FAQs About Kitchen Cabinets, Upgrades, And Aesthetics


Are you ready to upgrade your kitchen? Homeowners may recoup about 72 percent of the initial costs of a minor midrange kitchen remodel. If you don't want to gut the entire room just to renovate, take a look at what you need to know about kitchen cabinets, design ideas, and your options.

Do You Need to Completely Replace Your Cabinets?

No, you don't always have to completely replace the cabinets to redesign or upgrade your kitchen. If you're looking for an easy way to save money and keep your renovation project in check, consider one of these alternatives:

  • Repaint the cabinets. Provided the cabinets are in more than just decent shape, you could repaint the exterior. This can create a fresh, clean aesthetic and give you the chance to change the kitchen's color palette.

  • Replace the doors. Are the cabinet bases in usable condition—but the doors are worn. Instead of replacing the entire unit, add new wooden doors. 

  • Install glass. Wooden cabinet doors aren't your only option. Modernize the room and create a contemporary design with glass doors. This alternative also allows you to keep the cabinet bases and cut the overall costs.

Even though these options are cost-effective, they aren't easy do-it-yourself projects that you should try by yourself. A DIY approach to painting could look messy and replacing doors without help could damage the cabinet bases. A qualified contractor can help you to complete these upgrades and give your kitchen a professional-quality designer style.

Which Kitchen Cabinet Designs Fit Your Aesthetic?

Even though painting the cabinets or replacing doors can reduce the overall renovation costs, some homeowners choose to install brand-new cabinetry. Whether your old cabinets are worn beyond repair, you plan to change the style of the entire room, or you want to rearrange the space, you will need to find options that match your design aesthetic. Before you invest in new kitchen cabinets, consider:

  • The room's new style. Is the kitchen an eclectic mix of traditional and modern elements? Does it have a contemporary flare? Or, is it more of a classic type of culinary space? The cabinets should match the overall decor and play into the room's style.

  • The material. A solid wood cabinet can have either a natural modern or class and traditional aesthetic, while glass and metal tend to look more contemporary.

  • The accents. Metal grates, interior lighting (for glass options), and hardware can accent plain cabinets and help to create visual interest.

If you're not sure what your aesthetic preferences are or how you can translate them into your kitchen renovations, talk to a design professional. Choose a pro who specializes in kitchens and understands how to blend form and function through kitchen cabinet designs


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