How to make traditional kitchens modern
Making a traditional kitchen modern can be as simple as updating the hardware and fixtures. For a more dramatic transformation, consider painting the cabinets or walls a sleek, modern color. You can also add new appliances that have a more contemporary look, such as stainless steel refrigerators and ovens. To really give your kitchen a modern makeover, install new countertops, flooring, and backsplashes. These updates can completely change the look and feel of your kitchen, and make it feel more like a room you want to spend time in.
Today, many people abandon the classic framed fronts in the kitchen in favor of smooth glossy, matte or wood textured, “so as not to be considered old-fashioned.
But for me “old-fashioned” is to use in the interior what was done 15-20 years ago without adding anything new!
How to make a classic kitchen modern?
1. Color Choice
Framed matte painted (or film) mdf fronts can be absolutely any color. Including the trendy ones – trendy this year!
2. Selection of furniture accessories
Bronze or aged handles with ceramic inlay: tribute to the classics on the one hand, interesting coexistence with the color of the table top on the other.
3. Modern appliances
The dishwasher (to the left of the sink) is built in behind the front, the oven and microwave in the recess at a convenient height, the faucet for 2 waters (filtered and piped), and the sink integrated into the countertop.
The refrigerator is in the recess to the right, and the cooktop and hood are in the island.
4. Artificial stone countertop
Allows you to do any pirouettes with the kitchen: islands, peninsulas, any depth and width of countertops, semicircles, bent counters in conjunction with the wall, shaped edges, counters and much more that your imagination (and approved wallet) will produce.
5. Non-traditional arrangement
Under the window, with an island, a couple of pantries for dishes on the sides, multilevel cabinets, columns with appliances start and end the main part of the kitchen (all of this is in our case) and another 1,000 not traditional, but convenient options.
The main thing is not to get hung up on the “working triangle”!
6. An island or peninsula
Or another breakfast area (while having a full dining table) adds convenience to using the kitchen and allows for a quick snack.
7. Original interior
The kitchen is the kitchen, and when flowers, books, gloves, water bottles, dishes (not always new and clean), grandma’s salt pans, cat bowls, children’s toys, etc. are added in an interesting combination of colors and textures the interior will not fade, and will delight the owners and delight guests.
8. Interesting accents
Table legs, hood, lamps, chairs, curtains, outlets – everything can be unusual, colored, whimsical and seemingly incompatible! And in the end, the original solutions will hold style for years to come!
9. Finish the renovation
This is probably the hardest part, even despite the energy and nerve-wracking nature of the process. Artists, writers, sculptors will not let you lie that it is very important to stop at the right moment, and not to improve your creation to an imaginary ideal.