A gorgeous, functional kitchen is the heart of every home. If you’re dreaming of a stylishly designed kitchen, there are many modern design trends that will enhance this space. We’ve rounded up five modern touches you can incorporate in your kitchen to freshen up the look.
Exposed shelving. One of the easiest ways to update your kitchen is to add in exposed shelving, also known as floating shelving. These type of shelves are a versatile solution from displaying kitchen decor to storing kitchen items. There are many different styles of floating shelves that will fit many different types of kitchen designs, such as wood shelving, white shelving and even metal shelving.
Kitchen island. Kitchen islands are a great way to improve the aesthetic and functionality of your kitchen, if you have the space to include one, of course. It provides additional countertop space and a place for family or guests to gather around. If your kitchen already includes an island, you can freshen up the look by adding in new countertops and replacing the surrounding stools. Complete the look with a vase of fresh flowers or a bowl of fruit.
Farmhouse sink. A farmhouse sink, also referred to an apron front sink, is generally installed beneath the countertop. They provide an attractive center piece and are typically large and deep, providing extra room for washing large pots and pans. There are many different styles of farmhouse sinks available, such as soft, round-edged sinks that fit a country chic, cottage or rustic kitchen, and sharp versions for more of a contemporary space.
Modern hardware. The most simple, yet effective way to freshen up your kitchen’s design is to replace the hardware in your kitchen. Replacing hardware on your cabinetry and sink can change the whole look of your kitchen. Some of the newest kitchen hardware ideas include satin brass, gold, and matte black finishes. If you’re looking to refresh your kitchen without breaking the bank, this is a fun and easy option.
Updated light fixtures. You can achieve a whole new look in your kitchen by incorporating new light fixtures. There are beautiful, modern designs available to match just about any kitchen esthetic, from traditional to chic. If you have a classic white kitchen, adding a textured or colorful light fixture will add a trendy appeal.
If you are thinking about updating your kitchen before selling your Charleston home, give one of our agents a call for their expert advice.