A lot of people are choosing to modernize their kitchen as they look stylish and are right on trend. Here are some tips to turning your kitchen into a stylish modern one.

Wall Ovens Modernize Your Kitchen

To move your kitchen into the 21st century, think about changing out the all in one range to a single wall oven. The single wall oven allows you to place your oven at a height that is comfortable for the user. There is more design flexibility and the look is much more seamless. If you want a double oven you can purchase two single ovens and place them side by side or up and down. The individual options in appliances allow you to be able to create a wall of cooking technologies and the ability to place them for your comfort. Microwave, steam ovens, warming drawers along with conventional ovens make a great combination for a cooking wall.

Good Lighting

Updating the lighting gives a fresh look to a worn kitchen. In order to have enough lighting for all of the activities that happen in a kitchen you need to have a layered lighting plan using recessed lighting for the general and the task. Ambient lighting is more decorative and can be pendants over an eat-in counter area. I always recommend changing out old lamps with LED because they are more energy efficient and better for the environment. You want to choose an LED lamp with CRI rating of no less than 90 and a kelvin temperature between 2700K and 3000K in order to keep the material colors in the room true.

Modernize Your Kitchen with a Recycle Center

Every modern kitchen should have a recycling center due to most areas of the country requesting you to recycle for the environment. Recycling is essential in the modern world as it helps the environment and will make your home greener. This is also a good use of space as they are designed with one pale behind another, they take up no more room than a single trash.

Flat Panel Door Style

Another way you can make the kitchen more modern is by selecting a flat panel door style. This style is simplistic and a favorite in bringing a modern feel to any kitchen design.

Neutral Palette 

You can also make your kitchen more modern by designing the room in neutral colors as reported in the in the NKBA 2016 Kitchen and Bath Design Trends.

Touch Sensitive Faucet

Today’s modern kitchen should have touch sensitive technology. These are futuristic, but also make sense if you have messy hands, you can simply touch anywhere on the faucet to turn it off or on. Watch this video and how functional this faucet is for the modern kitchen.

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, https://www.patriciadavisbrowndesigns.com/. She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and eHow.com talent offering design tips.