Kitchens from 20 or 30 years ago can have outdated linoleum flooring, scratched Formica countertops, and appliances that have broken knobs and chipped, yellowing paint. But there are things that a homeowner can do to make their kitchen look like new. Modernizing a kitchen is something that needs to be done at least every couple of decades because it’s a room that everyone gathers around, and it often has details that go in and out of style. Here are a few things that will modernize a kitchen in a big way.
- Paint Color Choices
One of the easiest ways to get a more updated kitchen is to paint the walls. Some kitchens have darker colors that make a room feel dated. The trend of the last decade or two has been lighter colors in the kitchen to make the space feel airier and brighter. So homeowners that have burgundy walls should swap them out for light-colored walls.
One of the trends of the last decade has been to have backsplashes that cover the wall from the counter to the cabinets or at least very close to them. In the 90s, the countertop had a lip that extended up to cover part of the wall, but there are so many color and material options now, and homeowners can make a beautiful backsplash using tiles.
Over the last 15 years or so, premium materials such as granite and quartz have become more popular in homes. So homeowners should get rid of the countertops from the 80s. Instead, homeowners who want to give their kitchens a facelift should opt for newer countertops that will give the entire room the pop of freshness that it needs.
- Dated Drawer Pulls
One of the easiest and often one of the least expensive things to update in a kitchen is the drawer pulls. If they’re tarnished or have a peeling or chipped finish, people will notice this every time they walk in the kitchen. Homeowners who swap them out for new ones in a modern finish such as brushed nickel will have a kitchen that looks newer and fresher.
The kitchen is the hub of the home where numerous activities go on daily. By making a few changes, the kitchen can become a pleasant place to have family meals and parties.