New Kitchen, New Feel: 5 Simple yet Effective Steps on Modernizing the Kitchen


Over the years, the kitchen is one room in the house that has not seen a lot of changes. Sure, we may get a few new innovative products like electrical stoves, but everything almost remains the same. When it comes to
renovations, the kitchen is often the second or third priority. But of course, the priority depends on which rooms need changing, but the kitchen often sees fixes instead of actual changes. The only time the kitchen’s appearance is changed is when a homeowner wishes to change not only the appearance but the feel of the kitchen.

One can say that this is the beauty of kitchens. They often do not need changing, and simply need a bit of cleaning and touch-up. In the past decade, however, we have seen a few interesting trends come and go. Alongside functionality, aesthetics is now one of the factors considered when it comes to designing or renovating a kitchen. It is an exciting trend as more effort is being put into making the kitchen simple, functional, and appealing.

However, it begs the question: how and where do we start? Renovating or, perhaps for a better term modernizing, the kitchen can seem rather simple. Just look at a picture, start the renovations, then call it a day. However, as like other renovation projects, there are a lot of fine details to work around with. To answer the question, here are a few simple yet efficient tips that can help you modernize your kitchen.

Determine what needs changing

Before you start planning the kitchen of your dreams, it is important to know what needs changing. Do you have to change the kitchen sink and water pipes? Do you have to reroute the gas pipes for your stove? Do you need additional cabinets? Do you need countertop replacement and a kitchen island? These are the kind of questions you have to consider first.

It is also entirely possible to simply organize your kitchen and keep it simple to achieve that modern look. Kitchen cabinets are great options, but you might look for a more modern alternative. In this case, open shelf cabinets are a growing trend in kitchen renovations, and it might be something worth to look into. Either way, you will have to determine the measurements of your kitchen to install these.

If you are thinking of replacing your kitchen countertops, it is best recommended to ask for a free sample and quotation from expert companies that offer granite and quartz Installations. It will be wise to look for cheaper but durable options for your kitchen island and countertops replacements.

Clean, clean, clean!

Easy to clean, easy to maintain and hygienic kitchen materials are available these days as they are lately growing in popularity.

Sometimes, a modern look doesn’t need you to spend much to achieve it. It may simply need you to clean the kitchen, and reorganize a few things. Cleaning the hard-to-reach places in the kitchen can be difficult, but it can help you for a long way. Replacing grouts in between tile floors can give your kitchen a rejuvenized look. You can reorganize your kitchen by keeping away appliances and other kitchen tools that you haven’t used for a long time. You can add a few decorations that can help bring life to the kitchen.


Modernize with Passion

If you do decide to make some expensive design and changes to your kitchen, then you might as well do it with a passion! A modern kitchen encompasses everything contemporary; from color scheme to the organization of the kitchen furniture. Keep up to recent trends, and consider the size of your kitchen. If you have a small kitchen, then it might be better to go for a complete aesthetic change instead of adding more functionalities.

If you have a large kitchen, then you definitely have more room for growth. Consider the dimensions of the room, and what you currently have. If your kitchen is one that is most frequented in the house, then adding a place to seat in will be a great idea. The seats can be in front of a breakfast bar, countertop stools, or whichever location you think it is best to be placed in. Keep your countertops simple and less cluttered by putting away kitchen utensils, plates, and other things inside kitchen cabinets. Adding plants, paintings, and other simple decorations can greatly boost the aesthetics as well.

While you are at it, you might as well upgrade your kitchen appliances. Modernizing the kitchen isn’t entirely focused on aesthetics; it should also promote functionality! The more compact and energy efficient the appliances are, the better. Energy efficient appliances can greatly help the environment, and their compactness allows you to have more room to move around in the kitchen. Having everything in one place can cut down the time you need to cook and prepare your meals.

Choosing a Color Scheme

Choosing a color scheme that can greatly compliment the rest of your house is a must. After all, you do not want your kitchen to look incredibly out of place in comparison to your living room and dining room. White-blue, black- white, mostly black, or mostly white are great colors that promote a modernized feel for your kitchen and can synergize very well with other colors. You can choose to paint over your existing furniture, or simply buy new ones. It all depends on your budget.

The color scheme should also be considered once you add more decorations. Vases for plants, frames for paintings, and the like should all fit the theme of the room. Having a bit of greenery can bring your kitchen to life as it contrasts greatly with the solid colors that kitchens are known for.

Keep the kitchen as safe as possible

With all the talk of aesthetics, functionality, and whatnot, it is very easy to miss the security aspect of the kitchen. Any modernized kitchen is a safe kitchen. It is important to consider the heights of the countertops, location of pointed objects (like knives), the number of fragile objects in the area, and also flammable objects when it comes to modernizing the kitchen. The best way to determine a way to keep the kitchen safe is by making your kitchen child-friendly.


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