The cabinets are a big part of your kitchen interior, as they provide storage space, support the counter, and also give the room its own unique appearance. When your cabinets are old and in need of replacement or refinish, there are some options you can choose from as you make these upcoming renovation choices. Here are some tips to help you update your kitchen cabinets with remodeling or replacement.
Choose Your Style
Kitchen cabinetry comes in a variety of styles and budgets. For the look you want for your kitchen, there is an attractive and well-built set of cabinets that you can choose to give you utility and appearance. Shaker style cabinets are one of the more popular styles over the past few years, with its simple flat frame surrounding a center wood panel, or you can go with a more traditional inset with carved decor on the cabinet door exteriors.
If you want to update your kitchen with a more contemporary look, you can opt for a budget-friendly coated MDF board with a sleek and smooth finish with a durability that will keep them looking great for years. Talk to your cabinet sales professional about all the different types of cabinetry finishes and styles so you can find one that matches your interior kitchen design and also your remodeling budget.
Look at Remodel Options
You may also wish to refinish your kitchen cabinets to give them a new look and color. When your budget is not as large as you would need for all your home's updates, you can still make a change to your cabinets: their exterior.
The exterior of your kitchen cabinets may be stained a light oak that was once popular, for example, but if you want to change it to a more modern appearance, a refinishing project is a way to do this. You can select a paint color or a paint finish treatment, such as distressed, shabby chic, or a modern looking sleek dark painted finish. Or you can paint your cabinets the color of dark mahogany wood.
If you choose to paint over your existing cabinets, be sure you clean them well with a TSP cleaner to remove grease build-up and other residues that may be left behind. Then, distress them slightly with a sanding tool to help the new paint adhere to the existing cabinetry finish. Remove all the hardware and doors to help you apply the new surface coating evenly and neatly for a smooth finish.