5 Features to Improve if Your Kitchen is Outdated

Looking for the easiest and simple ways to revamp your kitchen?

Making a few changes to your outdated kitchen can make it look contemporary and beautiful.

Let’s take a look at how you can upgrade your kitchen cabinets and improve lighting to give a new appearance to your kitchen.

Metal Hardware

The first thing you can do is to work on the hardware of your cabinets.

Of course, you have never thought that hardware can make your kitchen look outdated. You may not know, but only changing the hardware can boost the ambiance of your space.

Outdated hardware comprises materials that are not in trend anymore. It also includes pure metal handles and hinges that you can find in all old kitchens.

Several manufacturers now produce contemporary-style materials and hardware items.

With the help of these things, you can rethink the lighting fixtures and drawer pulls.

The modern metal items are made from stainless steel, matte aluminum, copper, and brushed gold.

However, you don’t need to always go for metal items, as wood and other materials are also valuable in the market. So, opt for these materials for your cabinet hardware to give them a chic look.

Short Backsplashes

This is another major feature of your kitchen that can change the entire mood of your space.

Backsplashes have changed significantly in the last couple of years. In old designed houses, backsplashes were more like a stone or wooden wall. Some of them also look like brick walls.

There is no doubt that homeowners had loved them.

But modern techniques and design have taken them to a whole new level.

Today’s most popular backsplash trends include subway tiles, high gloss tiles, shiny iridescent glass tiles, and translucent small-format tiles. The best part is that they are available in all colors and designs.

Another thing you should know is that they come in different materials, which make them easy to install and remove whenever needed.

Old-Fashioned Cabinetry

Broken, damaged, stained, and discolored kitchen cabinets can make the whole kitchen look boring and worn out.

If you have a budget, then simply purchase some contemporary-style ready to assemble kitchen cabinets for you.

Look for kitchen cabinets with neutral or bold colors like grey, white, green, and blue. These gray cabinets work best to make your kitchen a beautiful space.

On the other hand, if you cannot afford new cabinetry, repairing and upgrading can do the trick.

You can replace or remove the drawer fronts and cabinet doors with the new ones. Plus, you can apply the matching veneer to the sides and front of the cabinet bases. By simply doing this, you will get brand seating arrangements, you have a diverse range of options.

You can choose countertops, seats, or stools for the breakfast bar.

Or simply go for a bench or banquette to keep it at a window-side table. Not only it looks appealing, but it also helps you rest while your food is on the stove. Families with children also need a space where they can make the little helpers sit while they are cooking.

So, depending on your space, pick the best option for you.

Kitchen Lighting 

Modern interior designers suggest that the kitchen needs to be bright and have ample light.

Therefore, you can see new lighting trends in the market for the last couple of years. Adding more light fixtures in your kitchen can help you improve the outdated feel of the space.

It also helps you add a dramatic look to your kitchen.

In this case, you can add white hanging lights under the cabinets.

Or you can simply look for brass or gold light fixtures to install under your upper cabinetry. Some brands offer mountable kitchen lights that you can hang anywhere you want.

Bottom Line

Kitchen cabinets, lighting, backsplashes, and a few other things can help you make your kitchen look pleasant and modern.

So, make small changes to transform your outdated kitchen into a modern one.

Julie Higgins
Julie is a Staff Writer at momooze.com. She has been working in publishing houses before joining the editorial team at momooze. Julie's love and passion are topics around beauty, lifestyle, hair and nails.