6 EASY WAYS TO UPDATE YOUR KITCHEN !



Have you ever looked at your kitchen and wondered, why does it look so old??? All of a sudden your kitchen that was once fresh and cute, looks dated.


Well! Here is the truth, it usually looks dated because it is. Like all styles, trends and fads, they're only here for a time or until something new comes out. This is especially true for kitchens. This is one of the most important rooms in any home. This room alone can send up the value in any residential space and it's the room where so many love filled meals are made! Muy importante indeed!



You don't necessarily have to do an entire renovation to make your kitchen more contemporary. They are some quick fixes for those that may not have the time or budget at the moment. Check Out these 6 tricks that can help you to modernise your kitchen in a flash!







6 EASY WAYS TO UPDATE YOUR KITCHEN !


#1) SWITCH UP THAT HARDWARE

Contemporary cabinet handles
Traditional cabinet handles

Take a look at your hardware, by this, I mean the knobs and the handles on your kitchen cabinets and drawers. These little details are tell tale signs that show how old your kitchen is. The style of these little pieces tend to change and range from traditional to modern. If you make a quick switch, your kitchen can look more contemporary.

Contemporary cabinet handles









6 EASY WAYS TO UPDATE YOUR KITCHEN !


#2) STICK TO CLEAN STRAIGHT LINES



The face of your cabinets, is also a tell. Most cabinets have some kind of design in the woodwork. One of the most common is the line with the arch at the top. This is definitely a traditional style. If you begin to research more modern kitchens, one thing you will notice is that the lines tend to be clean and straight or they are no lines, period! This little detail has a BIG effect.










6 EASY WAYS TO UPDATE YOUR KITCHEN !



#3) MAKE A SPLASH AT THE BACK!



If you don’t have much time and you are on a budget, then look at your backsplash. These are the tiles that rest on the countertop, usually between the upper and lower cabinets. Put a brand, spanking new backsplash in and this too will make a dramatic difference in your kitchen. This is a simple reno procedure and inexpensive too!



6 EASY WAYS TO UPDATE YOUR KITCHEN !


#4) A FRESH COAT OF PAINT



I think paint is one of the easiest ways to change the appearance of any space, quickly. There are soooo many choices that can create different spaces. A fresh coat of paint can always make a difference. You just have to make sure you make the best choice.


Figure out the effect you want your kitchen to have on other people and yourself and chose the colour that will give that effect.

Yellows, cremes and warm taupes usually have warm, happy effects on people and greys, whites and cooler shades can make your kitchen look modern, and clean. The choice is yours.














6 EASY WAYS TO UPDATE YOUR KITCHEN !



#5) BE SMART WITH STORAGE




Have you ever wondered whenever you look in a magazine, why the kitchens always appear so clean and clear. Yes! Partly because it is a photo op but this can also be done if you are smart with your storage.



Try your hardest to leave those countertops clear, if you can't then at least try to make the storage look uniformed by using see through jars to store certain food items.




Use the most of your cabinets, utilise the space below and above them. You can also use the inside of the cabinet doors for storage and deep drawers can also store a lot! Keep that kitchen clear of clutter and you will see a big difference in how your kitchen looks.












6 EASY WAYS TO UPDATE YOUR KITCHEN !



#6) COORDINATE YOUR APPLIANCES



Your microwave, stove, sink and fridge have a lot to do with how you kitchen looks as well. All of these appliances have evolved over time and have become their very own superstars in their own right. Sometimes though, we may have mismatched appliances and that can cause the kitchen to look a bit confused and this is possibly why.




You may not be able to buy everything all at once but those who can afford it should always try to match the appliances. If you like stainless steel, then all of your appliances should be stainless steel, if you prefer white appliances, then stick to all white. Those who need to take one step at a time, should do the same thing. If you already have the stove you like, then when the time comes to buy a new fridge, make sure it matches your stove and keep building from there.



6 EASY WAYS TO UPDATE YOUR KITCHEN !


These 6 tips will save you time and money if you are unable to do an entire renovation and will also help you to select the best options for your kitchen in the future because now you know what to look for.


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