How To Update And Modernize Your Kitchen

How To Update And Modernize Your Kitchen

How to Update Your Kitchen

Every decade has its own unique decoration trends you can spot instantly – from the colourful yet simple 1960s, to the white and hip 2010s. And the best place to notice these variations is the kitchen. With so many items susceptible to change – the appliances, tools and gadgets, walls and counters, to name a few – you can easily renovate your kitchen again and again every couple of years. If, however, you don't have the money for a complete renovation, you can just update it.

How To Update And Modernize Your Kitchen

Update or Renovate?

There's a huge difference between updating your kitchen and completely renovating it and you need to take your budget, needs and wishes into consideration. If you're almost entirely happy with it right now, you don't have to do much, so just a few tweaks here and there will suffice. But, if the list of changes keeps getting longer and longer, small modifications just won't be enough and a complete remodelling is necessary.

How To Update And Modernize Your Kitchen

Update the Material

One of the most obvious décor trends of the early 2000s was the usage of the same material all around the kitchen – the counter, the cabinet and even the island used to feature the same colour, pattern and texture. That's why you could break this monotony by incorporating new material. If you don't want to do it on all surfaces, changing the countertop will be more than enough.

How To Update And Modernize Your Kitchen

Update the Decorations

Decorations from last decade are now old, outdated and boring, so you might want to update them as well. And one of the best ways to do this is by going back in time and using antique collectibles. Details from the early 20th century, for example, will make your kitchen seem more luxurious and trendy and just one small piece, like an antique egg beater from Peter's of Kensington, or a salt and pepper mill, can make a huge difference.

How To Update And Modernize Your Kitchen

Update the Island

The Early 2000s kitchen didn't always include a kitchen island, but this piece is vital in any new kitchen. It provides you with lots of space for preparing and eating food, so it's a must no matter how many people use your kitchen. Keep in mind that you don't have to spend too much money on an island, as you can make one on your own  and save some cash.

How To Update And Modernize Your Kitchen

Update the Appliances

You've probably bought a new TV or laptop in the last fifteen years, but have you purchased a new food processor, juicer or mixer? If you haven't, do it right away! These things must be replaced from time to time, as well. A set of new appliances makes your kitchen look modern and elegant, and you won't have to put any work into it.

Update the Rest

Some of the other things you can update in your early 2000s kitchen are the cabinets – adding new beadboard, doors and modern knobs, for instance – as well as walls, tiles and lights. You don't have to do much, but start with something small and turn this into a month-long project you'll enjoy.

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Bo Kauffmann Real Estate Agent Winnipeg

About the author

Pic 5 - AuthorMarie Nieves is a student and a blogger who loves unusual trips, gadgets and creative ideas. Marie loves to share her experiences and talk about practical solutions. She is an avid lover of photography interested in interior and exterior design and regular author on Smooth Decorator. You can find Marie on Facebook or follow her on Twitter and G+.

How To Update And Modernize Your KitchenAbout the Publisher

Bo Kauffmann is a residential real estate agent with over 18 yrs experience in helping buyers and sellers achieve their goals.  Inducted into the REMAX Hall of Fame in 2010 and receiving the REMAX Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019, Bo has sold over 500 houses and condos in the Greater Winnipeg market.  He is an accredited buyer representative (A.B.R.) and a Luxury Home Marketing Specialist.   Bo provides exceptional service to First-Time Home-Buyers, Seniors looking to downsize and Home Sellers of all ages.   He can be reached easily   By E-Mail or call/text him   Call/Text Here

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