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10 Ways to Make Your Kitchen Look More Modern

Modernizing your kitchen is a great first step towards creating a home that fits your lifestyle.

As one of the most functional spaces of your home, a modern kitchen is a must-have in today’s world. Fitting up a quality kitchen can be one of the biggest investments you can make in your home, as you need to not only ensure your choices are stylish and functional, but that they stand the test of time. Here are ten contemporary ways to take your kitchen from average to ultra-chic status.

1) A Free-Standing Kitchen Island

A free-standing kitchen island solves all your potential problems of storage space, functionality and display, and looks beautiful while doing this. It can also serve as extra space when making that massive holiday dinner spread. Wondering how to create an informal dining area or additional space you need when the visitors spill over? A freestanding kitchen island has you covered.

Kitchen Island

Kitchen Island

2) Under Cabinet Lighting

With the amazing array of materials and models now available, this is a must-have in any modern kitchen.

This unique variation gives the kitchen a distinctive style, especially at night, whilst eliminating shadows and making food preparation much easier.

Cabinet lighting

Cabinet lighting

3) Resin Flooring

Perfect for your kitchen floors due to its resistance to stains, dirt, those accidental spills, resin flooring is a durable option for the modern kitchen. It comes in a wide variety of colors, and is ideal for open-plan layouts - creating a feeling of space, especially with a glossy or polished finish.

Resin flooring

Resin flooring

4) Potted Plants

The right plant in the right vase can do immense wonders to not only the aesthetics of your kitchen, but also act as a natural air purifier, minimizing any migraines while you do meal-prep for the week.

Potted plants

Potted plants

5) Contemporary Cabinet and Drawer Pulls

These give your cabinets and drawers a more modern finish, with bold and distinct lines. They also end giving the kitchen a more graceful and sophisticated look and are a more comfortable way of opening your cabinets.

Cabinet handles

Cabinet handles

6) Clever Storage

Clutter is never in style, and tiny tweaks to your cabinets can go a long way to turning your kitchen into a minimalist delight.

Clever kitchen storage

Clever kitchen storage

7) The Waterfall Kitchen Island

Still talking about clutter, if you are looking for a durable, tidier way to give your kitchen a sleek, clean, minimalistic look, then the waterfall kitchen island is just perfect.

Waterfall kitchen island

Waterfall kitchen island

(P.s, we put out an article on the 6 things you need to know when buying a new quartz countertop. You can check it out here.)

8) Install Open Shelving

This not only increases your storage options, but it also adds a warm and welcoming effect to your kitchen for guests, as spaces look brighter and more open. You can also show off those dishes you got at the antique store in Bali.

Kitchen open shelving

Kitchen open shelving

9) Create a Kitchen Recycling Center

Wanna bring out your inner environmentalist? Create a dedicated recycling center in in your kitchen in style.

Kitchen recycling

Kitchen recycling

10) Upgrade Your Appliances

Lastly, don’t forget to upgrade to stainless steel appliances. They not only last long term, but also highlight the beauty of your wooden cabinets. Some must-haves are:

  • A retractable extractor fan.
  • Built-in ovens

Modern kitchen appliances

Modern kitchen appliances

Which one of these will you be adding to your kitchen?

This entry was posted by Dozie A. in MNML Mag 

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