Many people buy old homes due to the charm, their pristine locations, as well as the history that comes with the aged home. Unfortunately, most of these old homes come with kitchens that are better suited for older generations. Newer homes come with ultra-modern kitchens fully equipped with all the convenience suited for this day and age. If you own an old home and want to modernize your kitchen without losing its authenticity, United Cabinet Store has come up with a few ideas to help you do just that at a fraction of the cost of gutting the entire space.
One way of keeping your kitchen’s charm is by introducing open shelving for part of the kitchen. With open shelving, you can put all-white or multi-colored dishes in the open shelves for both functional and decorative purposes. Ensure that a consistent color palette is on display using the dishes you put in the shelves. Open shelves makes it easier for guests to get the dishes they want when you are entertaining. They make the kitchen more welcoming and friendly to anyone visiting your home. For instant open shelving, simply take off the cabinet doors and caulk the holes.
Next, it is time to think about the appliances. Here, you have to think as a minimalist and look for space-efficient options when updating your appliances as older kitchens have limited space compared to modern ones. The kitchen appliances can be modern but they also need to look at home in your traditional kitchen.
In addition, when remodeling the kitchen, select finishes that have a classic feel as opposed to the latest market trend. For instance, you can go for white tiles, wooden countertops, and white cabinets, which all blend well with an older home and still make the kitchen feel more modern. You should also look for industrial-inspired lighting fixtures that work well in older homes to fully capitalize on the authentic older feel of your kitchen and home.