Kitchens sell houses. So having a great looking kitchen is important if you are thinking of putting your home on the market or maybe you just need a fresh new look. Cabinets are one of the biggest expenses in a kitchen remodel but with a little elbow grease and creativity, you can update your kitchen cabinets without going through the hassle of an entire remodel.
Here are some tips on how to make your kitchen look like new with a cabinet facelift.
Give the wood a Good Cleaning
You will be surprised what a good scrubbing can do. Heat, water, grease and food residue all take a serious toll on your cabinets.
Clean and Update the Hardware
Hardware gets greasy and grimy so make sure to clean those too.
You may decide instead to replace the hardware. In choosing the finish for your hardware, think about what style will look best in your home.
Add Some Detail
Add some detail to drab cabinets with moulding. Applying a contrasting finish or color is a quick and inexpensive way to change the look of your cabinets.
Stripping and Refinishing
If after cleaning your cabinets still need some help, you may decide to refinish or paint them