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If your kitchen is starting to look old and boring, you may be wondering what you can do to improve your kitchen design. Fortunately, you don’t need to do a complete teardown and renovation to add a few modern touches to your existing kitchen. Instead, focusing on a few simple additions and improvements can help you achieve the sleek kitchen design of your dreams.
Update your cabinets
Making a few upgrades to your kitchen cabinets can radically change the look of your entire kitchen. Start with a fresh coat of paint to revitalize your kitchen cabinets. After letting the paint dry, think about upgrading the hardware on your cabinets. For a cohesive, modern theme, choose brushed chrome or nickel hardware. Cabinet and handles and knobs with a streamlined look are a great way to provide a subtle look that enhances the modern space. Make sure you figure out exactly how many pieces you need before you go to the store. This easy upgrade will only take an hour to complete.
New storage options
Your kitchen upgrades can also add more functionality to your kitchen. Chrome bins, for example, give you a stylish way to deal with your unsightly and smelly rubbish. You can also add new storage options to place on your countertops for baking essentials, including sugar and flour. Choose a set of matching glass or chrome cans to keep these ingredients safe. Finally, consider installing a hanging rack to store and display your pots and pans.
A work of art
You can display some artwork in the kitchen to show your personal taste. A series of framed photos would make a stunning addition to any kitchen. You can also look for artwork that features food and household items. A few small countertop decorations, including vases and lamps, will help add a focal point to your decorations.
A small device
Instead of replacing your main appliances with new models, consider buying some small appliances to put on your countertops. Today’s small appliance market is full of sleek and stylish designs. You can also find appliances in a variety of bright colors to give your kitchen a taste of color. For example, a red mixer immediately generates positive attention. Don’t hide your small devices in your cabinets. Instead, use them as part of the kitchen’s new look.
If the walls in your kitchen look old and worn, consider adding a fresh coat of paint. Try to contrast the color of the paint with the color of your cabinets. If your cabinets are dark, use a light color to paint the walls. With the help of your family or friends, this update job won’t take more than a day or two to complete. After you finish painting the kitchen, buy some matching curtains for the windows.
Upgrade the light fixtures
Adding new lighting fixtures can help improve the overall modern look and feel of a kitchen. As long as the original light fittings are in place, you don’t need to be an electrician to make the simple changes. Under the cabinet light fixtures can illuminate the main surface areas of the counters which in turn can give the entire kitchen a warm and comforting feeling. These can be purchased at any home and furniture store and are relatively inexpensive.
You don’t have to break the bank to modernize your kitchen. A few changes to the layout and the addition of some new countertop appliances, storage options and artwork can help you achieve the look you want.
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