How To Renew Your Old Kitchen Cabinets
There’s more than one way to refresh kitchen cabinets, it all depends on how much you want to spend on the job and the extent of the work that needs to be performed. We all like to save money on the things we need and want and when it comes to your kitchen cabinets, you shouldn’t have to break the bank to give them a whole new look.
So if your kitchen is in dire need of some good old cabinet refinishing, here are some of the most common solutions that homeowners just like you have implemented for bringing those cabinets into the twenty-first century.
The easiest and most cost-effective option is to repaint your kitchen cabinets. You can just refresh the color that’s already on there to bring the brightness and luster back to your interior décor or change it all up entirely and give the kitchen a brand new aesthetic.
Just be sure the new color matches or at least complements the rest of your kitchen’s color scheme. You don’t want the new paint to clash with the wall color, the backsplash, the countertops, and the floor. This is work you can do yourself in a weekend or hire a professional at the task to do it for you instead.
Sometimes you need something more than just a new coat of paint to get the job done right. In that case, you may want to turn to refacing your cabinets. This method utilizes fresh veneers that are applied directly over your existing cabinet frames to give your doors and drawer fronts an entirely new aesthetic.
If you’re interested in keeping some extra money in your pocket, you could also do this work yourself if you have some small amount of do-it-yourself experience and skill. If you don’t feel comfortable with your level of expertise, or lack thereof, then bring in a contractor.
A good way to renew those old cabinets is to improve their functionality. One of the more popular choices for achieving that goal is to install retractable shelves. These work much like a drawer, rolling back and forth on a pair of tracks, only this “drawer” is located in the cabinet instead where one or more shelves are kept.
When you need something, simply pull the shelf out and retrieve it. When you’re finished, slide the shelf back into the cabinet and shut the doors. If you like this idea, you probably don’t want to tackle the job yourself, hire a professional to do the work so it’s right the first time.
Go further with renewing your kitchen cabinets by adding a lighting component. Not only will it make the kitchen brighter overall but you can design the lighting to help out with food prep as well by aiming it at your countertops.
A little accent lighting can give those cabinets a whole new up to date and modern aesthetic with the use of dimmers and LED bulbs.