Does your kitchen look tired and boring? Do you feel like you’ve stepped into the 1970s whenever you want to make a sandwich or get a drink?
If so, you are doubtless wondering how to improve the aesthetics of it. Trouble is; there are so many different styles to choose from when designing a new kitchen!
Each one looks great in individual homes. But what if you don’t like any of them? One thing you could do is step ahead in time by having a futuristic kitchen built for you!
Here are some practical ideas to help you get started with your modern kitchen makeover.
Less is more
In smaller homes, it’s essential that you make the most of the space you’ve got. Unless you plan on extending your property, you will have a limited amount of floor area to work with inside the kitchen.
Have you ever heard the saying “less is more” before? If so, you will realize that it rings true, in this case! Your aim is to build a kitchen that satisfies your requirements.
It might have the right features that you are likely to use on a daily basis. What it mustn’t do is use the space for no particular reason.
Putting less stuff into a small kitchen gives the illusion that it’s bigger than it is. Were you were planning to buy a side-by-side fridge freezer, for instance? If so, consider “under the counter” options instead to maximize your space.
Use smart technology
Companies like PD Kitchens have seen a surge in the number of people that want smart appliances in their kitchen. After all; we live in a connected world.
We also lead busy lives. It’s important we can control kitchen appliances using devices like smartphones and tablets remotely!
These days you can buy washing machines, refrigerators and more that are Internet-connected. They are appliances of the future that you can buy today. And if you like your gadgets, you will love these!
My first foray into a “smarter” home was when I had my heating system upgraded to an energy-efficient one. The old thermostat was broken, and so I needed a new one.
I had one installed that I could control with my iPhone. It uses my handset’s GPS functionality to detect when I’m near home. It then asks me if I want to heat my home before I arrive!
The thing about LED lights is that they are more efficient than CFL (energy-saving) bulbs. Although they cost more to buy, they last longer, use less power and offer a brighter light.
Consider having LED lights fitted to the bottom of your kitchen units and on the ceiling too. A control panel-based system can also let you program “mood lighting” too!
Radiators take up a lot of wall space and aren’t aesthetically pleasing to the eye, in my opinion. A better option is to use underfloor heating.
They can get installed underneath tiles, and can heat up your kitchen in no time. It’s a great idea if you love to walk barefoot in your home, especially during winter!