Are your kitchen cabinets feeling a little outdated and in need of some sprucing up? If you aren’t ready for a full kitchen remodel but are definitely in need of a change, here are some great ways to refresh your existing cabinets.
Add New Hardware
One of the easiest ways to change the look of your cabinets without investing a lot of time or money, is by installing new hardware. Just switching out the hardware will have a big impact on the look of the entire room. The same style of cabinet can have a completely different look with different hardware. Glass knobs can give the cabinet a vintage feel, while brushed nickel pulls will give the cabinets a more modern look, and oil rubbed bronze knobs can have a more classic appearance.
Reface Your Cabinets
Are you happy with the layout of your cabinets, but want a new look? Refacing will give your cabinets a complete makeover without the long time-frame and waste of complete replacement. Basically, your cabinet doors are replaced and the cabinet boxes are finished right in your home to match the doors. If you are looking for a more streamlined, cost-effective remodeling process, but want to maintain the professional quality and look of a custom cabinet makeover, you will love cabinet refacing.
Install Undercabinet Lighting
The right lighting can change the whole look and feel of a room. The hidden fixtures of undercabinet lighting will bathe your countertops is warm light. It’s not just good mood lighting, these lights will make everything from chopping veggies to reading recipes a little bit easier. Undercabinet lights are very simple to install, but if you are a little tentative about doing it yourself, it would be a quick job for a licensed electrician.
Add A Plate Or Wine Rack
A plate rack will free up storage space and add a splash of color to your kitchen (display some colorful and vibrant plates). A wine rack is both practical and a great design element. You can add this anywhere in your kitchen but one popular choice is to add the wine rack to one end of the island.
Install Cabinet Crown Molding
Trimming your cabinets with crown molding instantly upgrades your kitchen with elegance and gives it that “custom cabinetry” look.