4 Ways to Modernize Your Kitchen

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If you have an older home that needs a lot of work done, updating it can feel overwhelming. Even if you’re not ready to invest in a full-blown remodel, there are some minor things you can do throughout your home to create a more modern look. A few decorative neon lights that you can purchase from sites like Neon Mama, or the addition of a few rattans and side tables – anything that matches the aesthetics, could do the trick to upgrade your home from drab to glam! So, how can we update our homes while bypassing major renovations? We want updates that all of us can do, not just those handy do-it-yourselfers. Below are 4 ways to modernize your kitchen. 

  1. Paint the Cabinets

Yes, painting your cabinets is quite a bit of work, but it’s incredibly affordable! It’s the cost of a can or two of paint and some elbow grease if you’re doing it yourself. Whether you opt for a dramatic black or a soft dove gray, painting unfinished cabinets will completely transform the look of the entire space. Check out some of the cabinet painting in Ada that Hillis Brothers has done for some good examples.

  1. Change Hardware

Your cabinet handles and drawer pulls may seem insignificant, but they make a big impact on your kitchen’s appearance and style. With your new hardware, a few tools and a bit of time, you’ll add personality and style to your kitchen. The average kitchen has 40 drawer pulls or knobs, so browse your local big box store for an affordable set of hardware. For fine vintage, decorative, or colorful hardware, check out local estate sales.

  1. New Flooring

Flooring is an area of your kitchen that is often forgotten and yet plays a major role in your entire kitchen. If your flooring is keeping you in the past, try switching from your traditional rolled vinyl or linoleum flooring to a more resilient, timeless material – we’re talking wood, tile, or stone. These materials will last longer as well as boost the value of your home. In recent years, ceramic tile that mimics the look of hardwood has become popular, as well as travertine and slate.

  1. Upgrade Appliances

Sleek stainless steel appliances look stylish and modern with wooden cabinets. Keep the room bright with spotlights and additional low-hanging pendant lights over your dining space. When someone walks in your kitchen they will be wowed. The sleek and modern feel will leave you in a calming state, so all your dinners will be peaceful. 

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