Taylor Yates | January 17, 2023
Upgrading your kitchen is one of the best ways to add value to your property while significantly impacting a property's design. But kitchen renovations can be costly. So instead of spending tens of thousands of dollars on an all-new kitchen, consider seven simple kitchen cabinet upgrades that can give your existing space a fresh and updated look.
Did you know you can give a kitchen an entirely new look without replacing it entirely? Often, the bones of a kitchen are great. It's only the doors that make the space appear outdated. One of the quickest and easiest ways to upgrade your kitchen cabinets is to replace the doors, which can be a relatively inexpensive project while making a big impact. You can find replacement cabinet doors at most home improvement stores or order them custom-made to match your specific kitchen design.
Another simple way to upgrade your cabinets is to add new hardware. New hardware can change the look of your kitchen with just a couple of hours of work and without spending a lot of money. There are a variety of cabinet hardware options available, so you can choose something that fits your personal style.
If you want to make a more drastic change to your cabinets, you can paint or stain them. This is a more time-consuming and expensive project, but it will give your kitchen an updated look. If you decide to paint your cabinets, use high-quality paint that will withstand years of use. Additionally, take your time prepping your cabinets with careful sanding and taping of areas that need to be protected. A great paint job starts with great preparation work.
Adding crown molding to your cabinets can change their style and give them a more elegant look. This relatively simple project can be done with just a few tools. You can find crown molding at most home improvement stores or order it custom-made to match your specific kitchen design.
If you want to add a touch of luxury to your kitchen, replace the doors on your cabinets with glass inserts. These glass panes will allow you to display your dishes and cookware while improving light in your space.
Adding under-cabinet lighting will brighten up your kitchen, make it more inviting, and improve the lighting in your workspace. There are seemingly endless under-cabinet lighting options, from inexpensive LED strips to custom fixtures. You can find under cabinet lighting at most home improvement stores, online, or order it custom-made to match your specific needs.
Decorative toe kicks can be a fun addition to a kitchen that provides practical benefits by protecting your walls and cabinetry from an errant vacuum cleaner or mop, but they can also help to spruce up the design of any room. Plus, installing decorative toe kicks can be surprisingly easy — with a range of materials like vinyl and tile to choose from, you don’t have to be a DIY wizard to make this upgrade work.
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