When you want to update your kitchen, you do not need to keep it plan and basic with new appliances for it to have a modern appearance. It is a much better idea to incorporate many different functional elements which will make your kitchen more useful and enhance the cooking area that you will be using. Every kitchen has a story, and you can tell your kitchen’s story be ensuring that it has a unified colour and style when it is designed. You can transform your space through these ideas:
Update Your Cabinets
Cabinets stand out the most and are the first noticeable thing when you enter your kitchen. When you begin your kitchen renovation, the starting point is a cabinet upgrade. If you want to decide on a style, the best approach is to ensure that you start with the design of your cabinets. There are many options when it comes to the look of your cabinets and every cabinet should have a contribution towards the unified design of your kitchen. Cabinets can be a bold colour, be modern and sleek or have a natural colour if designed with natural wood. You can save a lot of money be simply refacing your cabinets with new doors, hinges, and hardware rather than a full replacement.
Show off Your Kitchen Items with Open Shelves
You may prefer to eliminate cabinets and instead use open shelving. This is a way to add a further dimension to your kitchen, particularly if your kitchen items and hardware have a certain style. Floating shelves are another way to display certain ceramic items and kitchen essentials or glassware. If your kitchen has an open plan, the open shelving can help your kitchen to retain that open look.
Install Stainless Steel Appliances
Stainless steel appliances are beautiful and sleek and add beauty to a kitchen. If you have a white kitchen, stainless steel can appear cold. If you pair stainless steel with wood countertops and cabinets, it ensures that your kitchen has a completely sophisticated look. Stainless steel appliances are simple to pair with every kitchen element that you have including range hoods and faucets and are very easy to find. Stainless steel appliances are readily available with a wide range of price points which means that it does not matter what your budget is, you will be able to find stainless steel appliances to match that budget.
Experiment with Shapes Using Kitchen Window Arches
You can let more light into your kitchen through windows. The shape of windows add character and are an important styling element. You should consider the installation of window arches if you want to add a unique element to your kitchen design. You can add depth and character by using asymmetry throughout your design.
Consider Your Lighting
Lighting is a game changer in your kitchen upgrade. You may not think about it at the start, but lighting is the most important aspect of your kitchen. If your lighting is not right, you cannot show off your new updated kitchen. Modern concepts such as under cabinet lighting can help you to highlight your fancy backsplash, countertops and allow you to work on the countertop with full lighting.
Replace and Update Countertops
Once you have completed the cabinetry and shelves, you can focus on the countertops in your kitchen. Countertops help to ground your cabinet design or draw the open shelves into the look and unify it. Countertops can add visual interest, elegance, or update your kitchen in ways you never imagined. Countertops can be used as a chopping board and are easy to clean. Countertops are one of the simplest things to update and can have a very dramatic effect.
Install a Custom Range Hood
When you are looking for a range hood you need to keep your stove and oven in the front of your mind. Your range hood is an element that ties the kitchen components together. You should consider having a custom range hood designed to add a unique element to your kitchen. It can add a colour pop to your kitchen and ensure it is modern.
Add More Natural Light
Your modern kitchen design can allow you to utilize a massive amount of natural light. The accomplishment of this can be easier than you might think. You will need to use colour schemes and clean lines which reflect light. An open plan kitchen is one of the best ways to allow more light into your kitchen.
Your kitchen is the heart of your home. Your family gathers there to prepare and eat meals and friends gather there to socialize. Your kitchen is one of the best representations of your home. A modern kitchen can be the best feature and shows off your design choices. If you are ready to update one of the most important rooms of your home, let it be the kitchen.
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