The kitchen is the heart of the home for many families, and as such, it is one of the most well-used rooms. Over time, kitchens become worn out, tired, and dirty from the years of cooking and cleaning we put them through. When you combine this with the fact that a recently renovated kitchen can increase a property’s value significantly, the argument for starting the project is strong.
If it has been many years since your kitchen has had any attention, its design has become outdated, or you simply fancy a change, this guide will introduce some ideas and tips on how you could modernize your tired kitchen.
Lay new flooring
Many kitchen floors are linoleum or vinyl, but there are now lots of flooring options that are more hardwearing and, in some cases, increase the value of your home. Popular choices in modern renovations include tile, stone, wood, or tiles that are designed to look like slate or wood.
Update your patio doors
Patio doors that lead out to your garden bring more natural light into the home and, in the summer, they can be flung open to invite the fresh air and sounds of nature indoors. For a particularly modern finish, you might want to consider reaching out to a bifold doors Wolverhampton company as they can replace an entire wall with a fully folded back door in a concertina style.
Get rid of top cupboards
If the walls of your kitchen are covered with cupboards for your kitchen utensils and crockery, it is likely that the room will look busy and cluttered. To open the space, you could remove the top cupboards and replace them with shelving where you can display your most decorative pieces. Deep drawers and hooks for pots and pans could be ideal homes for what used to live in the cupboards.
Replace your worktops
The worktops in your kitchen take up a lot of surface area, so if they are looking tired, they will be having a big impact on the overall look of the room. There are numerous hardwearing and attractive materials to choose from, including tile, concrete, brick, marble, granite, and resin and polymer.
Bring in seating
The best modern kitchens cater to all the family and become the setting for much of daily life, from preparing and eating meals and working from home to entertaining guests, so it makes sense to ensure there is plenty of seating to make sure people are comfortable. If you have the space, a large kitchen table and chairs could be ideal, but a breakfast bar with stools or a window bench are great choices for smaller kitchens.
Buy energy-efficient appliances
Reducing the amount of carbon that we contribute to the planet is at the top of most people’s agendas, so if you have old appliances that are wasting energy, it may be time to invest in newer models. Lighting and appliances like your fridge-freezer, cooker, dishwasher, and washing machine should be as energy-efficient as possible to ensure that your bills and carbon emissions are as low as possible. You might also want to reduce your water usage by investing in low-flow kitchen taps.