Modernize your Kitchen While Preserving Original Charm
June 15, 2020

Modernize your Kitchen While Preserving Original Charm

Modernize your Kitchen While Preserving Original Charm


Have you recently looked at your kitchen and realized that some of it is older than you are? Or maybe your kitchen is still boasting some amazing original details, but you just need more modern touches to make your space more you. Here are 4 ways you can achieve a perfect balance between preserving original charm and giving your space a much-needed update. 


1. Appliances

Your refrigerator, stove, and oven are what make your kitchen a kitchen. While these appliances are built to last, your house's original stove might not be doing it for you. We think that sleek, stainless steel appliances look great in all spaces, but if you don't love stainless steel, you can opt for matching appliances with retro finishes. 

2. Backsplash

If your house has an amazing, colorful, retro backsplash, don't feel like you need to tear it out just because you want some more modern finishes. Commit to the look, and choose a simple cabinet color and really let that backsplash shine. A cabinet with a clean and modern finish won't compete with the old look, but it will give you that 21st-century update you've been needing. 

3. Cabinets

Speaking of cabinets, if you have an older kitchen with sturdy, quality cabinets, you don't need to replace them completely. If they're darker than your taste, see if you can have them painted, or if they're already painted, have them stripped and redone. Original craftsmanship with a new color is the perfect blend of old and new. 

4. Finishes

Small details, like cabinet hardware, faucets, and sinks can make huge differences in a functional space like the kitchen. If you're wanting to update without completely modernizing, a copper faucet paired with a deep farmhouse sink could be just the touch you need. Or, saving the hardware from your original cabinets and re-using it for your new ones will reserve some of the old look while letting you live with the luxury of the new. 


If you're thinking about renovating your old kitchen, but feeling nostalgic, use the above list as a way to figure out exactly what you want to go, and what you want to stay. Remember, it doesn't always have to be out with the old and in with the new; you can have it both ways. Contact us to learn more