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Tired of Your Outdated Kitchen Cabinets? 7 Options to Consider When Remodeling

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Are you tired of your old kitchen cabinets? They take quite a beating throughout their lives. They get slammed, stained, cracked, dirty, and often don’t close properly.

Remodeling your kitchen cabinets can breathe new life into your kitchen, and it doesn’t have to cost the earth to do it. There are a few ways you can modernize your tired cabinets.

7 Options to Update Your Kitchen Cabinets

There are a few options available for making your cabinets look newer and better. Depending on your budget, discuss some of these ideas with your interior designer.

1. Paint

Depending on the material of your kitchen cabinets, you can paint them to bring them back to life. Because you can find so many different colors and types of paint, you can make them look brand new again.

Choosing a high gloss white or a color can make a big difference. Mind you don’t get too carried away with the wild, bright colors, as you likely won’t love it for very long.

2. Stain

If you have nice wooden cabinets that are just tired and stained, have them sanded down and restrained. You can choose a lighter color to add space, or darker colors to offset other accents in your kitchen.

Stain will preserve the look of the natural wood and add a touch of elegance to the kitchen. It can make those old cabinets look like brand new ones.

3. Change the Doors

By replacing the doors, you can achieve the look of brand new cabinets. Pick a material that looks great, is easy to maintain, and will last a long time. You can get different colors, doors with glass, or an open concept.

4. Recover the Doors

If the doors of your kitchen cabinets are stained, damaged, or just cheap and tired-looking, have them covered with something new. New wood or a laminated veneer will make those old cabinets look like brand new ones.

5. Add Lights

Small lights can make a big difference. Add them underneath the cabinets, over the top of them, or even inside of the cabinets. They add a great feel to the room and can be an asset for seeing better while you are working in the kitchen.

Lights inside your cabinets with either glass or open fronts can allow you to show off your best china, antique dishes or glassware, and display old and beautiful items you treasure.

6. Trim and Molding

Trim can add beauty and texture to old, flat cabinet doors. Go a shade darker than the cabinet doors, or choose something that will highlight other colors in your kitchen.

Adding crown molding above your cabinets will make your kitchen look like royalty. Molding can really add a lot of style, class, and beauty to your kitchen cabinets and the whole room.

7. Replace Old Cabinets

If you just can’t see a way to bring those old cabinets back to life, you should replace them. They may be damaged, hang crooked or tilt, no longer work, or just be ill-sized for what you need now.

You can have custom-made cabinets and that way, you will get exactly what you want. Get more space, more storage, extra drawers, and all the finishing, hardware, and materials you really want.

Options for Old Kitchen Cabinets

Before you start tearing out your old kitchen cabinets, talk to your contractor about what options would work best for your old cabinets. Sometimes, they just need to be brightened up a bit.

Talk to Karin Ross Designs to find out what will be the best options for your old kitchen cabinets.