Updating a dated kitchen cabnets
Old, unattractive cabinets are one of the biggest culprits when it comes to giving your kitchen a dated look.If yours are made of a dark wood or laminate, your kitchen can take on a dreary look that cries out for updating.Colorful or patterned ceramic tile can add visual interest to the space, while elegant stone like granite or slate can give the room a more sophisticated, elegant look.Another area of a kitchen that can give away its age is the backsplash.
If your kitchen has old laminate countertops in an obnoxious color like lime green or orange, you're probably having some unpleasant flashbacks to the '70s.
However, if you prefer a thoroughly modern look, a sheet of textured stainless steel can add a striking, industrial look to the space.
You can never go wrong with a classic tile backsplash, though.
While you can update your kitchen's look by switching to simple neutral-colored appliances like white, cream or black, stainless steel offers the most modern look.
You can find refrigerators, stoves and dishwashers in a stainless steel finish, so you never have to worry about your appliances matching.
Just be sure to use paint that is designed specifically for use on a slick surface like laminate.