Have you been craving a change in atmosphere, lately? Perhaps you have been inspired by the modern styles that are popping up in home and design magazines recently. Clean lines, open spaces and minimalistic fixtures are in, and the kitchen is a great place to get started to give your home an update. If you’ve had the itch to convert your kitchen with a sleek, fresh style, keep reading for 8 ways to give your kitchen a modern makeover!
1. Clearing Countertops
Cluttered countertops are a thing of the past. Stow your small appliances and give yourself more room. This will help the kitchen space look much larger, and make it much easier to maneuver and prepare food.
2. Get Rid of the Gas Stove with Induction or Electric Cook Tops
Are you still cooking with gas? Take your sleek countertops a step further with induction or electric stove tops. Not only do they both notoriously cook your food more quickly and evenly, but they make clean up a breeze with their flat surface and custom heat settings.
3. French Door Fridge
Crammed counters are not the only things you should be clearing out. Obtaining a French door fridge will give you enough space to store platters, cookie sheets… or even large pizza boxes! No more playing Tetris, figuring out how in the world you are going to get the fridge door closed.
4. Install a Skylight
Natural light is always the most flattering-for you AND your home. Keep your cooking space bright by installing a skylight that will let the sun in to illuminate the room.
5. Update Flooring
Replacing your floors with a durable material like wood or stone will make the floors look great for a long time, and add value to your home. Ditch the tile and grout! Finished floors will be easier to clean, too.
6. Open Shelving
What is there to hide? Open shelving (without frames, or cabinets without doors) gives your kitchen an airy feel and makes it look larger without the heaviness that comes with closed cabinets. This may also free up wall space for painting or art.
7. Knock Down Walls
If you’re an avid home chef, you know that small kitchens can be a pain! Do not be afraid to knock down a wall (or two) to give yourself some room to breathe! Opening up the layout of your kitchen to flow into the dining room or living area will not only give you more space to prepare meals, but also to share them!
8. Flat, frameless cabinets
Frameless cabinets are all the rage, and a flat door with no protruding handles create the modern, sleek and straight lines you are looking to accomplish. Benefits to installing frameless cabinets include, but are not limited to, more wall space, even spacing between doors, and a clean look!
Updating your kitchen to a modern style can benefit your cooking, family gatherings, and overall flow of your home. While the task may seem daunting, Sea Pointe Construction makes a kitchen remodel stress free and exciting! So what are you waiting for? Give us a call or stop by our Orange County kitchen showroom for design ideas and to meet with one of our consultants.