Some kitchens have more cabinets than others and if this is the case in your home, the points in this post will be particularly pertinent. That being said, any kitchen can be redesigned with a new set of cabinets to make the entire space feel new. Sometimes, you don’t even need to go that far, and similar effects can be achieved at a much lower cost. Stay with us as we discuss all that and more about redesigning kitchens by focusing on the cabinets.
Repairs and Replacements
Plastic kitchen cabinet doors may fade in unsightly patches, while wooden doors and frames may begin to rot after a while. While such problems can be easily delayed with regular maintenance and proper preservation, it will happen eventually. Unfortunately, if the cabinets were not constructed from high quality materials to begin with, that fact will become evident far too quickly, despite a homeowner’s best efforts to maintain them.
Discoloured, faded, and rotting cabinet doors are not just unsightly, they can also become breeding grounds for insects and germs very quickly. Since rot or internal damage is not immediately visible with prominence, have your cabinet doors checked periodically for signs of water damage and termites.
In case you find any, take this opportunity to replace the doors and frames to usher in a new kitchen décor in the process. If your budget permits a full redecoration, rather than just repairs, consider getting the entire cabinet system of your kitchen replaced and redesigned in a new aesthetic of your choice. Check out some of the finished projects from companies specialising in kitchen design St Albans for ideas and professional suggestions.
Install or Change the Cabinet Lighting
Most modern kitchens come with cabinet lights, but not all do. Besides, older kitchens may not even have a prebuilt setup for installing lights inside the cabinets. If your kitchen cabinets are still in the dark, you are about to be pleasantly surprised by how much of a difference it makes to have lights lighting things up inside.
Almost any kitchen can be fitted with cabinet lights these days, but it will cost more to get the job done in some kitchens than others. Nevertheless, it’s still well worth it for the convenience factor alone. Now, if you already have kitchen lights, why not try a different arrangement or colour? Changing the lights to a softer or brighter hue can make the entire kitchen look completely different.
Paint the Old Doors and Frames
Painting a set of cabinet doors and the adjoining frame in a new shade is one of the cheapest and yet most visually influential way to change how your kitchen looks. Provided that the paintjob is completed by professionals, a new coat of paint can make the cabinets look like a new set altogether.
Be careful before painting over old doors and frames though, especially if they are made of wood. Painting over wood rot is a bad idea because it wastes money on a lost cause. If necessary, always choose replacing a rotting door, rather than just painting over it.