Contemporary kitchens are minimalist and geometric, encompassing the sleek styles of the modern world while incorporating the classic styles of the 1940’s. Asymmetry, straight lines, lack of moldings and other ornamental options help drive home a welcoming, yet modern feel. By definition, the contemporary style is always in flux. It is safe to say, however, that “contemporary” indicates the exclusive use of straight, clean lines with an absence of extra curves or ornamentation. The common element is an uncluttered, form-follows-function look where simplicity rules.