How do you feel when you walk into your kitchen? Is it depressing to look at the same outdated space day after day? Your taste in home decor may have changed over the years leaving you lacking the excitement you once had. What your dream kitchen was 10 years ago, may be different than what it is today.
If you long for a new kitchen in your home, you aren’t alone. Many homeowners in America are in your same position. In a survey conducted by LG, it revealed that 53% of homeowners describe their kitchen as “outdated”.
When you finally decide to renovate your kitchen, it’s a big decision financially. It’s important that you not only get the most for your money, but that you purchase quality pieces that will hold up to the daily stress of preparing your families meals. By choosing countertops, flooring and cabinets that are timeless and durable, you can ensure that they will fit into your evolving style for many years to come. No matter what your budget, you can easily create a modern kitchen to fit your needs.
Modern Kitchen on a Tight Budget
You may not have tens of thousands of dollars to work with when you are renovating your kitchen. Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean that you can’t create a beautiful and modern space. By choosing one or two areas of your kitchen to focus your budget on, you can create the look and feel of a new kitchen.
For example, if your countertops are outdated or worn, use the bulk of your budget to replace them with high-quality wood countertops like ours at Country Mouldings. Our custom countertops are made to fit your space and provide the quality and durability you can count on. Use a small part of your budget to accessorize your kitchen and replace cabinet hardware. Installing sleek brushed nickel hardware for a few dollars per cabinet can make a big impact. If you are handy, you can even repaint your cabinets to fit your new modern style.
By choosing one area of your kitchen to focus on replacing and choose other areas that you can DIY, you can create a beautiful modern kitchen without breaking the bank.
Modern Kitchen on a Big Budget
For homeowners with a larger budget, you may find that giving your entire kitchen a facelift is the best course of action. In that case, to make the most of your renovation, you will want to choose products like Country Mouldings high-quality wood flooring and countertops to complete your look. With different styles of countertops and flooring, as well as many species of woods to choose from, creating the kitchen of your dreams is well within your reach.
Now that you have decided on what you can afford on your renovation, here are some simple ways to create a modern kitchen.
Creating a Modern Space
To create your modern kitchen, you may want to use these design principles for inspiration.
Clean and Simple
Look around a modern kitchen. You won’t see a lot of accessories sitting around. Minimalism is a popular theme in today’s homes. Using cabinets to house small appliances and trinkets that you previously had resting on the countertops can help with creating an organized and simple look and allow your new countertops to get the attention they deserve.
Light vs. Dark
Many modern kitchens give the appearance of being light and airy, but many use contrasting woods and the juxtaposition of light and dark. This is so the space doesn’t appear to be washed out. You can achieve this by using light cabinets, white walls, white or stainless appliances and pairing it with either dark countertops or flooring.
Use of Metal
Modern kitchens often use metals like stainless steel and brushed nickel to complement the sleek and simple style. By using cabinet hardware, appliances and accessories made of metal, it gives an instant modern feel to a kitchen.
The use of Country Moulding wood countertops and flooring can help to give your kitchen modern appeal while featuring the strength, beauty and durability that you crave. Wood also introduces a natural element into your space and can instantly warm the cool, industrial feel of today’s modern homes.
When you are creating your new kitchen, we hope that you will visit our online store to get a free instant quote. We would love to help you make your dream kitchen a reality.
Source of http://www.bizjournals.com/prnewswire/press_releases/2014/02/04/CG57296