Modern kitchen design is, without a doubt, completely stunning.
Who wouldn’t want to start their day grabbing a coffee and sitting down in a nice kitchen/diner to read through the morning paper— or the modern equivalent: the morning push notifications on a phone?
And who among us wouldn’t love to prepare a meal in this incredible space, which manages to blend beauty and function together in a truly inspiring mix?
Yes, there’s no doubt about it: modern kitchen design is beautiful. It’s bright, it’s light, it blends the need to look good with the basic requirement of being used to cook food… we’re truly living in an incredible age of kitchen design.
Have you ever looked at your own kitchen with a curious eye, and wondered why it’s not quite achieving the finished look you have been hoping for? As far as you can tell, you’ve done all the basics of modern kitchen design. You’ve chosen white for nearly everything; white floors, white countertops, and white cupboards; and if you’ve not chosen white, you’ve chosen the pale wood that is frequently seen in kitchens featuring the Scandi design. You’ve been careful to find the right countertops, to install an island, and to carefully choose the very latest in appliances… but somehow, the overall look still isn’t quite right.
What’s going on?
The answer is likely to be very simple. You have done all that you should regarding the basic, large aspects that comprise modern kitchen design. You’ve got the colours right, the overall aesthetic, and the general sense of style… but have you taken the time to focus on the finishing touches?
When it comes to achieving the perfect modern kitchen, the finishing touches are just as — if not more! — important as the big items that dominate the room. Finishing touches take the room from basic to brilliant; the small areas that might go unnoticed in and of themselves, but together, combine to create a finished aesthetic that is truly beautiful.
If you have been struggling with the finished look of your modern kitchen, then investigating to ensure you have taken care of the finishing touches could just be the missing piece of the jigsaw puzzle. Here’s what you need to consider…
If you use a standard ceiling light and lightswitch, then think about the look of your switch. If it’s the generic white plastic, then it’s definitely time to switch to something sleeker— a brushed nickel or shiny silver finish is far more attractive. Alternatively, consider abandoning the need for a light switch altogether by installing smart lighting, which can really take your modern kitchen to the next level!
The tap of your kitchen sink needs to be every bit as beautiful and modern as all the other features in the room. If your existing tap isn’t quite hitting the mark, then head to the likes of tapwarehouse to find a new model that works with your overall aesthetic. If you’re going to be making the switch for aesthetic purposes, it’s worth considering a practical change as well; for example, taps that deliver instant hot water, or which have a built-in water softener can be incredibly useful. As you’ll be installing a new tap anyway, it’s worth considering these options to see if this is a change that can benefit your kitchen both in terms of looks and function.
The kitchen is a room that doesn’t receive anywhere near as much focus in terms of decoration as the rest of the house. This is primarily because it is a room of such practicality; it’s not a room that we automatically think of as being a leisure space, as we do with our living room or bedroom. The kitchen is, first and foremost, a place to cook… and it’s this thought process that can mean you struggle to achieve the finished aesthetic you have been hoping for. The “cook first” focus is responsible for a lack of decorative touches in the room, which means that you’re missing crucial components of the overall look. Add some colourful artwork and a vase of bright flowers to immediately improve how the room looks.
If you have been struggling to achieve the modern kitchen of your dreams, changing the three aspects above may finally allow you to deliver the results you want. By bringing the overall look together with a number of easily-overlooked finishing touches, you will finally be able to enjoy the modern kitchen aesthetic you have been longing for— enjoy it!