Updating kitchen wood cabinet doors
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!
In my kitchen, I was able to replace one set with shelves, and swap out the cabinet on the other side to allow the window some breathing room.
If you’re still not digging the idea of so much wood in the kitchen, look for easy ways to tone it down.
Go simple and classic, like white subways and a contrasting grout.
Avoid the mosaics trying to call your cabinets back a decade or two. check out The Ultimate DIY Lighting Guide for ideas to make your own.
oak or wood cabinets need not be removed or painted.
They are trending back in, and that makes it so much easier to update the kitchen without a complete overhaul on your cabinets.
I actually wanted to take down both cabinets on the sink wall, but we didn’t want to lose too much cabinet space. It’s a good trick to use on an island or a peninsula, even if you don’t paint the cabinets on the front.
If you have an island you need to top, consider a butcher block top that would complement your cabinets.
If necessary, in this case you could paint just the island cabinets, but at least you’re not painting all the cabinets!
Embrace the wood look and pick a paint color accordingly.
Before I had done anything else, removing the creamy countertop and painting the walls a cool gray-white really made a huge difference in the look of the cabinets.