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The kitchen modernization guide: How to beautify your kitchen

Remember that your kitchen is an opportunity for you to express yourself. Make it feel like home by incorporating elements of the things you love most – art, photos, plants. Whatever makes YOU happy.

The kitchen area is the heart of the home. It’s where families gather, meals are made, and memories are created. But all kitchens need a little love sometimes to stay fresh.

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Here are some ideas:

Countertop

Many homeowners update their counters by adding a new material like quartz or marble. This is an easy way to give your space a fresh look available here without having to buy entirely new appliances and cabinetry. 

However, suppose you’re looking for something more affordable. In that case, there are many options available in laminate (which can be custom designed) and granite composite materials that mimic the look of natural stone at a fraction of the cost!

Cabinets

If you’re looking for a budget-conscious solution, why not consider painting your existing cabinets? Cabinets are easy to repaint and give the room an entirely new look. You can also replace all of your cabinet hardware or update it in select areas, which is another way to bring some life back into this space!

  • Paint the cabinets a bright white. This is an easy way to give your kitchen that new look without spending a lot of money.

Kitchen Walls

Add pops of color by painting one wall red or teal, for example. You don’t want to go crazy here – pick one accent wall so everything doesn’t become too busy looking. A little still goes a long way when it comes to adding these types of finishes.

  • Don’t forget about the backsplash, either. It’s an easy place to pick up some color if you don’t want it on the walls.
  • You could also consider adding some large framed art pieces or painting them yourself with unique designs or patterns. It’s amazing what something like an abstract piece of art can do for any space!

Lighting

Don’t forget about lighting either – display cabinets, hanging lights, pendant lamps, recessed lighting; all these options help open up dark spaces in the room and make it seem much larger than it actually is.

Floor

Flooring is another significant factor in terms of how refreshing your kitchen looks too! Consider laying down hardwood flooring if possible (or at the very least a vinyl sheet) to make your kitchen look sleek and modern.

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Hardware and Appliances

Replace hardware items like knobs, pulls, drawer handles, and cabinet door hinges as needed, so they all look cohesive.:

  • Update hardware with fresh, modern pieces in nickel or oil-rubbed bronze colors. Hardware has come a long way from those old brass pulls you may have had before. It’s worth spending some time and energy updating it as well because they can completely transform the overall appearance of your kitchen.

Replace appliances with new stainless steel ones or even try out a few different finishes like black or white, for example. You may be surprised at how much of a difference this makes in your kitchen overall – and these modern pieces will last quite a bit longer than those old gas ranges that are starting to fall apart.

  • Be sure to pick appliance color options carefully. For example, white tends to show fingerprints more easily, whereas stainless steel is better in a high traffic area. -Choose appliances that match your countertops and add an element of contrast to the space if desired, such as black or red/black dishwashers!

Remember that your kitchen is an opportunity for you to express yourself. Make it feel like home by incorporating elements of the things you love most – art, photos, plants. Whatever makes YOU happy.

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