6 Tips for Giving Your Kitchen a Facelift

The kitchen is the heart of the home, and it is understandable that this well-used room may see more wear and tear than the rest of the house. When the time comes to update the kitchen, you may feel overwhelmed with all of the design and style options. Fortunately, you don’t have to do a complete overhaul to gain a freshened up kitchen. Included here are a few tips for giving your kitchen a facelift, whether into country chic, or marvelously modern.

Go Gray

While bright white kitchen cupboards and stainless steel sinks may have been popular for your parents, the modern kitchen design has taken a slightly different turn. Interior designers are finding soft grays to be the preferred choice for kitchen cupboards. Accentuating the gray with rich wood tones can give your kitchen a modern, yet homey, appearance.

Make it Formal

A black and white kitchen is still a classic look, and may be just the change you need in your home. Black and white kitchens focus on high contrast throughout the room, so you will need to pair brilliant whites with deep blacks. Consider utilizing black hardware on white cupboards, with dark granite counters and white appliances.

Throw In The Sink

In the past, kitchen sinks have been a purely utilitarian feature of the kitchen. However, modern interior designers have found ways to bring the sink in on the design action. With farmhouse sinks coming in brilliant options from seafoam green to copper, the options abound; designers have even managed to create farmhouse sinks made completely from bamboo! If you thought the sink was just for washing veggies, think again!

Make it Multiple

Storage is a chronic problem for many small-kitchen owners or apartment dwellers. A great way to battle counter clutter is by installing multiple tiered drawers. These drawers have the appearance of being one large drawer, with one front facade, but actually slide out into two or three. These drawers are customizable to your space and can be a great way to find fresh storage ideas in a space that seems tapped out.

Take On the Technology

With the digital generation growing up, it is no surprise that tech-savvy designers have created new ways to make the kitchen hands off. A mainstay in most automated kitchens are touchless faucets. For the more technical chef, integrate meat timers that alert your phone when dinner is ready and motion-activated lights.

Open Up Options

One of the best things you can do in a kitchen redesign is to open up your possibilities for future changes. By creating a neutral base palette in the kitchen, you create options for a variety of color accents. Consider making your light covers tangerine orange, with the option to change to a plum purple or lemon yellow later on. Utilize a variety of utensils with different color accents so you can quickly freshen up your kitchen with a slight change.

Espana Gomez is an author of this blog. Recently she works as an interior design assistant in her town. She loves daydreaming about beautiful homes and interior decor.