It isn’t easy to believe that neon was popular a decade ago. Neutral colors and simpler designs are replacing the busy textures and colorful, fun styles of old. It could be due to a maturing taste and a desire for more superficial things in our lives, homes, and surroundings.

Quirky appliances no more

Read on if you have a kitchen with avocado, almond, or textured appliances still in working order (and thus, you dislike throwing them away).

Bring your kitchen up to date with beautiful cabinet refacing. Use coordinating front panels that hide outdated appliances and transform your home. Entirely -integrated appliances create a seamless appearance that blends with your cabinetry.

Walls that snore and borders that snore

Sponge-painted borders and walls are a throwback to the 1980s. Wallpaper trims need to be updated. You can edit any room with fresh color palettes, such as Sherwin-Williams’ 2022 Color of the Year Green Fog.

Oak and pine cabinets galore

Are you looking for a wood species that is less crowded for your cabinetry? This must mean your kitchen is covered in heavy oak cabinets or knotty pine. You can get rid of the 80s look with cabinet refacing.

Refacing can transform your cabinets. It works with existing boxes. Cabinet doors and drawers make up 80 percent of the kitchen’s materials. Homeowners are delighted to see the brighter colors when their dark cabinets get a new lease on life. Replacing doors and drawers, as well as laminating cabinet boxes, can significantly improve a room.

Antique hardware from the past

It’s time for a new look if your cabinetry still has brass, antiqued, or exposed hinges.

Kitchen Magic’s Knob & Pull gallery offers many stylish hardware options, including stainless steel, brushed nickel, and our new signature hardware collection. This collection was compiled in collaboration with Amerock by Kitchen Magic’s designer. Black or gunmetal knobs and pulls are also a popular choice for kitchens. Finishes in gold are seen as jewelry for your new kitchen design.

Fussy geometric flooring is abhorrent.

Do you have a floor that has geometric patterns, faux-brick, or other complex designs from the past? Flooring materials have advanced significantly since linoleum.

Replace your old flooring with wide planks of vinyl. Plank flooring is available in many finishes. However, the simpler the floor, the bigger your kitchen will appear.

Don’t pout over grout.

To make your kitchen sparkle, replace the tile with quartz. If you have difficult-to-clean grout and tile countertops, your kitchen is stuck in the 80s (sorry). A pandemic is unnecessary to convince us that grout and a food preparation area are unhygienic. Daily cleaning will break the sealant down, leaving the grout to absorb germs and stains. Consider durable, anti-microbial countertops such as quartz.

Fans are not my thing.

Replace old, large ceiling fans with sleek, modern pendants. Pendant lights, lanterns, and clear glass enhance the design of the kitchen. A fan can be a helpful item that lowers the temperature of a heated room, but it can also look intrusive. Consider other fresh air sources, such as exhaust fans or windows.

In the 1980s, you could cover up the damage with popcorn ceilings. They are also known as acoustic ceilings or stipple-style ceilings. Homeowners prefer to cover their popcorn ceilings instead of removing them.

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