Modernizing your kitchen is not only a matter of taste, but also it helps you organizing your stuff around and save a lot of time when looking for objects, cleaning and even cooking. It makes sense: if it’s easier to clean the surfaces, you won’t waste time doing this; if you know exactly where is each object, you won’t waste time looking for it. In this way a modern kitchen design will also help you cut down the time you spend in the kitchen.
Use proper lighting. Beautiful furniture items and materials are best highlighted when using proper lighting, so don’t be afraid to invest in a new lighting system or in new light bulbs. Also, modern means economic and environmentally friendly, so you may want to choose such types of lighting (for instance, economic light bulbs, LED light etc).
Shiny surfaces. Try to use shiny surfaces, because they are the definition of modern design. More than that, they are easy to clean and maintain and look gorgeous! Plus they will reflect the light better and you will have a much more bright atmosphere.
Metallic touches. Don’t forget to add some metallic touches to your modern kitchen design. They will add a completely new element to the rest of your design and will embellish an old wooden kitchen furniture for instance, in the case you want to redecorate using your old furniture.
Flat furniture. The flat design is getting more and more popular, especially when it comes to modern decorating. The time of the fully adorned furniture is long gone, and the heavy aspect is totally undesirable in a modern kitchen. Don’t be afraid to use simple-looking chairs, counters or bars, since the color is the one that will give a sophisticated air.
Bright colors. Modern design is all about living your life to the fullest and enjoying every minute of it, so there’s no room for pale or dusty colors here! Go for the brightest colors you like and don’t be afraid to experiment with them!
Modern appliances. Of course, you can’t have a modern kitchen design if you still keep old-fashioned appliances. Don’t be afraid to renew all the devices around, whether it’s the fridge or the old oven. Such an investment will pay off in time, because new appliances will consume less electrical power and will be more environmentally friendly.
Resistant materials. When you redecorate your kitchen, you will certainly want to have resistant knives, pots or any other tools you use around. Nobody wants to buy things that will break in two or three days, so be careful with that. Also, if you want to have a totally modern kitchen design, you should also buy modern looking plates, knives, kitchen towels, rugs and any other complementary items you use to decorate your kitchen.
With these simple and easy steps anyone can transform their kitchen and adopt a modern kitchen design with little effort and investment. All you need to do after that is to relax and enjoy a modern air in your own kitchen.
See also: Tips for Kitchen Feng Shui