So, you want to update your kitchen, but you want to do something that will look good for years to come. After all, updating a kitchen is often a behemoth task and one that can get quite pricey, so this look needs to last. With these recommendations for timeless kitchen updates, you will enjoy your space years after the current trends have faded away.
In a lot of “trendy” kitchens, we are seeing gold and bronze drawer pulls and bold metallic sink fixtures. While these look great and provide a modern twist to the classic kitchen, the trend is likely to go away within in the next decade.
When selecting more timeless pieces, try going with classic silver or even black finishings. Even in modern shapes, finishings in these two colors are more likely to stand the test of time.
The backsplash is the place in the kitchen to make a bold statement, if you so desire to make one. The right backsplash can set the tone for the rest of your kitchen by establishing the color palette and the mood of the room.
For a timeless look, stick with shapes like squares or circles. Subway tiles are also a great option if you are a little pattern shy and prefer a sleeker look.
A color palette that is mostly neutral (a pop of color doesn’t hurt) will keep your space feeling fresh, despite the trends of the day.
When trying to achieve a timeless look, flooring can easily be your downfall. Careful selection of your flooring is key to the success of your overall classic design.
When in doubt, keep it neutral and keep it simple. Wood-look laminate or vinyl flooring in a tone that’s not too warm and not too cool is the target to shoot for. For instance, this waterproof flooring from LL Flooring is the perfect mix. It could be paired with warm colors like red or a cool grey.
You can change something like wall color or drawer pulls quickly and fairly inexpensively over the years, but your flooring is something you want to keep for decades.
All in all, updating your kitchen can be a daunting task, so you want to ensure that you only have to do it once. Make sure the big ticket items like flooring, cabinet colors, backsplash, and appliances are classic. If you must have a little “trendy” in your kitchen, keep it to the elements that can be easily changed throughout the years, like wall color and drawer pulls.
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