Updating kitchen cabinetry
Behind many computer screens are hopes and dreams, even my own, but it’s not always a reality.
After a stressful summer of renovations, we decided to wait on our kitchen.
I think the first thing many homeowners think needs to happen with a dated kitchen remodel is a change of cabinets.
First, let’s start with a bit of a perspective adjustment…
Not only do simple and classic, by definition, have more staying power from a style perspective, but they are also budget friendly! Amazon, Target and Lowe’s all have awesome budget-friendly but stylish options. In my kitchen, I made light fixtures with wooden accents, which made the cabinets feel like a choice rather than what I was stuck with.
Open shelving, in moderation, can also update the look of your kitchen.
IKEA sells premade countertops that range from to 0 for an 8 foot length.
They are trending back in, and that makes it so much easier to update the kitchen without a complete overhaul on your cabinets.
If you do have a window, make sure it’s getting its due.
If you have upper cabinets suffocating it, as I did, think about possibly moving or removing them – at least those closest to the window.
But in short, it’s easy (no sanding or top coat), it makes your cabinets look and feel new and clean, and it brought out the natural woodgrain. Find something modern – like some statement-making square bar pulls and go for it. Ok, so maybe you don’t need to replace the cabinets, but if you have a laminate countertop with a matching 4 inch backsplash, it IS going to be hard to bring your cabinets out of the 90s. Sometimes, with labor, laminate be almost as expensive as solid surface or stone, so go shopping without preconceived notions.
Oh and one container costs about – I did the whole kitchen, the stair railings, shelves, and I still have a good amount leftover. Find something simple with minimal action, and don’t even think about adding a matching backsplash!