Transform Your Kitchen Cabinets Without Spending a Fortune

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Paint your cabinets

One of the easiest and least expensive ways to update kitchen cabinets is to paint them. Many people are opting for light colors these days to give the appearance of a bigger and brighter space.  Some people opt for a different color on the upper cabinets opposed to the lower.  Some people use stencils to give it a more personal and interesting look.  Just remove all the cabinet doors and clean and sand them before adding paint, and voila, a new kitchen is born!

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Update the hardware

This is a super quick and easy project that will freshen up the look of your cabinets. By switching old handles for silver or chrome ones, you will instantly give your kitchen cabinets a modern lift. Likewise, you can purchase a variety of antique knobs for a unique mix-and-match look.  There are so many options out there now that there will be exactly what you're looking for.

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Install crown molding

Crown molding adds a certain elegance and sophistication. If youโ€™re looking to upgrade your kitchen cabinets, contact the manufacturer of your cabinets to order matching crown molding. A good rule of thumb is to paint your cabinets before adding the crown molding to make sure that the colors match perfectly, since the original color of your cabinets may have faded since they were installed.

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Install task lighting

Installing lights under your kitchen cabinets is a great way to add function and style. The additional lighting will be beneficial when you are chopping, dicing and creating culinary masterpieces, but it will also add a certain ambiance, especially if you install a dimmer. You can learn to install lighting fixtures or hire an electrician, or you can simply buy battery-operated, stick-on lights and place them underneath your cabinets for a lot less time and money.

Lighting Tip Tuesday ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Today we are talking about lighting layers. Think of your room as a cake. And, just like a cake, each layer builds on the other: General/ambient lighting is the main layer of the cake: the substance. Itโ€™s typically 75% of the roomโ€™s light; it assures you can walk into a space without bumping into furniture. For larger rooms, ambient lighting may require a few ceiling fixtures. Task lighting is the cakeโ€™s frosting: without it, everything is drab and falls apart (and isnโ€™t very appetizing). Task lighting helps you accomplish everyday chores or tasks โ€“ from reading a book to chopping vegetables to brushing your teeth. Write down all of the tasks that take place in a room, and make sure you plan lighting around them. Accent lighting is the ice cream on top: enhancing all the flavors and finishing off the cake (or, in this case, room). Accent lighting serves as a decorative element, enhancing certain architectural details โ€“ like coves, tray ceilings and decorative trim. Here's a couple great examples of light layering to help you visualize! We are OBSESSED ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Head to our Facebook page to see how the layers are broken down in these pictures! #lightlayers #lightlayering #lightinglayers #decorativelighting #ambientlight #tasklighting #accentlighting #lightingshowroom #michiganshowroom #lightingdesign #lightingconsultant #allphasepetoskey

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