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!
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.
Install crown molding
Crown molding adds a certain elegance and sophistication. If you’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.
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.
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