I would stick to a classic looking finish, color and materials, as crazy backspashes can date a space VERY quickly! Cluttered Layouts Fashionable kitchens are all about the open concept, and any obstructions to this layout are out of style (and a bit annoying if you are the cook! To update a kitchen, remove the once-popular pot racks that hang over the island and opt for open space and more lighting.
Decorative range hoods are also an ode to the past.
Replace them with translucent hoods or more discrete options.
Walls and Floors Cabinets Counters Other Elements Community Q&A A good kitchen can serve a family for decades, but unfortunately, kitchen styles of the past often clash with modern day design ideals.
Updating your kitchen can be an arduous, expensive task if you expect to install top-of-the-line appliances and elaborate granite countertops, but you can update your kitchen on a tighter budget just as simply.