Kitchen up-date ideas come in thick and fast as home owners embrace installing a new kitchen. Ideas come thick and fast with renovation shows displaying more new ideas than you can count. However, here are two kitchen up-date ideas that are popular… and easy.
In my work as an interior designer, 60% is re-designing kitchens and creating open plan spaces. I think this is because the clients attracted to Plush Design Interiors value functional and stylish design suitable for their lifestyle, and budget.
Your kitchen is the hub of the home. A well-designed space will add great re-sale value to your home while providing a central area for busy families. As such, I’ve seen two trends that clients love. If you’re looking for kitchen up-date ideas, why not try these?
Introducing A Modern Twist On The Classic Shaker Kitchen Style
This is something that can look breathtaking if it has been done correctly. However, putting a contemporary twist on a classic kitchen style is not always easy.
It is all about getting the balance right. You may want to look into the knock down rebuild process because you will likely need a blank template for this.
You need to ensure that the overall style is classic, but with understated yet impactful modern touches. So, how do you achieve this?
Shaker kitchens are known for being practical, simple, and elegant. You may know them as ‘Hamptons Style’ with beach and coastal homes perfect for this aesthetic. However, modern shaker kitchens can be installed in any home. Thus you need to ensure you do not override these core qualities with the modern twists you implement.
One of the best ways to add a modern edge to a shaker kitchen is to incorporate some colour. Don’t go for anything too bold, such as red or bright yellow. Rather, keep it muted with the likes of pale blue-grey or mushroom.
You may also want to consider choosing a contemporary kitchen door finish. With a traditional shaker kitchen, wood is the obvious choice. The Shakers used pine and maple originally, but it is not uncommon to see oak and walnut in their place today.
However, if you want to spice things up you could go for a contemporary finish that suits the Shaker style, such as a laminate foil or lacquer. One of the best ways to create a modern impression is to opt for a white high gloss lacquer kitchen.
Finally, one of the easiest ways to add a contemporary touch is to choose modern handles for your cabinets and drawers.
Should You Consider Gloss Cabinets?
High gloss kitchen cabinets are well worth looking for if you want to add stylish and beauty to your kitchen. Gloss cabinets are striking, elegant, and modern in their appearance.
However, the appearance of these cabinets is not the only benefit associated with going down this route. One of the main benefits of choosing gloss kitchen cabinets, and gloss kitchens on the whole for that matter, is that they are durable, practical, and easy to look after.
Do you hate the thought of cleaning your kitchen? We hear you! Many people dread this, but with a gloss kitchen it becomes a lot easier. All you need to do is wipe the surface with a damp cloth and your cabinets will look as good as new.
One of the main benefits of a gloss surface is the fact that it makes a space look bigger, which is especially important for those with small kitchens.
Make your kitchen appear bigger by investing in gloss cabinets, as light will reflect off the surface and open the space.
Finally, you have a wide range of gloss cabinet styles to choose from. This includes a wide range of gloss finishes, colours, and designs. Thus, you are guaranteed to find something that fits in with your taste and your style of kitchen.
These are two kitchen up-date ideas that are popular also because they are quite classic. So you won’t have to up-date your kitchen again for quite a while. For more ideas, see all the kitchen articles here on the Don’t Call Me Penny Interior Design Blog.
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