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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Let's Get Cookin' - Modern Updates For A Busy Family Kitchen


I’m sure that the kitchen is one of the busiest rooms for all families. It’s the perfect place where you can all come together and enjoy delicious, healthy meals. So as you will all be spending so much time in your kitchen, you should make sure that your kitchen is not only comfortable, but also highly practical. This way, you will love spending time in the heart of your home! Are you looking for ways to update your kitchen? Here are some modern updates that are perfect for a buy family kitchen.

Sort Out The Decor

The best way to update your kitchen is to completely redo the decor. Many old kitchens will have been made with materials that were in vogue decades ago. If your kitchen still has some  outdated materials in it, they will be making it look very old and tired. However, new kitchens are made with stylish materials such as chrome and stainless steel. Replace any old fashioned materials in the decor with these contemporary ones for an instant update that will improve any kitchen! If your kitchen looks totally dated, think about treating yourself to a completely new one.

Lose Upper Cabinets

Upper cabinets and cupboards attached high onto walls were very fashionable back in the 1980s and 1990s. But these days, the trend is for a sleeker kitchen. And that means trying to keep all distractions down to a minimum. And that means freeing up space in the top half of your kitchen. Getting rid of high cabinets will free up your walls, which can help create an illusion of space. It also means you can paint bold walls without any storage units getting in the way.

Invest In Energy Efficient Appliances

Why keep struggling with large energy bills when you could reduce them by investing in energy efficient appliances? Not only will this help you save on your bills, but a reduced energy consumption also means that your home will be a lot more eco friendly. You might also find that energy efficient appliances work better as well. Especially dishwashers and washing machines.

Improve Your Lighting

You will be amazed at the difference great lighting makes to your kitchen. Getting the lighting right can make the room feel a lot larger. The best way to do this is to make sure blinds and curtains are always fully open. This way, natural light will flood into the room. If you don’t get much natural light through your windows, you just need to place your lights and lamps strategically. For the best effect, buy some low-hanging lamps that hang in the centre of the room.

Go Open-Plan

Do you want to really add the wow-factor to your kitchen? Then knock down the walls and go open plan! This will open it out into your living room or dining room. Large, open rooms are very on-trend right now. And going open-plan will help your home look very contemporary and make it feel a whole lot bigger!

Suffering from an old-fashioned kitchen? Hopefully, this blog will have given you ideas to remedy it!