We all know the feeling of having a kitchen that is outdated, out of fashion and verging on useless. Then you see your friend’s sleek and modern kitchen, or maybe something similar on the TV, and this feeling only grows. There’s only one answer. Well, four in fact, but they all come down to the same undeniable truth – a new kitchen will give you a new lease of life, along with your home and all those who inhabit it.
As we discussed in 10 Kitchen Design Ideas You Need To Consider there are a number of ways to transform your kitchen into a modern design. Here are four more ideas of which we’ve broken down for you here.
Read on to find out exactly how you can achieve the contemporary design you’ve been craving for your kitchen.
New kitchen finish
The finish, both in material and texture, can have the biggest impact of all on the tone set by your kitchen. Older kitchen designs often have an archaic wood or plastic finish, which looks cheap by today’s standards. Wood and plastic are fine materials and finishes for a kitchen, but only the right types used in the right way.
Perhaps the best option to give your kitchen a modern feel, is high gloss. A finish of this nature leaves your kitchen looking clean, fresh and ready to take on the future. It looks even better if you deploy it in white. However, if the white feels a little clinical for your taste, grey or cashmere are also options that lend themselves well to high gloss, and they give the kitchen a warmer presence.
New kitchen appliances
Old, malfunctioning appliances can be ugly, frustrating and sometimes downright dangerous. This is especially true in the case of crucial kitchen items such as fridges and freezers, ovens, hobs, dishwashers and more. Larger fridges are all the rage these days, so seek out a tall fridge-freezer unit that can hold plenty of food and drink, ideal for busy kitchens.
Also, how about an oven that is an oven, an oven with steam and a microwave, fast food never looked or tasted so good. The combination oven is designed for ultimate flexibility it combines the benefits of conventional cooking, microwave and steam cooking.
Are you tired of stuffing everything into a few standard cupboard spaces? If you fix and utilise smart storage around your kitchen space, it will make life easier, more practical and most importantly – more modern.
Choose storage space that is multi-purpose and can be used for a variety of differing items, or perhaps look for options that can become more compact when not in use.
The key to modern smart storage is to make the most of the space whilst keeping it looking up to date.
Bring your kitchen to life
The most common trend in kitchens today is their transformation into an overall living area. Whereas in the past people would use their kitchen solely as an area for food and drink prep, more and more we are seeing people turn their kitchen into spaces where they can relax, socialise and have a good time.
For this you need to have the space, but if you do, it’s a no-brainer. The key ingredient to any kitchen living area is the right furniture. Locate furniture with a contemporary style that fits in with the rest of your modern kitchen design, and you can’t go wrong.
Modernising your kitchen can be an arduous, but highly necessary task. Following the above steps should make the whole process somewhat easier, giving you more time to enjoy the end result. Look to the future with your kitchen now!
Curious how a new, modern kitchen could help to transform your home? Visit our showroom in the heart of Ramsbottom, Bury, Greater Manchester or call us today to book a consultation on 01706 826 557.