If you haven’t updated your kitchen in a while, it might be looking a bit outdated. Whilst replacing the whole kitchen is an obvious quick fix to refresh the entire area, it might not be the right time for you financially or practically. As such, there are a number of other ways you may want to consider in the meantime.
Creating a modern space doesn’t mean ripping out all cupboards and tiles! Sometimes simple replacements and additions to the kitchen can make a world of difference quickly and effectively.
Handle-less kitchen cupboards
Cupboards without visible handles are modern, sleek and stylish which have made them become popular over the past few years. Without the handle, there is a real slimmed down feel about these doors and they will look fantastic in almost any kitchen, adding that much-needed style.
Given the huge range of colours and shades that you can get your hands on for kitchen cupboard doors, you’ll be sure to find one that fits seamlessly with your existing set up and style. This is a good first step you can try out to create modern style.
Remove the clutter
Modern kitchens are not meant to have a load of appliances and crockery scattered or placed around the worktops. They are supposed to be clear and clutter free, so think about how you can improve this.
This is a method that you can use where you don’t actually have to purchase anything, just remove as much of the stuff away as possible. It is a simple and effective way to make a big difference to your kitchen.
Whilst immediately removing clutter will help a lot, its benefits won’t just get you a more stylish looking kitchen. It will make it a lot easier to prepare and cook your foods, improving your cooking experience tenfold.
Use darker shades
We tend to think that kitchens should be bright, airy and full of light colours. This is not necessarily true, as we are starting to see with modern kitchens that incorporate a lot of colours that wouldn’t traditionally be used in this room.
Black and grey are two colours that work well with modern kitchens and don’t create a dark and dreary atmosphere as you may think. In fact, it is quite the opposite. These create cutting edge design and a real atmospheric vibe in your cooking space.
You can even create contrast with striking colours such as deep red and blue!
Make your kitchen ‘Smart’
When you are recreating your kitchen to make it appear more modern, why not get some of the latest technology. There are a number of appliances that don’t just look sleek, but can offer new functionality and convenience to your space. You’ll be able to turn off and on your appliance with your smartphone, as well as monitor its usage and your own cooking behaviour. Some appliances now recognise the food type and weight, then proceeding to cook it for you to absolute, calculated perfection. Even your fridge could communicate to you with some recommended recipes based on what you have got in – or better yet, check if you have milk in when at the shops!
It doesn’t take too much effort to transform your kitchen from a dreary old looking thing into something a lot more sleek, stylish and welcoming. For more ideas or to find a good kitchen fitter, check out Greentree Kitchens North Wales.