How To Modernize Your Kitchen
The kitchen is the heart of the home. Whether you’re making dinner for two, hosting a girl’s night, or putting on a massive holiday feast, you should feel like your kitchen is your sanctuary. An outdated kitchen can make you feel cluttered, uninspired, and unhappy, so when it’s time to build your custom house, fit your kitchen with the modern luxuries you deserve! Ready to take your kitchen to the next level? Here are some features to help you modernize your kitchen beautifully.
Material makes all the difference when it comes to modernizing your kitchen. Outdated cabinet hardware and metals will make your kitchen feel tired and drab. Currently, long, sleek, and rectangular cabinet hardware is in, and so are colours like grey, silver, and even gold. Stainless steel is a timeless metal that should replace outdated wooden, iron, or copper hardware.
A great way to not only make your kitchen look more modern, but also to make it look more high-end is to invest in modern and high-quality countertops. Gone are the days of wooden or builders’ grade countertops that age poorly and collect bacteria, in 2022 we modernize our kitchens with white and off-white granite, marble, and quartz countertops. They’re beautiful, resilient, and timeless.
Sometimes when designing our modern dream kitchens, flooring can be put to the wayside. This is a huge mistake because the quality and aesthetically pleasing flooring can take any kitchen to the next level. When hoping to modernize your kitchen, try white stone and tile, printed vinyl, or even hardwood.
While many luxury custom homes have a built-in wine cellar, it’s always a good idea to have some of your favourite wines on hand in case of an unexpected guest, cooking with wine, or even just for convenience. Adding a small wine fridge under your counter or on an island brings a modern luxury that all wine lovers would enjoy.
Energy-Efficient And Smart Appliances
Appliances have come a long way, even in the last five years. A modern kitchen has the most quality smart and energy-efficient appliances including smart fridges, ovens, and even smart thermostats. energy-efficient appliances don’t just look good and work well, they also help you as a homeowner save money every month on energy costs.
Instead of having your fridge sitting on its own separate from the rest of the kitchen, choose to modernize the room with a built-in fridge. This creates a sense of continuity and cohesiveness among your cabinets and your fridge, making your kitchen look more intentional. Modernize your kitchen with a beautiful smart fridge placed perfectly into the cabinet space.
Separate Spacious Pantry
When it comes to kitchens, sometimes it feels like there’s just never enough storage space. One way to remedy this in your modern kitchen is to have a separate small room or walk-in closet dedicated to your pantry. This will keep food and other clutter out of sight and allow the kitchen’s design to speak for itself.
Older lighting fixtures and trends are a great way to age your kitchen which is why it’s important to stay on top of current lighting trends. In 2022 we’re seeing a spike in geometrical lighting fixtures, statement lighting fixtures, modern chandeliers, and low-hanging lights. In addition to the design, warm, yellow, soft, and ambient lighting is the modern way to go.
In the recent past, kitchen design trends have seen a lot of stark white throughout the entirety of the room. In 2022, many of us have realized that only bright white can be very sterile, and it’s much warmer and more inviting to have some rich colours in your kitchen. Try an accent wall or colourful cabinets; shades like forest green, bold black, dusty yellow, or even pale pink are great for a modern kitchen!
A Backsplash For Depth
When it comes to modernizing your kitchen, backsplashes are a great way to add depth to your space and to also express your individuality. Backsplashes are a big deal in modern kitchens, especially for making a statement. Try to avoid natural-tone backsplashes with colours like maroon, brown, and orange, and instead go for something more exciting and bold like black and white or multi-colour!
A great way to modernize your kitchen is to have intentional drawers and cabinets. This allows for a better organization system, and–let’s face it–just a way cooler-looking kitchen. Many modern homeowners decide to make a spice drawer which is either a very long, wide, and shallow drawer that can be pulled out to use as a spice rack, or a very long, thin, and tall cabinet that can be rolled out to create spice shelving.
Not only is an island cooktop beautiful and modern, but it’s also safer as it keeps the heat from your stove and oven away from the overhead cabinets and in more of a ventilated area. With an island cooktop, you’ll feel like you have more space to use your oven and more counter space to prep food to cook.
Super Functional Sinks
In your modern kitchen, make your sinks work for you. As you use your sinks for everything from washing your hands and dishes to using water to cook, it should be extremely accommodating to your needs. Large and deep basins, heavy water pressure, a pasta arm, and a detachable faucet are all ways to both modernize and simplify your kitchen and your kitchen activities.
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