By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Inspiration. At Monday, December 24th 2018, 07:38:39 AM.
Whether your kitchen is a true fixer-upper from decades ago or your once-trendy laminate countertop and linoleum flooring fell out of style fast, it may be time to modernize your outdated kitchen. With new design trends showcasing creative uses of colors, modern appliances, and functional design, there are endless ways to bring your kitchen into the present day.
If you’re looking for a starter option, check out this extremely affordable coffee pot from Target. Or if you want to add a splash of color, try this vintage-style tea kettle from Williams Sonoma is aqua or red. Then, add other fun touches like stir sticks, a sugar jar and fun art.
Let’s review the basics on mid-century design and why it works for a small kitchen: Pastels and bright, vibrant colors add life to a small kitchen by brightening it and giving it a cheerful vibe. The minimalist open space concept of tall ceilings, fewer walls or open shelving makes a small kitchen look larger and removes some of the heaviness dark cabinets can create. Wood adds value and a warm, earthy feel. Fun, quirky retro or vintage accessories and appliances put fun back into a small kitchen design.
Imperfect, touchy-feel and textured materials like as granite, engineered stones with materials that replicate natural finishes are popular as well as being easy to maintain. Popular in kitchen bench-tops are materials with slight imperfections plus textured finishes. High-gloss timber with smooth finishes is being replaced with textured solid timber finishes that characterize natural types are popular along with add an extra dimension to the space.