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Perk Up Your Cabinets for a Revamped Kitchen

by Wallace Simmons

The kitchen is the heart of the home. It's a gathering place for your family at the end of the day. You should feel relaxed and inspired when you enter your kitchen.

Even if you can't afford a full kitchen renovation, you may be able to afford a few basic upgrades if your kitchen could use some improvements. One easy way to perk up a drab or outdated space is to revamp your kitchen cabinets. Here are some ways you can revamp your kitchen; they're divided into two categories, depending on how long the project will take to complete.

Weekend Projects

  • Add Molding to Existing Cabinets.​ If you have plain-face cabinets, add molding for an elegant facelift. Use wood glue to secure an ornate edge around each panel of cabinets; it'll look like you installed brand new cabinets at a fraction of the cost and energy. You can either do this project yourself or hire a carpenter to finish the job.
  • Replace Cabinet Doors. In lieu of your standard wood-faced cabinets, install glass fronts. Then you can either frost the glass in a pretty pattern or hang cute curtains inside for a cafe-inspired look. Don't bother with interior curtain rods; you can glue or staple the curtains inside for an easier DIY option.
  • Paint. A simple coat or two of paint can bring new life to your kitchen. Use a bold color for a vibrant look, a classic primary palate for a sleek retro option, and pastels for a dreamy, airy space.

Day Projects

  • Add New Hardware. Hardware, such as hinges, handles, and knobs, may seem like small details; but done right, these industrial details can make a big difference. Spend an hour walking around a home improvement store or leafing through a decor magazine to get ideas. Once you find the perfect set, just unscrew your current hardware and replace it with your improved design.
  • Put in a Fun Mat. If you don't need to change the exterior of your cabinets, adding a fun pop of color or a pattern can change how you feel when you open the doors.  Put down inexpensive cabinet liner mats on the floor of your cabinets to both keep your glassware in place and create an instant cheerful vibe when you reach inside.
  • Remove Doors for an Open Feel. For those who are organized, an open-air kitchen can feel inviting and cozy. Just remove your cabinet doors and hinges and you'll have an instantly fresh kitchen.

With just a few easy swaps and additions to your cabinets, you can have a kitchen you love in a matter of hours or days. For more tips or assistance, consult resources such as Canlik Kitchens Inc.


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Hi, I'm Lenora. One of my favorite things is traveling. And when I travel, I especially love to see the various architecture around the world. Ever since I built a house (well, you know, hired a contractor to help me design it and then build it for me), I have been fascinated with the construction process. I love looking at international architecture like Saint Basil's Cathedral in Russia or Angkor Wat in Cambodia. How were they made? It is just so interesting to me, from the foundation's support to all the intricate details such as paving or roofing. I started this blog to talk about all the parts of construction. I hope you enjoy it!

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