Kitchen remodel are all the rage these days, but not everyone has tens of thousands of dollars to spend. A full kitchen remodel can easily reach into the five figures, and disrupt your home and your cooking for months on end. If you want to give you kitchen a brand new look without the cost or the hassle of a full remodel, you might want to start with your cabinets.
For good or bad, the cabinets are the focal point of the kitchen. If your cabinets are in great shape, that first impression with be a positive one. If the cabinets have seen better days, you can use these 8 tips to dress them up and give them a new lease of life.
Brighten your day with up-lighting. Adding up-lighting to your old kitchen cabinets will instantly give them a dramatic new look. For less than $100, our kitchen cabinets will look like a million bucks, and you will have more light to cook by.
Add a fresh coat of paint. If you love your cabinets but hate the way they look, just throw on a new coat of paint. Create beauty and drama with bright primary colors, or lend an air of understated elegance with rustic stains and dark shades of paint.
Open things up. Instead of replacing those ugly cabinet doors, just remove them and go with open shelving instead. Open shelving solutions are elegant, practical and stylish, and the cost will be minimal.
Add task lighting. Under-counter lighting is the perfect way to dress up your cabinets and make the kitchen more cook-friendly. Whether you choose electric tasks lighting or cordless, you will enjoy more light, and your kitchen will look modern.
Reface your cabinets with glass door inserts. Glass door inserts cost a fraction of what traditional door do, and they lend an air of charm and elegance to any kitchen.
Add antique hardware. Antiques hardware will give you boring kitchen cabinets new cache, so scour the local antique shops, thrift stores and the internet for a fast and inexpensive facelift.
Incorporate adjustable shelving to build more storage space. You do not have to pay for an expensive remodel to get more storage space. A few adjustable shelves can do the trick – and for much less money.
Remodeling the kitchen can cost many thousands of dollars, but giving your cabinets a whole new look costs only a fraction of that amount. When you are done, you can sit back, admire the results and start enjoying you brand new kitchen.