Summer Projects: 5 Ways to Modernize Your Kitchen

Summer Projects: 5 Ways to Modernize Your Kitchen
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    Whether you've just moved into a new home that's a fixer-upper or live in a home that's a little outdated, it's time to consider modernizing your kitchen.

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Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to do so, such as updating appliances to modern ones, making the room more functional, and adding a splash of color. However, here are five of the best ways you can start modernizing your kitchen to give it a newer and fresher feel.

Paint Your Cabinets

If you’re not interested in buying new cabinets for your home, you should consider painting or staining them to modernize their style in your kitchen. Consider choosing a modern black or bold blue to make your cabinets stand out in your kitchen.

White is also a very trendy color for cabinets nowadays too. Although they won’t feel like new cabinets, they sure will look like it!

Modernize Your Countertops

If you are looking to update your countertops, you should replace them with something more modern. No more will you have to use cheaply grouted or laminated countertops in your kitchen. Instead, use natural stone or resin countertops to make your home look more modern and pristine. Although it may yield an initial large expense, the return on investment is high enough to be worth it.

Install New Flooring

Nothing gives a room more of a modern feel than a new floor. This is especially true for the kitchen. Flooring is an essential part of your kitchen that often goes forgotten. Instead of dealing with the same old flooring every day, install wood, stone, or tile flooring to make your kitchen new and modern. Not only will this remodel look great, but it will also add value to your home as well.

Install Energy Efficient Appliances

If you are looking to modernize your kitchen, the chances of your appliances like your refrigerator, oven, microwave, etc., are also probably out of date. They are likely not the most energy efficient either. To lower your carbon footprint and “go green,” consider installing new energy efficient appliances. However, not only will you be benefiting your environment, but cut down on utility bills, and increase the value of your home as well. Although these appliances may be more expensive, their ROI is considerably high, which makes the upgrade totally worth it.

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Make More Room for Seating

Since the kitchen is one of the areas of your home that has the most foot traffic, it’s important you have plenty of space to move around, and more importantly, seating for the entire family.

If you have a kitchen island, consider buying bar stools if you have a window, consider getting a side table for more room in your kitchen. These upgrades will drastically benefit your family, especially if you have a lot of children and/or relatives regularly visiting.

If your kitchen is looking old and outdated, you should consider updating it to help make it look better and increase the value of your home. Hopefully, with the suggestions above, you can finally start modernizing your kitchen for the better!

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