If your kitchen hasn’t been updated since the 1980s or your once-trendy laminate countertop quickly went out of style, modernising your kitchen space can be one of the most impactful things you can do for your home aesthetic.
They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, but if your kitchen looks a little worse for wear, it certainly might not feel like the heart of your home.
Thankfully, there are a myriad of things you can do to instantly modernise your kitchen, regardless of budget.
Here are seven tips that are sure to inject some fresh style into any dated kitchen.
1. Update your appliances
That microwave you’ve had for 30 years may offer some sentimental value, but unfortunately it is doing absolutely nothing for your new and improved modern kitchen aesthetic.
One of the easiest and most impactful ways to modernise your kitchen is to upgrade your appliances – the oven, microwave and fridge, in particular.
Since these appliances take centre stage in any kitchen, it is important that they seamlessly blend with your new style.
Our favourite choice for an ultra-modern look has got to be Euro Appliances, home to a stylish range of premium appliances that are sure to breathe new life into even the drabbest kitchen in Australia.
2. Change cabinetry hardware
For an instant modern update on a budget, the best thing you can do is to upgrade your cabinetry hardware.
Most cabinets and drawers come with hardware that is incredibly easy to remove and replace, and in most cases, all you will need is a few screwdrivers or an electric drill.
As a pro tip, pick hardware that is colourful. For example, a nickel finish can be satin-brushed to give a sprinkle of colour.
Try to avoid getting things that are too personal or things that are sure to look dated in no time; it will only make your life more difficult.
Some popular options for cabinetry hardware currently include matte black and matte gold – you could never go wrong with that!