Modernizing Your Kitchen

Buying or living in an older home is great, they come with some unique architectural features and you can usually buy an older home at a lower price.  The big drawback is that the kitchen doesn’t have all of the features than modern kitchens do.  If you want to modernize your kitchen and bring it into the 21st century then let’s show you how to get the best bang for your kitchen renovation buck.

Add a New Hood Above the Stove If you really want to make your kitchen look modern then add a new hood above the stove. A new hood looks fabulous and it is an example of functional design. A new hood can help reduce the heat in the kitchen and remove grease and steam. You can choose a stainless steel hood that matches the appliances or you can choose a copper hood, it can act as a focal point in your kitchen.

New Appliances

One sure fire way to modernize your kitchen is to get rid of those 70’s appliances and get some new stainless steel appliances.  Newer appliances are more energy efficient and easy to clean and now come with a whole bunch of features.  Stainless steel looks absolutely fantastic with any type of countertop and cabinets.

A Fresh Coat of Paint

Painting is the easiest and cheapest way to brighten any room in the house including the kitchen. Go with a lighter color to brighten up the room and make it look bigger.  You can paint your cabinets, it is cheaper than replacing them and they still look brand new.

Add a New Backsplash

You can use tiles or metal to create a backsplash behind the oven or between the counters and cupboards.  You can opt for the more expensive customized tiles or you can head over to the local home improvement store and choose from the selection there.  If you can’t find a tile that you like then metal is another option, it is super easy to clean and matches your stainless steel appliances.  It is also really easy to clean simply spray it down and wipe.

Add a New Hood Above the Stove

If you really want to make your kitchen look modern then add a new hood above the stove.  A new hood looks fabulous and it is an example of functional design.  A new hood can help reduce the heat in the kitchen and remove grease and steam.  You can choose a stainless steel hood that matches the appliances or you can choose a copper hood, it can act as a focal point in your kitchen.

Add Shelves

Minimalism is all the latest rage in kitchen design so many homeowners are opting for having fewer cupboards and using shelves, similar to baker’s racks in the kitchen instead.  Your dishes, appliances or cookware is stored on shelving units in the open instead of being tucked away in a cupboard.  There are some advantages to this, they are easier to get to and you reduce clutter at the same time.

The kitchen isn’t just somewhere to cook your food, it is the heart of the home.  It is where the family gathers to tell each other about their day.  It is where you celebrate holidays and birthdays and all of the other milestones that happen every year.  You want your kitchen to not only look beautiful but be a place where you can build memories and enjoy every day family times with good food at the ready.