Transform Your Kitchen By Updating Your Kitchen Cabinets

Have your kitchen cabinets become outdated and a little worn out? Do you want to remodel but don’t really have the budget to buy new cabinets? Then you should consider having them refinished and updated. Refinishing your kitchen cabinets will breathe new life into your space, increase functionality and raise your home’s value and appeal. The good thing is you can also save money and time by hiring a local handyman to do the work. They have all the tools, skill, and experience to do the job correctly. This ensures that the job will be done right and you won’t have to waste your weekends trying to do it yourself or buy tools you only need to use once. In this blog, we’ll discuss 6 different ways to transform your existing kitchen cabinets and help you achieve a fresh and rejuvenated look for the room most used in your house.

Cabinet Painting

The easiest way to refresh your cabinets is with a coat of paint. Painting your cabinets is a popular and cost-effective way to update their appearance. You can have them painted the same color as before or introduce a bright, and bold new color for maximum change. You should use a high-quality paint specifically formulated for cabinets to ensure durability and a smooth finish. The proper paint will also ensure that you can clean them easily without ruining the color.

Cabinet Staining

You might not want to paint your cabinets if they have nice grain and you prefer the natural beauty of wood. Instead you can have them stained to enhance the wood grain while giving them a fresh look. The handymen will first remove the old stain or paint and bring it back to its original raw state. At this point they will restain the cabinets with whatever color you choose. Stains come in various shades, allowing you to choose a light or dark finish to match your kitchen’s decor and style.

Cabinet Refacing

Cabinet refacing means you will have the cabinet doors and drawer fronts replaced while keeping the existing cabinet boxes. This can bring about a huge change in your kitchen because new doors and fronts can alter the style completely. Trade out country style fronts and doors for a modern look or perhaps go with something more traditional. All styles are open to you at this point. Something to consider, is this may be a bit more expensive than other options but it’s still cheaper than replacing the cabinets entirely.

Glass Inserts and Open Shelving

If you want your kitchen to feel bigger and more open then consider replacing solid cabinet doors with glass inserts. The cabinet’s inner panel will be removed and replaced with glass. It adds an air of elegance and lets you display your fine dishes, glassware and anything else you’d like to show off. Another way to add a sense of openness to your kitchen is by removing the doors on the upper cabinets. Removing the doors and exposing the shelves is called Open Shelving. It gives your kitchen a trendy, modern look and makes it easier to access everyday dishes and items.

Install New Hardware

Replacing your cabinet and drawer hardware is easy, budget friendly, and can make a significant difference in the overall appearance of your kitchen. Hardware is like your kitchen’s bling. It can be simple, ornate, traditional, industrial and many other options that reflect your personal style. Hardware is available in various finishes, such as brushed nickel, chrome, brass, and ceramic. Before buying new hardware, you should check the placement of the current hardware. Will the new hardware be able to use the same hole(s) as the previous one? Will new holes have to be drilled in? Will old holes have to be patched and refinished? Your handyman will be able to tell you which hardware is easiest to install and which ones might need a little more work done to install.

Add Lighting

Installing under-cabinet lighting will not only update the look of your cabinets but it’s also practical. Cabinets tend to block overhead lighting and create dark shadows under them. It makes your counterspace dark and somewhat uninviting. Under-cabinet lighting will brighten your counters and they often give off enough light that you won’t have to turn on the main lights if you come down for a midnight snack. LED lights, either in the form of light strips or puck lights are the most common lights to install.

Updating and refinishing your kitchen cabinets is a cost-effective solution that will enhance aesthetics, increase home value, improve functionality and display your unique style. The 6 updating options above are just a few of the things you can do to refresh your cabinets. Contact Alamo City Handymen if you would like to hear about more ideas, ask for help designing, and get a free quote on your kitchen updating project. Alamo City Handymen is a locally owned and operated business that has been serving the people of San Antonio and the surrounding areas for over 15 years. Our handymen are licensed, insured, and knowledgeable craftsmen that can take on any project, no matter how big or small. Call us at (210) 864-9194 or fill out this contact form and we’ll get back to you.