5 Ways to Upgrade Those Outdated Cabinets

5 Ways to Upgrade Those Outdated Cabinets

You can save a lot of money and hassle by refinishing your old Gilbert kitchen cabinets, instead of replacing them. Here are some ways you can update those outdated kitchen cabinets.



1.    Cabinet Hardware

You can spruce up your outdated kitchen cabinets by simply adding new hardware or replacing the old hardware. Cabinet pulls and knobs are a quick and easy DIY project that will dress up your kitchen with style. Some kitchen hardware can be expensive, especially when you start buying them individually, instead save some money and buy a pack of 10 simple pulls and knobs that are contemporary. To make the adding of the hardware even easier, try and keep the number of holes the same. For example, replace your 1-hole hardware with new 1-hole hardware, so you do not have to drill new holes.

2.    Add a Little Color

Another inexpensive and easy way to update those old kitchen cabinets is to ad some paint. Give your kitchen cabinets a makeover and add some color to your kitchen by staining or painting your cabinets. The color options that are available are endless, you can choose to brighten up your kitchen by choosing a light color or stain or if you want to go for that rustic look you can always choose to go with a darker color of paint or stain. It is important that you note the amount of time that painting your cabinets can take. Proper surface preparation is important and will take the most time. Be sure that you sand the surface and get off all the grease, dirt, and as much of the old paint off as possible.

3.    Crown Moulding

You can add an expensive look to your existing kitchen cabinets by adding some crow moulding to the tops of your cabinets. You can choose a color of crown moulding that matches your kitchen cabinets or you can choose an accent color, depending on the look you are going for in your Gilbert kitchen. This is also an inexpensive DIY update.

4.    Glass Makeover

Give your old cabinets a custom look by adding glass. You can replace just the doors of your cabinets with cabinet doors that have glass, just be sure that you take in an old cabinet door in order to match the colors correctly. If your old cabinet doors have a removable panel, it can then be taken out and glass can be added to your existing cabinet doors, and you can avoid having to match new doors to your old cabinets.

5.    Lighting

You can add a little brightness to your kitchen and your cabinets by adding battery-powered lights to the inside of your cabinets as well as underneath the cabinets. If you decide to add glass cabinet doors, adding the light to the inside of the cabinets will give your cabinets an even more update and fancy look.