Sunday, 10 May 2009

Modern Kitchen Design-Redesigning Your Kitchen To Get The Modern Look You Want

There are few rooms in your home as important as your kitchen. Quite simply, this room can make or break the overall effectiveness of your homes’ interior design.

You spend so much time in your kitchen, it is imperative that it is designed for maximum convenience and aesthetic appeal. However, a common misconception is that a modern kitchen design cannot be achieved affordably.

In fact, many people never take action to achieve the modern kitchen design they want because they don’t believe it’s possible to do it on a budget. Actually, there are many ways to get your dream kitchen without spending a fortune.

First of all, you need to decide on a theme for your kitchen. This is the most important decision of all. Every choice you make hereafter will be based on what you want your kitchen to look like.

To kick things off, refurbish your cabinets. These go a long way to giving your modern kitchen the design you want. One option is to paint them with a lighter color.

Often times, white enamel can be a good choice due to its neutral effect. You want your cabinets to blend in with the rest of the design-not stand out. Bright colors are not a good option here.

You will likely find that laminate countertops and vinyl flooring are the most affordable options for these areas. Try to avoid synthetic, tile, or granite materials, as these tend to be very expensive. These options will also help to brighten the room and the overall feel of your modern kitchen.

Don’t replace items just for the sake of doing it-make sure there is a valid reason behind it. For instance, if many of your items are still in good working condition, don’t replace them just to change the look. Instead, consider refurbishing or repainting them to achieve the look you want. This can save you a small fortune in the bottom line expenses when all is said and done.

If you decide that you absolutely must replace some items, try checking out good condition second-hand or refurbished appliances. Don’t buy new if at all possible.

Start out searching for these items at your local appliance store; also, check the internet, garage sales, etc. Refurbished items in good condition are not very hard to find.

Start out with these tips, and go from there. You will find that, if you have a goal (and a budget) in mind, and closely monitor your decision making to reflect your budget, your modern kitchen design will match your tastes and personality. Most importantly, you will not have to break the bank to achieve the kitchen design you’ve always wanted.