Modern Kitchen Remodel

Give your kitchen a modern makeover with the implementation of crisp, clean lines and fresh, functional features. Keep reading to learn more about the making of a modern designer kitchen, source inspiration for your remodel, and get answers to your common kitchen questions.

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Give your kitchen a modern makeover with the implementation of crisp, clean lines and fresh, functional features. Keep reading to learn more about the making of a modern designer kitchen, source inspiration for your remodel, and get answers to your common kitchen questions.

Modern features for your kitchen

Neutral color palette Neutral tones and textures keep a kitchen warm and inviting and allow feature elements to shine.

Natural or soft light: Natural light is ideal, so incorporating glass doors or windows can add an open-air feeling to your space. If natural light is inadequate, light fixtures with dimmable bulbs can create a softly lit environment while strategically placed spot lighting is ideal for the main work areas.

Clean cabinetry: Keep your countertops clutter-free with sleek custom cabinetry to conceal your coffee maker and other appliances. Modern kitchen accessories such as creative cabinet hardware will add a distinctive flair to your modernised space.

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Modern Kitchen Ideas

Turn to our recent Refresh projects for modern kitchen inspiration:

Kitchen remodel in Willowbridge, TX

  • New fixtures
  • Color palette and material transformation

Kitchen remodel in Portland, OR

  • Open plan kitchen design
  • Modern kitchen splashback tiles
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What to consider during your modern kitchen remodel

Before you get started on your kitchen remodel, take time to consider the following:

Layout and size

Interested in improving your kitchen’s floor plan? Whether you’re working with a large modern kitchen or a smaller condo kitchen design, your floor plan may need to be streamlined for greater efficiency. Think about your kitchen’s current size and shape. If there are problem areas you’d like to rectify, your Renovation Consultant will help you assess the best kitchen concepts for your space.


From Thanksgiving dinners to relaxing weekend fare, you’ll want to make sure your kitchen has the fittings, fixtures, and workflow to suit your household’s needs, especially when you want to encourage shared meal preparation!


Reduce potential stress by defining your budget limit for the remodel. When you know what you have to work with, your Renovation Consultant will be able to suggest materials, fixtures, and other elements that align with that budget.

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Cost of modern kitchen remodels in 2023

The final cost of your modern kitchen remodel will depend on several factors, such as the size and scope of the project, the material and labor costs, your choice of appliances, and whether any cabinetry can be repurposed. In the United States, you can expect to spend between $28,000 - $80,000+* on your kitchen remodel.

*Costs are shown as an indicative guide of what previous projects have cost. The price of renovating a home is increasing each year as material and labour costs rise. For an estimate / quote on your specific project, please consult your local Refresh Renovations® specialist to find out more about our planning, design and build process.

Remodel your kitchen with Refresh

When you choose to ‘Refresh’ your kitchen, you can rest assured that our team will guide you through the project from beginning to end, with clear communication the whole way through.It’s our priority that your modern kitchen remodel be as stress-free as possible, which is why our tried and true 5-step process has been developed with homeowners in mind.You’ll work with the same dedicated Renovation Consultant from the start of your project through to completion.

Your Consultant will be your point of contact to give advice, provide the finest network of contractors and suppliers, and manage the team of skilful tradespeople working on your kitchen.Building consent requirements differ across the country, depending on your region and the scope of your project. Your Renovation Consultant will oversee securing the appropriate documentation for your kitchen remodel. Refresh aims to make the renovation process smooth and seamless for you.Access your intuitive client portal at any time to receive project updates. Once the building phase is complete and your kitchen is ready for use, your Renovation Consultant will organize the remaining paperwork confirming that your new kitchen complies with all local codes. Your transformed kitchen is all yours to enjoy!

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What are examples of modern kitchen technology that I can incorporate?

Equip your kitchen with touchless faucets for germ-free cleanup; smart ovens, induction cook tops and refrigerators that can be remote controlled with your phone ; even a smart coffee maker for your personalised blend to start the day.

How can I get creative with lighting?

The island is the focal point of your kitchen. And in a modern kitchen, island lighting sets the tone for your kitchen’s overall look and feel. While modern design prioritizes natural lighting, sculptural light fixtures above your island or dining table create a beautiful and subtle impact.

Can I create a modern kitchen while keeping certain elements of my current kitchen?

Of course! There is no need to reinvent the wheel here. Instead of redoing your entire kitchen, start by choosing a few things you want to contemporize for a modern look. Your Renovation Consultant has connections with tradespeople who can incorporate beloved elements, like cabinets or ceiling features, into your remodelled kitchen’s fresh look.

Ready for your modern kitchen makeover?

Get in touch with our team at Refresh to kickstart your kitchen remodel! Our local Renovation Consultants offer a free, no-obligation consultation to hear your ideas and offer inspiration. They look forward to hearing from you!

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