Upgrading your kitchen cabinets need not break the bank. In many cases, upgrading them does not mean replacing them altogether. The following cabinet makeover tips will make your kitchen feel fresh and new, simply by updating your kitchen cabinets. Here are 6 easy ways to upgrade your cabinets.
Before you consider replacing your kitchen cabinets, make sure they are structurally sound. If they are in good shape, you can upgrade their look with a fresh coat of paint. Dark cabinets can make a space feel smaller, and even dreary. Consider painting your cabinets with a lighter shade to open up the room and brighten your kitchen up.
2. Replace Cabinet Doors
In some cases, you may need to replace your kitchen cabinet doors. If they are damaged or simply too outdated, paint may not be enough, and refacing will be the best option. The good news is that if your cabinet boxes are in good condition, you do not have to replace the whole cabinet, which can get quite pricey. You can replace your cabinets as a fairly simple DIY project, and upgrade the look and feel of your kitchen. Changing material, color, and hardware in this process will make your kitchen feel brand new.
3. Replace Cabinet Hardware
Sometimes upgrading your kitchen cabinets can be as simple as replacing the hardware. Hardware can add personality and flair to your kitchen. There is an endless variety of hardware options at every price point, in an array of style designs. This is one area where you do not have to spend a lot to give your cabinets a high-end look.
4. Customize Cabinet Ends
An easy way to upgrade the look of your kitchen cabinets is to customize your cabinet ends. This can be a simple DIY project using molding or cover panels that match your kitchen style and look. Doing this can give your kitchen a fresh look, and accentuate your kitchen cabinets.
5. Consider Open Shelving
Open shelving is an option to display favorite dishes or decor pieces, and to make your space look brighter and more open. Replacing one or more upper cabinets with open shelving can add an upgraded feel to your kitchen. If you are diligent to keep things tidy and neat, open shelving can be an aesthetically pleasing option for your kitchen.
6. Add Glass Inserts to your Cabinet Doors
Rather than removing your upper cabinet doors, you can add glass inserts. Like with open shelving, you will be able to display your favorite dishes or decorative-items, while keeping them dust-free. This project may require professional help modifying the cabinet doors and replacing the inner panel with glass inserts. But this particular project can really enhance the look of your kitchen cabinets and your kitchen overall.
Each of these options will give your kitchen a custom, high-end look without having to spend a fortune. Most of these projects can be done DIY, are cost effective, and will not take a great deal of time. At Crosby Home Services, we are happy to consult with you about all your kitchen upgrade and remodeling needs. Contact us today to find out more about our services.