02.04.20 | Home Interior Design

7 simple ways to update your kitchen

The kitchen is one of the most heavily used and lively areas of a home. Kitchens typically are a long term commitment, as renovations are time consuming and pricey. However, there may be times when you wish to change the look and feel of the home interior design of your home and kitchen. When this urge finds you, there are a couple of simple changes and alterations you can make to update your kitchen without the huge price tag and dirt.

Change your cabinets

One of the easiest ways to give the impression of a major transformation in your kitchen is to get rid of some of your upper cabinets. A plethora of upper cabinetry can make the room appear smaller in space and more confined in addition to it becoming outdated in style. Getting rid of select cabinetry can instantly create a roomier and more updated feel as well as make space for new open shelving, wall art, light fixtures or decor. When it comes to interior design trends for updating your kitchen in 2020, a roomier open-concept is definitely trending and recommended when making changes to your current design. 

On the topic of cabinetry, there are additional tricks to make changes to your cabinetry and achieve an updated look and feel without the inconveniences of a full renovation. The color and finish of your cabinets can have a tremendous effect on the dated appearance of it. Depending on the finish of your cabinetry, a fresh and updated color can give your kitchen a modern feel with limited time and minimal resources in comparison to a full kitchen renovation. 

Should the finish of your doors not allow you to easily paint them, replacing just the doors itself can be a viable option. There are many new replacement options including shaker style doors with a simple profile and sleek shape. Replacing the doors of your cabinetry can make a hug impact on the overall look and style of your home and kitchen. 

Add some shine to your kitchen

Mixed metals, shiny statement pieces and unique hardware and appliance finishes are trending when it comes to updating a kitchen this year. Subtle statements through strategically placed hardware or items such as an antique gold tea kettle can elevate your space with ease and minimal effort. Unique hardware can be locally sourced from antique or flea markets for a low cost and maximum style appeal, while larger pieces such as gas range stoves and appliances are a more costly way to add statement ‘bling’ to your kitchen.

Include natural elements 

Over the past years kitchen design trends have moved away from natural wood cabinetry and finishes and transformed into more solid colored and sleek designs. Updated kitchen trends include bright whites, elegant tiles and minimal natural elements. In order to elevate your kitchen design, consider bringing minimal natural elements back into your kitchen in order to break up the modern, sleek designs. Examples of natural design elements in the kitchen could include kitchen accessories such as wooden cutting boards and cooking utensils, plants, herbs, and natural fabrics and materials such as wicker and burlap. 


Barstools can be a great way to update the look and feel of your kitchen. With plenty of versatility when it comes to style, fabric and color options, barstools can be an effortless way to update your kitchen rapidly. When choosing the correct barstools, consider which type of stool will best complement your lifestyle, usage and dining habits. If you enjoy dining at the kitchen island or bar, ensure you are choosing a comfortable bar stool that offers comfortable back support for longer periods of time. 


If you are looking for a quick update and refresh for your kitchen without committing to a full renovation, a new backsplash may be the ideal investment for you. A new backsplash can drastically change the look of your home interior design without having to replace major elements such as cabinetry and appliances. In combination with painting your kitchen cabinets, a new backsplash can be a complete visual renovation for your kitchen without breaking the bank. An additional pro of switching to a more updated and neutral backsplash is that it can easily fit in with different home interior design styles with the help of decor. 

Get rid of that old sink, now. 

Updating your sink and faucet can elevate the home interior design of your kitchen and give it an overall more updated feel. Whether you choose to do both or simply replace the faucet, either will give you the quick and simple elevated change you are looking for in a quick home update. 

New lights, please. 

Lighting is essential in any room of your home but is specifically and increasingly important in your kitchen. Kitchens can be a late night hub for dinners and gatherings while cooking requires adequate lighting regardless of the time of day. Unique lighting fixtures can make an impressive statement while altering the look and feel of your home interior design. Upgrading outdated light fixtures can give your kitchen the subtle yet noticeable makeover you have been looking for. 

After reading this, are you inspired to make small changes and updates in your home? Deciding on the correct design choices for your home can be a nerve-wrecking and restless decision making progress. Thankfully, your home interior design team at Interiors by Brown is happy to help you transform your vision into the kitchen of your dreams. Kitchens can be one of the most difficult rooms to transform in your home, and professional support for an interior designer can make a tremendous impact on the look of your kitchen. Stop by our showroom in East Boca for a consultation with one of Brown’s experienced and talented designers and get started on your new and improved kitchen today.