Low-Cost Trendy Cabinet Make-Overs

  Make It Bright & Cheery

Keep your kitchen space fun and fresh with color! Kitchens awash in white may look neat and tidy but also a bit on the boring side.  You can keep your cabinets white but choose one or two favorite accent colors for the backsplash or walls to make your cabinets pop.  For a polished look, paint the soffit or wall above your cabinets giving more interest to your white cabinets.

Less Can Be More

Remove a few of the upper cabinet doors to reveal the space inside, making the kitchen look bigger.   Paint the interior of the cabinet with an accent color to really spice up the kitchen.  Use interesting looking storage containers like baskets, different styled canisters, bowls, or cookbooks.

Let There Be Light

Replace dated lighting over a kitchen island with pendant lights. Find stylish pendant lights at your local home center or online outlets.

Replace florescent boxed lighting with canned lights.  Many times crowned moulding is added and painted in the box area giving you adequate lighting and great ambience.

A Touch of Glass

Make your kitchen sparkle with ribbed, bubbled, clear or even stained glass on your cabinet doors.  Decorative glass can transform inexpensively any kitchen by replacing one or two existing kitchen cabinet doors with glass and can showcase decorative plates, tea pots or serving bowls.

Cabinet Message Board

How cool is this idea?  Make a chalkboard on a few cabinet panels by grabbing a can of chalkboard paint and applying it.  Be sure to choose cabinets that are easy to reach from making grocery or leaving messages for loved ones.

Metallic Make-Over

Looking for a modern, sleek, industrial style for your cabinets? Using metal cabinets, take paint down to the bare metal and varnish to protect the gleaming beauty for an interesting and unusual look.

Vintage Vibe

Add kitchen details with gingerbread appliques (available at most home centers) on doors and panels.   These wood pieces are very  affordable and come in many different style and more importantly, they are easy to adhere using simple wood glue.  Add a thin coat of umber glaze to the doors and appliques to give a antiqued effect.

Hardware Update

Add stylish hardware to your cabinets: a small change with a big effect.  A trendy touch for your kitchen cabinets is to replace your traditional cabinet door knobs and pulls with modern tubular handles, giving your cabinets a sleek look.

Interior Storage Solutions

Give the inside of your sink based cabinet a boost with some clever storage solutions.   Installing a simple slide out shelving unit can make your once haphazard jumble of cleaning supplies (soaps, cleaners, and sponges) organized

Make your pots, pans, and pantry more accessible by installing roll-out shelves. Make sure you choose roll-out shelves with full-extension hardware to maximize accessibility.

Open Options

Open shelving can give your kitchen a more open, lighter look.  Shelving also helps to draw more attention to your interesting display items, flowers, storage canisters, plates, or decorative salt and pepper shakers.

Cabinet Finish Restoration

Clean, repair and restore your existing cabinet finish to extend the life of your cabinets.  Your finish is the first thing to fail when your cabinets start to age.  By cleaning and restoring your cabinets you restore the finish and give your cabinets a like new appearance.

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