You’re curled up on the couch, binge-watching another episode of House Hunters on HGTV. The real estate budget of the couple who catches butterflies for a living is remarkable. You notice they turn their nose at every house they view with the same complaint: the kitchen is outdated. But the funny thing is, those kitchens look an awful lot like yours. Here are 4 signs your kitchen is out of style.
Shelving and Cabinets
Having floating shelves on your wall to hold your coffee cups, decor, and other items is outdated when it takes over the room. Instead, opt for smaller open areas like a coffee corner combined with sleek cabinets. Another sign your kitchen is out of style are the gold, chunky handles on your cabinet’s doors and drawers. They can call too much attention, and there’s so much going on in the kitchen, it’s best to keep it simple where you can.
Oversized paintings featuring silverware or fruit bowls is no longer trending. Famous designer Tali Roth says, “It’s obvious, and art shouldn’t relate to the space it’s in — we don’t have images of people watching TV in a living room!” Instead, focus on art that you like. It doesn’t have to fit a theme.
Antiquated Tile and Grout
The more dark grout lines you have, the more visual confusion, not to mention extra work when cleaning. Opt for something sleek like marble, gorgeous subway tiles, or a subtle, clean, light-colored glass tile.
Kitchens tend to have large storage drawers for a reason. Having pots hanging over an island or on a wall is a bit distracting. It’s also a cause for concern while cleaning as the pans collect dust. You’ll have extra cleaning to do on top of the dust bunnies over the place where you serve your food. Yuck!
Time to Host Your Own Home Improvement Show!
Are you ready to start your own show? Well, maybe. You might not get a contract with HGTV anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start in on your home improvements. Let HFS Financial find you the right loan options to complete all your remodeling projects. Take 60 seconds to apply and let our financial experts go to work for you. You dream it. We finance it! The stunning kitchen of your dreams awaits with a little help from HFS Financial.