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5 Remodeling Ideas to Modernize an Old Kitchen

28 November 2018
Kevin Hartley

The kitchen is the highlight of any home because of the sheer amount of time spent in this space. Over time, the look and design of the room can become outdated and may result in a lack of functionality. If you want to modernize an old kitchen, here are a few remodeling choices to consider.

Quartz Countertops

Updating your countertopscan go a long way in making your kitchen feel nice and new. Although granite is the most popular type of material to use on kitchen countertops in past years, the interior design industry has moved on to marble or quartz. Marble and quartz have a neutral appearance that is more minimal and can work well in different styles of kitchens. Marble is more expensive and can stain easily, which is why quartz is a more popular option. Quartz is also popular due to its lower price tag and better durability.

An Open Layout

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Older kitchens that were built in past decades have a smaller layout that is often more cramped. If you want to create a more spacious interior that is easier to navigate, opt for an open layout when remodeling the room. Remodeling the layout to be more efficient with space can make it easier to entertain and cook each day.

Brass Fixtures

If you want to update the cabinets that are installed without having to replace them, consider installing gold-colored or brass handles and knobs to create a modern look that is chic and upscale.

Install Smart Appliances

The appliances are one of the main features of the space and should be updated to ensure that they're more energy-efficient than older models and also blend in well with the remodeled room. Installing smart appliances will allow you to take advantage of products that cansync to your smartphoneand also include television screens.

Install Open Shelving

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More people choose to install open shelving in their homes due to their potential uses for minimal room design. Removing the doors on cabinets can create a more spacious setting that allows you to display your dishes. Using reclaimed wood can create a visually appealing design in the kitchen and will add a touch of character. 

Remodeling an old kitchen will modernize the room and allow it to look updated, which can increase the value of your home. With the right updates made and by following the latest remodeling trends, you can create a stunning interior setting that you get more use out of in the coming years.

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