Ways to Reface Your Cabinetry


Give your old kitchen cabinetry a face lift with fresh paint, open-shelving, and new hardware.

Are you tired of those drab kitchen or bathroom cabinets, but don’t have the budget for a complete remodel? You are not alone. Installing new cabinetry is usually the most expensive part of a remodeling job and takes up at least 50% on average of any remodeling budget.

There are many things you can do to give your cabinets a makeover without having to spend the money to completely replace them, which can save you time and money to put towards other updates.

Here are a few ways you can give your cabinets a new look without breaking the bank:

  • Restain or apply a fresh coat of paint to your cabinets and drawer fronts.
  • Apply self-adhesive wood veneer to your cabinets and drawer fronts.
  • Install new hardware, including pulls, knobs, handles, and hinges.
  • Add crown molding to the top of your cabinets to achieve a more elegant appearance.
  • Remove cabinet doors completely to create an open-shelving look, which also allows for more storage space.
  • Line the inside of your cabinets with fabric to add an unexpected pop, especially when paired with open-shelving.
  • Cut out your wooden cabinet’s door panels and install an inset material, like decorative glass or metal, for a more modern look.

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