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7 Ways to Update Your Kitchen Cabinets Without Replacing Them.

Posted on July 29, 2022

In the course of remodeling a home or even just giving it a fresh update, you may want to update your kitchen cabinets. If you’re like most homeowners, you spend a lot of time in the kitchen because of the time needed to prepare and retrieve food.

Storing food that’s not refrigerated is typically done in your kitchen cabinets (in addition to your pantry, if you have one). So most people like to keep their kitchen cabinets fresh and clean, but it is important to understand; you don’t have to replace your kitchen cabinets entirely to update their look.

Here are seven different ways to update your kitchen cabinets in Central Miami.

1. Replace The Hardware
The hardware of your kitchen cabinets (The metal pulls that allow you to open and close your cabinets) can be replaced with entirely new hardware easily in about an hour giving your cabinets a totally new look.

It may sound like an exaggeration that such a small change can have a big impact, but it is true. A rather generic-looking, dated kitchen cabinet set can be made to look much more modern & impressive with a simple update to the hardware.

You can even look to antique stores to find particularly fancy-looking pulls for your cabinets. Or look online. There are many discount hardware sites online. You find a deal.

2. Stain The Cabinets
If your cabinets are already stained, you can change the stain’s color quite easily unless you have a dark stain, and you are looking to get a lighter stain.

If that is the case, you would have to really strip the cabinets down to just the bare wood and start over with it as though you had just gotten new cabinets.

What’s nice about newly stained cabinets is that it has the look of new cabinets without having to spend the money on new cabinets. But it is a huge project to DIY. This is one of those times when you may want to call CertaPro Painters of Central Miami. We can sand and restain your cabinets at an affordable price. We are happy to offer many budget options.

3. Trim For The Cabinet Doors
Though it’s not a major overhaul for your kitchen cabinets, you can really make your cabinets have a whole new look without having to spend a lot of money by adding trim to the doors.

There are numerous trims that you can add to the kitchen cabinets with not too much effort and give them a whole new look.

4. Paint Your Cabinets with Chalk Paint
Here’s a really fun thing you can do with your kitchen cabinets — add a bit of chalk paint to one or more of your cabinet doors (whether the inside or the outside of the doors), and then you are left with a really accessible chalkboard.

With a chalkboard on the inside or outside of your cabinet doors, you can do things like making notes about dishes that you’re going to want to make or even make a grocery list for the week. This is a really cute idea for the farmhouse look kitchens that are so popular today.

5. Cabinet Door Removal
Though it might seem counterintuitive to remove something to change its look, you can do exactly when you remove the kitchen cabinet doors in the case of kitchen cabinets.

It will open up the cabinets (literally) and make it a lot more obvious inside without having to open doors.

The best thing is that you’ll be able to remove some or all of the doors — maybe even make a pattern!

6. Removable Wallpaper
Here’s a really creative way you can update the look of your kitchen cabinets — removable wallpaper!

Some would say that wallpaper is for walls only, but that’s not the case. you can add it to your cabinet doors and change the look quickly and you can just as easily remove it and give it a whole new look with other wallpaper.

7. Stencils And Paint
There are so very many stencils you can buy in craft shops or make yourself.

All you need is one such stencil and a little contrasting paint, and you can add some flourishes and design to your kitchen cabinets.

Do you have a kitchen cabinet painting project you would like to start? Call CertaPro Painters of Central Miami at 305-260-6221 or go online to schedule an estimate today.

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