5 Ways to Make Your Kitchen Work in the 21st Century
Could your kitchen use a facelift? If you’re tired of feeling stuck in the 20th century, this could be the year to make some modern kitchen upgrades. But just what makes a kitchen “modern?” The trick is to treat form and function with equal importance. After all, a beautiful kitchen is only a joy to cook in if it’s also functional. Consider these top five modern updates you should make in your kitchen to bring it into the 21st century.
It’s time to ditch the old laminate countertop and opt for something more beautiful and functional. Modern counter materials include glass, concrete, wood, stainless steel, quartz, or soapstone. Many of these options not only add visual appeal to your kitchen, but they’re also eco-friendly so you can do your part for the environment. Look for recycled or reclaimed countertop materials whenever possible so you can feel good about your upgrade.
When it comes to picking modern appliances, most homeowners opt for an industrial feel with matching stainless steel appliances. Sleek, rectangular lines and matching handles help bring the whole kitchen together. Another trend is to install camouflaged appliances. Facades made to mimic the cabinetry hide the dishwasher and refrigerator from sight for a more coordinated look.
Sink and Faucet
It’s amazing what an updated sink and modern faucet can do for the appearance and functionality of your kitchen. Choose a large double-basin sink made from a modern material such as stainless steel, copper or soapstone. Farmhouse and flush-mount sinks are two modern styles to choose from. As for the faucet, choose a highly practical model, such as one with a built-in sprayer head and single-handle functionality for convenience. Touchless faucets are particularly useful for cleaning up messes without dirtying up the faucet itself.
Smooth, functional drawers and cabinets make working in the kitchen much more enjoyable. With styles, colors and options galore, you can find cabinets that perfectly match your tastes, regardless of whether you prefer clean, white painted cabinet doors or dark, luscious wood. The decision is yours.
Some of the most eco-friendly kitchen flooring is also among the most beautiful. Reclaimed or engineered wood, bamboo, cork, and even more traditional linoleum tiles are all highly functional flooring materials that will add visual appeal to your kitchen for many years to come. For help creating a more modern kitchen with these and other 21st century upgrades, please contact One of a Kind Design in Anchorage today. We look forward to helping you make your dream kitchen a reality.