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Say Goodbye to Your Old Kitchen

Say Goodbye to Your Old Kitchen

Say Goodbye to Your Old Kitchen
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Kitchen is one of the favourite places in a home, especially for women. If your kitchen is an old one, say you renovated it a decade ago, then it will seek some changes. Old-fashioned kitchens can be modernized by making some simple changes such as adding fresh paints in bright colours or functional designs. With minor and simple changes, you can introduce the elements of freshness and modernity to your kitchen. Here are some simple ideas that you can incorporate in your outdated and old kitchen to give it a new look.

Replace floors and countertops

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Flooring is an area in the kitchen which is generally not touched while remodelling. However, if your flooring keeps you in the past, try and replace them with modern materials like stone, tile or wood. Similarly, the countertops cover a major portion of the kitchen. For a modern look, change the countertop material from old tile or grout to marble or granite.

Change the metals

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Outdated kitchens have materials that were popular years ago. These also include kitchen hardware like drawer pulls, lighting fixtures and taps. One of the easiest and simplest ways to bring the touch of freshness to your kitchen is by replacing them with new and modern styles and materials.

Add some seating space

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A kitchen is one the busiest areas in a home and most people visit it, including your guests. Add some seating space to welcome people in your kitchen. You can keep some countertop stools or breakfast chairs to give a whole new appeal to your kitchen.

Bring energy efficient changes

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When we talk about modern times, we should adopt using a new and trendy equipment. Use modern appliances which consume less electricity. Switch to low-flow kitchen faucets which save water. Installing LED lights will also help reduce your carbon footprint.

Install modern lighting fixtures

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When planning to bring modernity in your kitchen, then do not ignore lighting. The new and modern kitchen lights will help change and create the ambience and introduce versatility in the area. You can install pendant lights over kitchen island or chandeliers or under cabinet lights.

Remove extra cabinets

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Most of the outdated kitchens have wall to wall cabinets which may make the kitchen look crowded. For a modern look, replace the closed upper cabinets with open shelves to keep decorative or dishware.

Ditch the walls

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If you feel that your kitchen is box-sized and want to give it a modern look, then remove the walls. The open kitchen concept is a new and modern trend and you can easily switch to it by knocking down some walls. This idea can be best applied for kitchens close to the living area.

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Last Updated: Wed Feb 01 2017

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