The Four Rules of Designing a Custom Modern Kitchen

August 2, 2021


If you’re building a modern custom home, the kitchen is most likely one of the areas you cannot wait to see finished and start using. When you work with the home builders at 4G Design Build, part of the custom home building process involves working with our award-winning designers to ensure every room in your home is just the way you want it.

When it comes to the kitchen, the opportunities can seem endless. It’s important to really think about what you want out of your custom kitchen while staying within your budget. This can be difficult for some, but luckily, our team is sharing four rules of custom modern kitchen design to help you achieve the perfect heart of the home.

An image of a modern kitchen with natural elements designed by 4G Design Build

RULE #1: Design With Clean, Horizontal Lines

One of reasons why modern kitchens have become so popular is because they both feel and look seamless. They express functionality. Designs should include horizontal lines in the space to create simplicity, such as long or stacked kitchen cabinets with flat hardware or a large kitchen island placed in the center to boost form and function. In modern kitchen design, clean is king.

An image of appliances in a modern kitchen designed by 4G Design Build

RULE #2: Focus on the Integral Elements

You won’t see many modern kitchens with intintricate backsplash patterns, colorful wall art, or various textured materials incorporated into the design. That’s because modern kitchen design does not focus on the details and ornamentation, but rather in the appliances, cabinetry, countertops, and other integral elements of the space.

RULE #3: Choose Frameless Kitchen Cabinets

Modern kitchen design is all about incorporating minimalist elements, which is why frameless kitchen cabinets are a great choice. These cabinets are designed so that the door overlays the cabinet box, creating an elegant and refined look. Having these cabinets installed in your custom kitchen creates a focal point that draws attention to the key elements of the space.

An image of a white modern kitchen with grey accents designed by 4G Design Build.

RULE #4: Maintain a Monochromatic Color Scheme

The best modern kitchen design will feature a monochromatic color palette that compliments the simplicity of frameless cabinets and other elements in the space. Many modern kitchens have bright white walls with darker accents, or a softer white with bright and bold accent colors. Keeping the colors in your kitchen to a minimum will ensure the modern look and feel you desire. 


Designing the kitchen for your custom modern home is never easy with all the decisions that have to be made. Luckily, when you work with 4G Design Build you’ll get to work with talented experts that can ensure the space is designed exactly how you want it. Contact us today if you would like to learn more about building a custom home with 4G Design Build.