Why spend thousands of dollars to renew your kitchen with new cabinets when you can always renew your old kitchen with a fresh look instead? Give kitchen cabinets a classy design that appears as if you spent much more without having to replace everything except the kitchen sink
Upgrade Your Kitchen Cabinets Without Replacing Them
Even if you have older kitchen cabinets that are starting to show their age, you don’t have to replace them right away. With just the right amount of fixing up the surface of what can be seen, you can get a very different feel and look just from these handy tips. You can also get more detailed info from this helpful blog on DIY kitchen makeovers and home crafts.
Try A Different Color
It’s easier than you think to change the color of kitchen cabinets in a single weekend if you’re dedicated to getting a dramatically new look. You will need to remove the old cabinets to get the best-desired results though. Pre-sanding everything is easier with a sanding machine or just a simple sanding block. This includes lightly sanding down the cabinet doors and bases so they’ll be ready for new paint.
The elbow grease that you put into this is the hardest part but certainly will appear like everything appears brand new. Be sure to give everything a good wipe down before painting so your paint sticks better. Use colors that really bring out your new kitchen and be sure to find paints that will give you the right sheen. Often, the biggest impression is when you have high gloss finishes, but satin is always just as classy.
Change The Handles
Remove all the handles and knobs on your cabinets and go to the hardware store nearest to you. They’ll have a great selection of new handles that you can install that will upgrade your kitchen cabinetry to a whole new level. Choose a style that matches your new paint and brings out the beauty of the colors you’ve repainted. You might get lucky and find handles and knobs that you don’t need to re-drill.
If they’re different than the previous (hole) placement, you’ll need to patch in the old holes with wood putty and sand these smooth before painting them. Just be sure to drill new holes that are measured making it easier to install knobs and handles faster.
Adjust Your Lighting Differently
While at the hardware or home improvement store, they’ll also have a generous selection of accent lighting. You can have excellent lighting underneath your hanging cabinets that show off counter space that radically changes the lighting in your kitchen. Be sure to use LED lighting that can be controlled from a remote, so you can increase or decrease this light as you like.
If you want these lights to change color, they can be great for family parties, holiday events, and even subtle mood-enhancing moments to make your kitchen more romantic. Hiding LED wiring is made easier with the DIY kits they make available to install with these units too.
What’s The Catch?
Replacing cabinets can be pricy and isn’t always an option for those who aren’t looking to spend thousands right away. This concept is more of a weekend makeover that will be a great quick fix until you’re ready to make a complete kitchen renovation. A typical weekend project like this can cost as little as $200-300 in al. If you’re careful about looking for bargain sales on decent paint and replacement handles or knobs, this cost can be lower.
The only real work comes from doing a bit of prepping, sanding, and painting. The lighting is the easier part and doesn’t take long at all. The result will thrill your neighbors and you’ll save money until you have enough put aside for a much bigger kitchen reveal. You might want to make smaller changes such as new curtains or newer kitchen faucets that also change how your layout will match these little upgrades.
Since most people are not always paying attention to fine details, these minor changes are still major improvements that will make everyone think you spent more than you really did. The only ones that will really be able to see the difference are when you show before and after pictures that will really impress everyone with how you pulled off this impressive kitchen makeover.