Are you considering upgrading your kitchen? There is never really the right time to modernize the kitchen. There are hundreds of new trends, designs, modern a
ppliances, creative color uses, and what not pouring in every day. So much so that we end up finding our kitchen boring and outdated almost every few months.
Here are a few ideas that can help us keep our kitchens looking modern, trendy, and functional all the time:
One of the prime reasons why our kitchens look outdated is because of the materials used. Those materials may have been popular decades ago, but with time, they tend to lose their fashionable feel and look.
Manufacturers these days release scores of innovative materials and, so it the case with design trends. We should take inspiration from these and pull off lighting fixtures and drawers that border on offensive.
Most modern metals, very much in demand in this age are, stainless steel, matte aluminum, copper, and brushed gold. We can incorporate these materials into our pendent lighting, cabinetry hardware, and range hood options.
Flooring is the most underestimated element of our kitchen, but we can’t imagine the impact it has on our kitchen. If we feel our kitchen feels too outdated, we can swap to a more timeless, resilient material. Stone, wood, or tile is the best choice.
These materials are long-lasting and also enhance the value of our home. Most recent trends have seen ceramic tiles that imitate hardware looks as well as slate and travertine.
Countertops tend to take a large portion of real estate in our kitchens, and often times we don’t realize it. There is an endless variety of options for countertop designs today. We can pick anything from natural stone varieties such as granite and marble to resin and polymers. Every budget and style taste has plenty of options to pick from.
Most modern designers have taken their creativity to new levels with heavy structural materials, especially for countertops. Now, you can add brick, concrete, and tile to our list.
We previously built a kitchen with walls of upper cabinetry included for housing cookware and dishes. The result, as we perceive it now, consumes the eye and makes the kitchen feel too crowded and stuffy.
If you want a spacious and clutter-free kitchen but do not have the space to expand, you should perhaps seriously consider removing some cabinets. This will free up our entire kitchen wall and give us space to incorporate more modern shelving with a few dishware and decorative items. This way, the space ends up looking neat, classy, and more spacious.
We all know our kitchens are the busiest space in our homes, and in family gatherings or meetups, most people congregate there. This culture is greatly emphasized by modern kitchens, which feature a sitting place in the kitchen layout.
You can choose from countertop seats and stools at our breakfast bar and even opt for a bench or banquette at a side table beside a window. The whole point is to add a lot more appeal and character to a kitchen with some seating space. If you have a busy family, with children who have to complete homework, and parents who also have to entertain friends, the seating space in our kitchen would be a wonderful advantage.
We are all trying to decrease our carbon footprint in this day and age. Perhaps the best place to start with would be our kitchens. If you plan on kitchen upgrades in our near future, we should make serious efforts to making it energy efficient. Saving energy and water won’t even make us look outdated. In fact, we look modern with our energy-efficient efforts and also save the earth and our bills.
While we are at it, we must also consider replacing our plumbing fixtures. If we install kitchen faucets with a low flow, we will save precious water. We must bear in mind that upgrading does not mean merely pleasing the aesthetics: it also means to save the earth’s precious resources as well as our hard-earned money.
If new cabinets are impossible for your budget, then we can do fairly well with just some painting and staining of the existing cabinets. We could easily choose bold and vibrant blues, a modern, dark finish to disguise the outdated wood and the awful colored cabinets or previous years. You can make an amazing and unbelievable transformation from adding distressed doors and cabinets to painted stains and glazes.
We often get so engrossed with modernizing the major components in our kitchen that we completely overlook the lighting factor. Lighting is also very essential for ambiance, safety, and our kitchen’s versatility. If the kitchen has just one overheard lighting fixture, one must consider a recessed light source for enhanced illumination.
Among some other great options are chandeliers, pendant lighting over kitchen islands, and to illuminate countertops, we can opt for under cabinet lightings as well.
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