The kitchen is an indicator of the age of the whole home. A modern kitchen makes the whole house look more modern, which is why it’s important to renovate it every once in a while.
If you are looking for ideas to remodel a kitchen and give it the current and modern touch that your house needs, we invite you to draw inspiration from the following suggestions.
Tips before renovating your kitchen
Before you make any upgrades to your kitchen, simply replacing some furniture and household appliances with others, you should sit down and put a plan together. Below is a list of aspects you should take into account before doing any renovation.
- Analyze your current kitchen and write down everything you don’t like about it: maybe it has few outlets, it lacks work or storage space, it’s hard to keep things organized. This will help you define what you want to achieve with the renovation.
- Choose the style you want for your new kitchen. That is: whether your preferred style is minimalist, industrial, rustic, chic…
- Measure the space very carefully. Although the professional who installs the kitchen will also do this, it is important that you measure it so you know what will fit and what won’t.
- Choose the layout that’s most convenient for you. For example: in a line with high and low furniture, L- or U-shaped, in parallel, with an island, peninsula, etc.
Once you decide all these issues, it’s time to go to a kitchen design professional to advise you. But if you’re clear about these points, it’ll be much easier for him/her to guide you to the kitchen of your dreams.
How to keep the kitchen from going out of style
As we said at the beginning, the kitchen is an indicator of the age of your home. So it shouldn’t be surprising that it needs to be updated every 10 to 15 years.
However, if you take into account the advice we are going to give you below to keep it from going out of style, you’ll be able to hold off on the next upgrade for a few more years.
The worktop is one of the kitchen elements that is subjected to the most wear and tear. We work on it, use it to support all kinds of objects, all of which becomes noticeable after some years.
That’s why it’s important to choose a worktop that is made of a material that is as modern as it is resistant. For example, worktops made with Krion’s solid surface offer perfect technical qualities to improve durability.
As well as being aesthetic, modern and hygienic, they are highly resistant to heat and impacts. Even if a worktop made of this material is damaged or scratched, repairing it will be as easy as sanding the surface. This way, you’ll be able to keep your worktop looking good as new for many years to come.
Neutral colors for furniture
The colors and finishes of the cabinets, especially the doors, are one of the details you should be very mindful of if you want your kitchen to be both modern and timeless at once.
Although colors come and go with the seasons and some of them may seem very modern today, the reality is that neutral tones are best for furniture.
Shades of white, grey or beige will extend the life of your kitchen much longer. You can always incorporate more fashionable colors through other items that are easy to replace, such as tableware and kitchen textiles.
Replace appliances with sustainable models
A fundamental part of the functionality, practicality and aesthetics of your kitchen are the appliances. But they can also be the key element to sustainable cooking.
Along with choosing beautiful models with good features, be sure to go with ecological options. To do this, when choosing, take into account their electricity and water consumption. Your wallet and the planet will both thank you.
And as an additional tip to keep your household appliances current, opt for built-in models. That way, regardless of their color and model, they will adapt to the general aesthetic of the kitchen and won’t show their age over time.
Comfortable, easy-to-maintain sinks
The sink is such an essential kitchen component that the only question you need to decide is whether to install just one, or go with two. Today, models such as those manufactured with Krion Solid Surface provide an excellent alternative.
Its features, ease of cleaning, minimalist aesthetics and the option to have a sink built into the worktop without joints make this a perfect choice.
Create a large workspace
A workspace that is practical and pleasant to work in is extremely important to a functional kitchen. Because of this, if space is limited, you can resort to tricks such as a sliding worktop, installing a second raised worktop, or installing a U-shaped kitchen that expands the workspace.
Less is always more
The fewer elements there are in your kitchen, the larger, cleaner and more modern it will look as a whole. Choose clear colors, doors without handles, internal storage and built-in appliances. However you choose to renovate your kitchen, remember that less is more.