Ideas for updating laminate kitchen cabinets
What you don't need is a whole lot of money, as the transformation will cost you a fraction of even the cheapest new cabinets.
And that's news that should sure light up your day.
But more often than not, the room itself lacks those attributes. Your cavelike kitchen feels that way because the dark cabinets have sucked all the light out of the room.
But a brighter makeover doesn't necessarily mean replacing those gloomy boxes with all-new ones.
And in most cases, they'll even cut the plywood to your dimensions.
The basic installation sequence is straightforward: You want to get everything straight, plumb, and level. For full step-by-step instructions, shopping list, and tools list, see How to Hang Kitchen Cabinets.
If you're a bit tentative about working with electricity, don't worry.
This installation is simple and shock-free, as long as you cut the juice at the breaker box first.
Butcher-block islands mimicking 19th-century worktables are perfect for toning down the coldness of stone counters and metal appliances in modern cook spaces.
You can bring this classic aesthetic to your kitchen by constructing a prep island from easy-to-buy materials or choosing one of the dozens of styles available through retailers and furniture makers.
A sturdy, high-quality one can leave a thousand-dollar dent in your finances, but as general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates, you can enhance a few stock kitchen base cabinets with molding, furniture feet, and knobs to produce a handcrafted piece for a fraction of the cost of buying one ready-made.