14 kitchens that are both modern and affordable

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14 kitchens that are both modern and affordable

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Working on your modern kitchen design? Well, you should be. The new year brings new ideas, and updating your home will have you feeling brand new for the new days to come. Updates to your kitchen don't have to be pricey either. We have a list of 14 modern kitchens that are easily affordable, so take note of each of the highlighted items in each kitchen.

One of the biggest keys to modern kitchens is the kitchen island, so you'll see a lot of those in this list. But don't worry if you don't have one yet. There are affordable mobile islands you can get at most hardware stores.

But enough talk, let's get to the list!

1. Keep things light

This simple and classic design is within everyone's reach. Keep the kitchen island simple and get a light and neutral design.

2. Adding touches

Wood effect open plan kitchen with island Modern kitchen by Schmidt Kitchens Barnet Modern MDF
Schmidt Kitchens Barnet

Wood effect open plan kitchen with island

Schmidt Kitchens Barnet

Add modern touches with small standing breakfast bars.

3. Mixing themes

Modern can be rustic too. Brick is a useful element in the home. In addition to adding character, brick is structurally durable and will last a lifetime.

4. Scandinavian

This modern design becomes Scandinavian with its slim breakfast bar design and quirky stools.

5. Modern accessories

This kitchen is attainable with a simple hanging rack. Store your most-used items on the rack within reach and above the kitchen island, where they're most useful.

6. New looks

Get a fresh look with a new coat of paint for the cabinetry. This is the cheapest option for updating your modern kitchen.

7. Hardwood

Hardwood is a cheap option for cabinetry. Use it as the base for your counter tops, and don't forget to add stools for the breakfast bar.

8. Accents

Get colourful accents in your kitchen by coordinating the counter with a few kitchen appliances. Match them with accent walls for extra pop.

9. Storage

Kitchen islands are most useful when they have integrated storage. Opt for an open-shelving design like this, or get one with doors.

10. Flooring

Tiled flooring is preferred in the modern kitchen. It's practical, easy to clean, and hardy. Opt for a colour that keeps the kitchen looking bright and clean.

11. Glossy surfaces

Glossy materials are ultra modern and an eccentric feature.

12. Add some greenery

Don't forget to add some life into the kitchen! You can even do so by buying fresh herbs and using them as decoration before you cook with them.

13. Marble

Marble is another kitchen counter top option. Keep it uniform or switch up the hues, either way you're in for an elegant look.

14. Modern appliances

Of course, when you're updating, you need to make sure your appliances are up to date. Check your range hood, your stove, and your oven. Check for structural defects and scratches, and clean them when necessary. If you need new ones, even the most frugal can find inexpensive, high-quality equipment is on the market.

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