If your kitchen has good bones but simply looks tired, painting your cabinets can be just what the doctor ordered.
Mix up colors on upper and lower cabinets, or on cabinets and islands as shown here, to add richness.
But you’ll get a huge bang for a few bucks by buying 10-packs of simple, contemporary hardware at big box stores for less than (that’s a knob! To save time and money, replace 1-hole hardware with 1-hole upgrades; 2-hole with 2-hole. Nothing updates old cabinets as quickly as fresh coat of paint.
Painting cabinets yourself is cost-effective — a few gallons of paint, sandpaper, cleaner — but the process is time-intensive.
Kichler recommends dimmable task lighting for the kitchen so that you can make it as bright as necessary for doing prep work but dial it down for evening mood-setting.Off-the-shelf cabinets and inexpensive tile also helped cut costs.Free up cabinet space, and create a clever spot for collectibles, with above-window shelving.Give instant visual interest to your kitchen by mixing and matching multiple materials and textures.In this kitchen, cream-colored custom kitchen cabinets lighten the space and add contrast to the steel stove. To indulge the splurge on marble countertops, these homeowners saved elsewhere by keeping the original room layout and plumbing as is.These cabinets are painted in Windsurf from Behr Paints; the island is done in Snowy Pine and the walls are Spice Garden.