In Episode 72 of The Architecture Happy Hour Podcast, Laura and Holly share their tips on how to update your kitchen to a more contemporary style. Learn how to break down a kitchen renovation into parts to make the selections and decisions easier.
See show notes and photos at www.hpdarch.com/ahh72.
In this Episode
7 Ways to Update Your Kitchen from Traditional to Contemporary
- Open up the Living Room to the Kitchen
- New cabinets – to go or not to go with the grain?
- Change the Kitchen back splash and counter top
- Take advantage of new technology by upgrading your appliances
- Select new plumbing fixtures
- Change flooring to match in all adjacent rooms
- Update your light fixtures
Notable and Shareable Take Aways
- Contemporary design comes in different levels - look for examples of warm or soft contemporary, or transitional style to avoid extreme, stark contemporary interiors.
- Consult with a structural engineer if you plan to remove walls to go "open concept" with your floor plan.
- Vertical or horizontal wood grain on cabinet doors makes beautiful and interesting textures.
- Express your personality in a unique counter top or back splash.
- Always verify the dimensions of the space available for appliances.
Resources and Links
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