Updating kitchen wood cabinet doors
via First, take a step back and look at your kitchen.
Take note of all the materials, lighting, and details that, when taken in together, read “Dated!
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.
In terms of the cabinets themselves, they really rang orange…. To tone them down and bring them more into the realm of brown, I waxed them with Briwax in Tudor Brown (check out this post for more details). You never saw black cup pulls, like these, on 80s or 90s cabinets, so just adding them brings the cabinets forward a couple of decades. But if they’ve been around since the kitchen was built, you probably will need to replace them anyway.
Keeping the edges simple gives it a clean look, and helps the budget.
Depending on the layout of your kitchen, you may be able to find premade laminate countertops that will work beautifully with your décor and your budget.
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.