4 Tips To Give Your Kitchen a Modern Look
Someone once said the kitchen is the heart of the home, and we agree with them. From home-cooked family meals to long nights chatting at the table, happy memories start in your kitchen. So it makes sense to give that space a little extra care when it comes to redecorating.
Updating your kitchen’s decor can be intimidating with all the moving pieces in the space. But fear not. Our tips to give your kitchen a modern look will help you bring the heart of your home into the 21st century.
Minimalism has grown increasingly popular in the last few years. The clean lines and open space help contribute to a peaceful headspace, making your room a spot of calm in a chaotic world.
Here are a few ways to craft a minimalist kitchen:
- Purge excess cutlery or kitchen tools like whisks or mixing spoons
- Avoid storing appliances like coffeemakers, cutting boards, and knife blocks on the counter
- Add more hidden storage
- Choose smaller knobs for drawers
- Avoid keeping to-go cups or containers from take-out meals
Even though minimalism seems like a lifestyle choice, it can absolutely enhance your entire kitchen’s aesthetic.
Create Open Space
We often take for granted that home design changes throughout the years. The idea of using the kitchen as a space to socialize is a distinctly modern idea compared to the 20th century. So cultivating this idea in your design is a simple way to give your kitchen a more modern look.
Of course, not all of us living in older homes can afford to knock down walls separating the kitchen from the rest of the house. But we can still give the kitchen a homey, social feel by adding accessories like islands or other sitting areas.
Rethink Your Lighting
Lighting can immediately change the way we perceive a space. Older, yellowed, or ineffective lights can immediately give the place an outdated, closed-in feeling. To emphasize an open, modern room design, look for ways to emphasize natural lighting with more open window treatments and bulbs that shine with brighter light.
Modern decor has also embraced the beauty of the dimmer switch, both for its ability to provide “mood lighting” and the way it can cut back on electricity use. If you can afford to add one to your kitchen, it is a worthwhile investment.
Touch Up your Cabinets
It’s amazing just how much a kitchen’s cabinets can impact the way the space looks. That’s why repainting or refinishing them is the easiest way to completely transform the kitchen’s aesthetic.
If you’re looking for color ideas, remember what we said about lighting. The more natural light, the more open the space feels. Painting your cabinets a light color will help reflect the natural light already in the space, making the whole area seem more open.
Ready to breathe new life into the heart of your home? ECOS Paints has a full selection of cabinet and trim paint to help refine your kitchen’s ambience.