in check with the environment around it.

3. Motion-controlled lighting

Looking to save on energy costs and constantly forgetting to turn your lights off when you leave a room? Why not add motion-controlled lighting that turns on and off just by sensing your presence. These lights can be as dim, or as bright, as you need them to be – you can even make your under-cabinet lighting motion-controlled (check out the great under-cabinet lights here!)

4. Convection ovens

Wood effect open plan kitchen with island Cuisine moderne par Schmidt Kitchens Barnet Moderne MDF
Schmidt Kitchens Barnet

Wood effect open plan kitchen with island

Schmidt Kitchens Barnet

The preferential ovens of bakers and cooks – convection ovens will make your baked goods come out consistently great by an even means of air. These ovens tend to cost a little more, but they're definitely a worthy investment cost. One should be just fine, however you can find deals if you purchase two at a time, which is perfect for those that entertain or have larger families. 

5. Heated flooring

Ideal kitchen for family of 4 Cuisine moderne par Schmidt Kitchens Barnet Moderne Panneau d'aggloméré
Schmidt Kitchens Barnet

Ideal kitchen for family of 4

Schmidt Kitchens Barnet

We don't need to explain why this is a cutting-edge and great item to have in your home. We suggest you keep under-floor heating in kitchens and bathrooms, where you tend to be a lot of the time and these two rooms tend to have hard-floors – tiles, wood, concrete, etc; Even in smaller homes, heated flooring in the kitchen can be helpful – this Asian kitchen would be a great space to add a small amount of underfloor heating.

6. An interior grill

Bring the grill party inside with a nice counter-top grilling option and don't let the winter months take away those great Korean or American BBQ dishes! It's quite easy to find local kitchen appliances stores and retailers that will help you bring the party indoors year-round. You can also get them covered, like the one seen here!

7. Voice-activated window shades

Painted Shaker kitchen by Harvey Jones Cuisine moderne par Harvey Jones Kitchens Moderne
Harvey Jones Kitchens

Painted Shaker kitchen by Harvey Jones

Harvey Jones Kitchens

Kitchens need a lot of light for the freshness of food, brightness of careful preparation and natural light to make a space look clean, beuatiful and fresh. However, as the evening wears on and you find yourself in quaint company, you might prefer more privacy. Voice-activated windows are a great way to eloquently close the windows without having to leave the comfort of your company, or your seat. 

8. Great countertop materials

The year of 2017 should be the year of exploring new materials. Concrete and marble are our top two choices for both their looks and durability. As concrete tends to be the more affordable option of the two, marble will add a timeless and sophisticated look to your home as you can see in this modern and minimalist choice. 

9. A complete and organised pantry

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Bespoke oak larder


As you'll be engaging in a healthier lifestyle in 2017, so will the cleaning projects and organisation techniques.  Cleaning out ALL of your old food, wiping down surfaces and disinfecting those that store food are all things you should do prior to organising your spices and supplies. This pantry is perfect example of how proper cleaning and organising can make choosing healthy food easier.

or more great 2017 design choices, check out this article, with a new year, comes new and fun decision making!

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