If you’re looking to spruce your kitchen up this season, you’re in for a treat. Have you ever ogled at showroom kitchens or the kitchens that you see on television programmes? Guess what — with a little know-how and expert advice, you too will be able to design the modern kitchen of your dreams. In today’s article, we have a look at 6 tips from expert interior designers that will take your kitchen out of the 70s and into the 21st century. Read on to find out more!
1. Invest In Modern Appliances
It’s time to get rid of that old toaster, unsightly microwave and ancient cake mixer — the look, make and colour of your appliances plays a great part in your overall kitchen aesthetic, so choose wisely! We highly recommend opting for modern stainless steel ovens, microwaves and fixtures, along with a brightly coloured KitchenAid mixer to really pull your entire design together. If you feel bad about throwing your old appliances out, you can always donate them or give them to friends and family members to reduce waste. Your modern kitchen begins with state of the art, sleek and stylish looking appliances!
2. Choose A Neutral Colour Palette
Nothing screams dated more than brightly coloured walls and mismatched kitchen utensils strewn all over your kitchen space. If you want to inject modern style into your kitchen, the best way to do so is to choose a neutral colour palette. In line with minimalist design, neutral colours such as whites, creams, greys and other subdued hues are the perfect way to inject some new life into your kitchen space. Slap on a fresh coat of paint on the walls or even on your cabinets to truly transform the space into a modern mecca of cuisine!
3. Introduce A Kitchen Island
Take a look at modern kitchens in 2020 and you’ll notice they all have one thing in common — a kitchen island. If you have the luxury of space, we highly recommend installing a kitchen island of your own. Not only does this transform your space into the perfect, magazine-ready kitchen but it also is an ingenious way of adding extra counter space and storage to your kitchen area. A kitchen island can double up as a breakfast table or even as a nice spot to place some fresh flowers that will add a touch of royalty to any home kitchen.
4. Consider Natural Light
Nothing beats natural light — in fact, light influences the way we see the world around us. It’s no accident that we often look our best when the golden rays of the sunset hit our face or when we are enjoying a nice, romantic meal by candlelight. Natural light is, in essence, beauty light! This is why we always recommend that any modern kitchen maestro try as much as possible to include natural light in the kitchen space. If you have a window in the kitchen and are not a fan of the harsh afternoon rays, a perfect option would be to go with a sheer blind that can filter light out whilst still illuminating the room. If you don’t have the luxury of a kitchen window, then opt for tea lights, candles and lanterns in the evening to really give your space that Instagram-worthy feel!
5. Smart Storage
Modern kitchens are organised, well put together and free of clutter. This is why utilising smart storage solutions and keeping all your dinnerware, servingware, pots and pans in an organised and, ideally, hidden manner is so important. Storage under your kitchen island is the perfect place to hide unsightly and bulky items, whilst floating shelves and large pantry cupboards are ideal for either showing off cookbooks or storing your food and ingredients. As a rule of thumb,
keep clutter at bay and you’re one step closer to a modern kitchen of your dreams!
6. Open Plan Living
Last but certainly by no means the least – if you really want to take it one step further, you could even consider knocking walls down and creating an open plan living space that seamlessly blends into the home kitchen. Not only will you be opening your space up, but you’ll also be creating the ideal space for entertaining guests as well as a large area for your family to come together and share those special moments that are so important in life.
Transforming your kitchen into a picture-perfect modern masterpiece is easier than you would think. We hope that these expert tips have given you some insight into how you can spruce up your kitchen and inject some modern style into the heart of the home!