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Must-Have Updates for a Modern Kitchen

Modern kitchen with large island and lots of light

The kitchen is the heart of the home. When it is outdated, the rest of your home will look outdated as well. Everything from the colors and materials used in the kitchen to the layout and placement in the home has changed throughout the years.

While we’re seeing clothes that were popular in the 90s make their way back into stores, 90s-style kitchens are not coming back. If you have an outdated kitchen, here are a few ways we can make it look modern:

Modern kitchen with plenty of space and lots of good lighting

Plenty of Space

The modern kitchen is larger than the kitchens designed in the 80s or 90s. The modern kitchen has tons of counter space, a large island or peninsula, and plenty of storage space. If you have a small galley-style kitchen or one that does not have much space, we can expand the kitchen into another area of your home to create a large, open space.

Good Lighting

Ideally, your kitchen will be positioned close to oversized windows, which allow natural light into the space. We also like to include large pendant lighting that doubles as a focal point and a way to keep the kitchen bright.

Modern kitchen with ceiling-high cabinets, herringbone backsplash, and a large kitchen island

Modern Kitchen Cabinets

One of the easiest ways to make your kitchen look more modern is to install updated cabinets. Today’s kitchens are steering away from all-white everything. Now they are including sleek and sturdy dark blues, greens, and grays for the cabinets instead. That means it’s time to ditch the farmhouse look.

You don’t want to skip the finishes when it comes to cabinets, either. Modern kitchens have sleek door pulls, not the out-of-date, overly ornate door pulls or round knobs. The most popular colors at the moment are matte black and satin brass.

Updated Floors

When it comes to kitchen floors, there are so many options available. Depending on the style of your cabinets, backsplash, and so forth, deciding on kitchen floors should be somewhat easy.

Traditional hardwood floors will always be in style. They are a durable option that compliments any décor style.

Depending on your budget, you could also opt for large stone or ceramic tiles. If you want flooring with a little more flair, you could have mosaic tile installed to give your kitchen a unique pop that will set it apart from the rest of the home.

Modern Kitchen Appliances

Even if you have a large kitchen with natural lighting and sleek cabinets, your kitchen won’t look modern if the appliances are old. Investing in new appliances will make a world of difference in your kitchen’s appearance, and you’ll be amazed how the new technology that’s available.

If you haven’t bought new kitchen appliances lately, you’ll be surprised to see that they come in new colors, like black stainless. You can also find unusual colors like teal or red appliances if you really want to make a statement.

The technology on kitchen appliances is incredible. You can purchase a smart dishwasher that you can control through an app on your phone, allowing you to start and stop the wash cycle from anywhere.

These dishwashers can also remember the ideal cycle length and temperature to make sure your dishes are squeaky clean without being wasteful. Refrigerators have come a long way too.

These can also be controlled through an app; some even allow you to see what’s inside while you are away. How convenient! Need help modernizing your kitchen? We’re up to the challenge! Give us a call to schedule a time to discuss your project.

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