Even though your kitchen cabinets are aged and seem ready for a gut job, let’s rethink your options. There are several ways you can update your cabinets without all the expense of replacement. These involve some creativity and hard work but not a lot of expense any one of these will pay off in spades.
1. High Gloss Finish
Use high gloss spray paint to give your cabinets a glossy finish. Your cabinets shouldn’t remain dull and lifeless; brighten them up with the glossy paint. Whether your cabinets are painted or stained, the high gloss finish will definitely modernize your kitchen. You’ll love the shine when the sun comes streaming through your windows.
2. Stain in Contrasting Colors
Try staining your lower cabinets a lighter color and your uppers a darker color, or vice versa. The combination makes your kitchen appear larger and is very pleasing to the eye. This is a simple and cost effective way to modernize your kitchen. If you’re not comfortable with contrasting stains, use one uniform color instead. It’ll add consistency to the cabinets.
3. Paint the Cabinets White
Paint your cabinets white, or any variation of white, such as cream or off white for a bright and sleek refresh. You can accent them with colors from your appliances or dinner wear to make the cabinets pop with a little color. Painting the cabinets white also will modernize your kitchen and show off how clean a cook you can be!
4. Update Hardware
Shopping online for new cabinet hardware is an arduous process but will yield tremendous results. The kinds of hardware configurations and materials are endless. If you’re a committed shopper, you can find any design that expresses your style and sensibility. Try changing up your cabinet hardware with brushed nickel or chrome of they’re already brass. Use gold if they’re silver. This will refresh your kitchen without committing a huge investment of time or money.
Posted on October 29, 2015 at 6:47 pm by Debby Bright