Update Kitchen Cabinets

Written by Krystin Spellman
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With many different style options to choose from, updating your kitchen cabinets can be one of the easiest and most inexpensive home improvement projects available. Whether you are looking to change the look of your outer cabinet walls or simply want to improve storage space usability, you will find that a fresh new look is easily obtained. You may want to pursue a more modern look to compliment updated kitchen appliances, or you may want to create a more vintage look. Whichever path you take, be sure to determine what look you are going for before getting started.

Taking the First Steps

One of the first decisions that you will need to make is whether you plan to update or replace your existing cabinet doors. Sometimes a fresh coat of paint or refinishing can make your old cabinetry look new again. Accenting your plain-faced cabinets with quality wood detailing can also create a brand new look by giving your cabinets more depth and originality.

Another option is to completely replace your cabinet doors with an updated version. This is the least time consuming option, but also the most expensive. Mixing glass-faced cabinets with solid wood can also create an affect that is pleasing to the eye. Many custom cabinetmakers can easily provide you with the perfect solution to the look you are trying to achieve.

Finally, determine whether you would like to completely replace your existing hardware, replace some of the hardware, or stick with what you have. The design trend today is to place knobs on the cupboard, and match corresponding pulls for the drawer fronts. Wood and plastic hardware will provide you with the least expensive solution, but it may not have the desired effect you are seeking. Stainless steel offers kitchen cabinetry a bold look that is both modern and easy to clean and maintain.

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