Five Tips For Modernizing Your Outdated Kitchen

December 7, 2021

Who does not love having a modernized kitchen? Now more than ever, people are giving more thought and appreciation towards their kitchens. Whether it be due to their love of technology, cooking, or interior design, the trend of transforming outdated kitchens has been huge online.

Design trends come and go, but the focus on wanting to just completely upgrade an outdated space continues to last. In the present day, there are endless ways to modernize your kitchen and transform it into your dream space.  Here are some tips for transforming and modernizing your kitchen:

Look into upgrading your metals

How much metal does your kitchen have? Take a look at your kitchen and take a look at a picture of a modernized kitchen online, what are some of the key differences? Outdated kitchens tend to be made with materials that were popular decades ago. This can even go for the color scheme as well. It may be time to take a good look at the metals your kitchen had.

This can include doorknobs, cabinet handles, faucets, light fixtures, and so much more. Some more modern metals would include stainless steel, copper, matte aluminum, and brushed gold. Some of these can be found at various shops such as a home improvement store, thrift shop, or even online.

Look at your appliances

It is important to Repair Your Home Appliances, as this is going to be the most eco-friendly option, but sometimes it’s okay to get an upgrade especially if your kitchen appliance is on the brink of collapse. Ovens and refrigerators tend to be two appliances that get the most attention in the kitchen, they also tend to be ones that are the most eye-catching as well. Whether you repair or replace your kitchen appliances, just make sure they are completely clean so they can help with boosting the appearance of your kitchen.

Swap out the flooring

Flooring can be expensive, but it does not always have to be. Self-adhesive and ceramic tiles that mimic hardwood flooring or tiles are super popular right now. These are very affordable, and they can truly make a massive difference in the kitchen. You will just want to make sure that the color and design that you end up choosing will look good in natural light and artificial lighting too.

Take a look at the shelving

More and more kitchens are jumping on the trend of having open shelving. These can be used for placing décors such as bottles, jars, and plants but even to be utilized for needed materials for cooking. Older kitchens would conceal and hide what they had in kitchen cabinets, drawers, and hutches. Does your kitchen allow things to be shown off or does it hide what’s there?

Add something fun

One of the beauties of a more modernized kitchen is the fact that the décor can be fun. This is a place for wining and dining. Kitchen equipment now comes in a large assortment of colors, quirky kitchen gadgets are now a thing, and millennials are embracing the in-home bars. For kitchens like these, it is great to have the ultimate bar equipment checklist and whatever else you want for your kitchen. 

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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