In the course of remodeling a home or even just giving it a fresh update, one area you can explore is the kitchen — if you’re like the average homeowner, you spend a lot of time in the kitchen because of the time needed to prepare and retrieve food.
Storing food that’s not refrigerated is typically done in your kitchen cabinets (in addition to your pantry, if you have one) and so people on occasion like to give their kitchen cabinets a new look — but you don’t have to replace them entirely to update the look.
As this is the case, here are seven different ways to give your kitchen cabinets a new look in Gonzales, LA.
1. Replace The Hardware
The hardware of your kitchen cabinets — the metal pulls that allow you to open and close your cabinets — can be replaced with entirely new hardware, giving your cabinets a new look.
It may sound like an exaggeration that such a small change can have a big impact, but it is true — a rather generic-looking kitchen cabinet set can be made to look much more impressive with a simple update to the hardware.
You can even look to antique stores to find particularly fancy-looking pulls for your cabinet.
2. Stain The Cabinets
If your cabinets are already stained, you can change the stain’s color quite easily unless you have a dark stain, and you are looking to get a lighter stain.
If that is the case, you would have to really strip the cabinets down to just the bare wood and start over with it as though you had just gotten new cabinets.
What’s nice about newly stained cabinets is that it has the look of new cabinets without having to spend the money on new cabinets.
3. Trim For The Doors
Though it’s not a major overhaul for your kitchen cabinets, you can really make your cabinets have a whole new look without having to spend a lot of money by adding trim to the doors.
There are numerous trims that you can add to the kitchen cabinets with not too much effort and give them a whole new look.
4. Add Chalk Paint
Here’s a really fun thing you can do with your kitchen cabinets — add a bit of chalk paint to one or more of your cabinet doors (whether the inside or the outside of the doors), and then you are left with a really accessible chalkboard.
With a chalkboard on the inside or outside of your cabinet doors, you can do things like making notes about dishes that you’re going to want to make or even make a grocery list for the week.
5. Door Removal
Though it might seem counterintuitive to remove something to change its look, you can do exactly when you remove the kitchen cabinet doors in the case of kitchen cabinets.
It will open up the cabinets (literally) and make it a lot more obvious inside without having to open doors.
The best thing is that you’ll be able to remove some or all of the doors — maybe even make a pattern!
6. Removable Wallpaper
Here’s a really creative way you can update the look of your kitchen cabinets — removable wallpaper!
Some would say that wallpaper is for walls only, but that’s not the case — you can add it to your cabinet doors and change the look quickly — and you can just as easily remove it and give it a whole new look with other wallpaper.
7. Stencils And Paint
There are so very many stencils you can buy in craft shops or make yourself.
All you need is one such stencil and a little contrasting paint, and you can add some flourishes and design to your kitchen cabinets.
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Nathan Rust is the Managing Partner at Prestigious Painting. He is passionate about service and gives back through his business with “Paint it Forward” and the “Young Entrepreneur Scholarship”. Nathan is married to his wife, Amanda and they have two children, Elijah and Grace.
Nathan founded the Rotary Club of Southeast Baton Rouge with 24 other local leaders in February 2020, and served as Club President from 2020-2022. He also serves as the Charter Organization Representative to Pack 15, where his son is a member as a Cub Scout.
Nathan was elected as the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board Representative for District 6 on November 8th, 2022. In this new opportunity, Nathan aims to strengthen our school system by ensuring every child in EBR has access to high-quality schools, regardless of where they live or their economic status.