Do you feel like your kitchen’s once glorious days are gone? Then, it may be the time to have your kitchen renovated or updated to keep it current and relevant. It is time to have it modernized again. There are countless ways of having your kitchen up-to-date with the number of options that you can use to keep it modern. You can choose from a variety of colors, multi-purpose kitchen appliance, and modern fixtures. Keeping your kitchen updated will definitely increase the value of your home. In addition, an up-to-date kitchen can be a good thing for the next generations to enjoy.
Here are some of the things that you can do to keep your kitchen current:
- Replace your metals. Kitchens that have been made a decade ago will definitely contain metals that are popular at that time, but is not considered current now. This will include all kitchen hardware made of metal. There are more varieties of kitchen hardware that are sold and available at different retail stores. You can opt for metals that are made of stainless steel, copper, gold, or matte aluminum. This will definitely update and upgrade your range hood, pendant lighting, and cabinetry.
- Change your floorings. The place in your kitchen that is mostly forgotten but is very vital in your kitchen is your floor. If your flooring has not been updated for a couple of decades now, then it is time for it to look brand new again. You can switch your traditional flooring to a more modern and resilient material, that is wood, stone, or tile. These materials are readily available. This will last longer than vinyl or linoleum flooring.
- Remove some of your upper cabinetry. A lot of older model kitchens have been built to have upper cabinetry that can hold dishes and kitchen tools. Most of the time, these upper cabinetry makes the kitchen look crowded. To give your kitchen an open appeal, try removing the upper cabinetry. This will open up more space and make your kitchen look brighter. You can then install open shelves that can be used for decorative purposes.
- Upgrade your countertops. Your kitchen countertops can also make your kitchen look outdated. If you have been using a tile-and-grout or vinyl countertop, then you should consider changing it. There are countless of countertop materials that you can choose from. You can choose from polymers, resin, natural stone, marble, granite, and others that suit your budget and style.
- Repaint your kitchen walls and cabinetry. This probably is the simplest and the cheapest upgrade tip that you can do to your kitchen. Giving your kitchen an upgrade only takes a trip to the store to buy a paint of your choice. This can be done in just a day or so. With a new paint, your kitchen will look new and feel new. Make sure you choose a color that is vibrant or in the same shade as blue or green. However, modern kitchens can also take the color of modern black. This will help cover old and outdated wood and stains from days forgotten.
There are other things that you can do to change the look of your kitchen. You just have to be creative and consult your budget. The main thing that you should do is plan. With a laid-out plan, it will be easier for you to budget your time and money. Enjoy renovating!