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Your kitchen is the heart of your home. You want it to reflect your style and be up-to-date. Here are some home renovation tips for how to modernize your outdated kitchen.

Update Your Windows

Windows can date a room. You want to create a space that is light and bright. Having new windows installed can change the feel of your kitchen. There are a variety of styles and sizes available. Larger windows can bring more light into your kitchen. Modern windows are more energy efficient and wouldn’t even impact your heating bill. Installers can even do a simple like for like window that won’t impact the exterior of your home. This is something that can be done very quickly.

Change out Cabinet Doors

Older kitchen cabinets may lack some of the modern style that you’re looking to create. If your cabinets are still functional, you can swap out the doors in order to save some money. The caution with this is that the cabinet boxes need to be in good condition. This easy solution can drastically change the appearance of your kitchen. Painted shaker cabinets and modern flat fronted cabinets are very popular. You can even mix it up, and do a two toned theme to bring in high design elements.

Rethink Your Backsplash

Backsplashes have evolved over the years. Subway tile comes in a variety of sizes and colors. This is one way to make your kitchen feel more modern. Another solution is to select a backsplash that is unique. You may even decide to create a focal point behind the stove. This can be something that is bright and bold. You can then pair that with a more understated backsplash for the rest of your kitchen. Continuing the backsplash behind open shelving is also very popular.

Create Open Shelving

Open shelving is one way to showcase decorative plates and other items in your kitchen. It also allows you to easily access your items. You can use this type of shelving in any space of your kitchen. Using reclaimed wood and other types of natural materials can give your kitchen a more modern appearance. For a more industrial look, you can use black piping to mount the shelves. This quickly changes the look of your kitchen without having to break the bank.

There are lots of simple solutions that you can do in order to bring your kitchen into this century. You don’t have to be stuck with an outdated kitchen design.