A well-designed kitchen can give you around a 54 percent return on your investment. So, why not take the time to create the kitchen of your dreams?

Maybe you're looking to create a chef's kitchen, or perhaps you want to be the entertainment hub for your friends and family. The first step is to create a beautiful kitchen that's beautiful for your style and functional for your needs.

Looking for the best modern kitchen design ideas? Look no further because we have some ideas to transform your kitchen and cabinet designs.

Colorful Cabinetry

Years ago, all-white kitchens dominated the pages of design magazines. But now, modern kitchen cabinets are a space to feature some color. Colorful cabinetry gives your home a pop of personality and visual interest.

This colorful trend is easy to accomplish with RTA cabinets. The pieces can be painted your desired color before being put together.

Darker shades like green, navy blue, and red have been popular choices for a few years now. But don't be afraid to go out on a limb with nontraditional colors like yellow, orange, or pink.

Build In a Custom Bar

Love a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine at night? You should consider building a custom bar right into your kitchen.

Dedicate a section of upper cabinetry to stash away your mugs, wine glasses, and accessories. Lower cabinetry can house wine bottles, bags of beans, and any additional supplies.

Use the counter space as your workstation to craft your drink and hold appliances like coffee pots, milk steamers, or cocktail tools. You could even add pantry doors to close up the space when it's not in use.

Give Yourself Lots of Counter Space

Kitchen designers will always tell you that you can never go wrong with lots of counter space. You don't have to be a gourmet chef or even love to cook to benefit from a little extra room.

If you're going for a larger remodel, opt to give yourself more counter space. You can do this with an island or a peninsula. Try creating a tiered island or peninsula to give your kitchen an eating space that's separate from prep space.

Black Accents

When it comes to interior design, it's all in the little details that make the space stand out. And one way that you can make your kitchen look like a stand-out design is by using black accents throughout.

From sink faucets to modern cabinet handles and lighting, you have a few places you can seamlessly add black to your kitchen.

Black is a neutral color, so it will fit in with most designs. But that doesn't mean it's boring. Black is sleek and chic and will allow your kitchen to look timeless for years to come.

Add Some Smart Tech

Let's face it; technology is a cornerstone of our lives. With a kitchen remodel, you can embrace technology to make your life easier.

There are smart refrigerators that can help you manage groceries and voice-controlled appliances to help make cooking a breeze. The key to adding smart tech is not to go overboard.

Choose about five key pieces that will assist you where you need them most rather than upgrading the technology in every inch of your kitchen.

Durable and Beautiful Countertop Materials

Kitchens can see a lot of wear and tear, so durability is essential. That doesn't mean you should give up the aesthetic side of the design. Durability and beauty can marry perfectly with your kitchen countertops.

Materials like quartz and granite have the ability to resist heat, stains, and chips. They also have low maintenance after installation and sealing.

But they're also available in a number of colors and patterns, so you'll be able to find one that matches your style and design.

Two-Toned Cabinets

Remember how colorful cabinets were a major trend? This trend takes that one step further. Two-toned cabinets usually feature one color on the top cabinets and second color on the bottom.

This might seem like an overwhelming design, but when done right, it can be visually stunning. Pull off this trend by choosing one feature color and one neutral—for example, white upper cabinets and blue lower cabinets.

Some designs feature a pop of color only on the island or one wall of cabinets. While adding a neutral is a great way to anchor the space, there's no rule that says you can't use two bold colors.

Get Creative with Cabinet Storage

You won't regret giving yourself more storage. If you have the opportunity to remodel your kitchen or build one from scratch, don't be afraid to get creative with your cabinet storage options.

Choose cabinets with built-in organizers, pull-out drawers, or a carousel rack. Create a deep wall pantry with cabinet doors that blend into the rest of your kitchen. And don't forget to get good use out of the storage in your island.

Bold Backsplashes

If you want to add color or pattern to your space in a more traditional way, then try a bold backsplash. Backsplashes are tiles on the walls between your upper and lower cabinets.

Traditional subway tiles are a common choice because of the timeless look they provide. But you can also try bolder backsplashes in trendy colors, geometric designs, and interesting tiling patterns.

If you don't want to commit to colorful cabinetry, a bold backsplash is a good compromise.

Create the Modern Kitchen of Your Dreams

The kitchen is the heart of your home. It's where you cook meals, spend time with your family, and entertain your friends. Why shouldn't it provide a beautiful backdrop for you to gather?

Whether you're looking to do cosmetic upgrades or a complete modern kitchen remodel, you deserve to have the cooking space of your dream. These kitchen design ideas are here to give you the spark of inspiration to complete your project.

Nuform Cabinetry is dedicated to providing the highest quality kitchen cabinets to aid in your remodel. When you're ready to create the kitchen of your dreams, contact our experts for pricing and product information!