You can update your kitchen by incorporating new kitchen design trends by refacing your existing kitchen cabinets. You may want to do update your kitchen because prospective buyers will be willing to pay more for an attractive, functional modern kitchen. But a complete kitchen re-design can cost tens of thousands of dollars and take months to finish.
There are many kitchen design trends that you can use in your kitchen cabinet refacing project. You can provide new features for your kitchen cabinets such as making them light and air white cabinets, putting in decorative glass doors, or using detailed cabinet hardware.
You might assume that the only way to get a custom look for your kitchen is to go with a total kitchen overhaul. But, with kitchen cabinet refacing you have all the advantages of a big custom remodel, such as better storage and improved functionality, but without the more expensive price tag. Renovating doors and refacing kitchen cabinets comes in at a fraction of the cost of having a whole new kitchen installed or even having new cabinets and doors installed.
Custom kitchen cabinet design is not the only way to achieve a custom look. Kitchen cabinet refacing provides many design options including a variety of styles of handles and drawer pulls.
While you are may be generally satisfied with the basic layout of your kitchen, you can still give your kitchen an entirely new look by having new cabinet doors put on the existing cabinet frames.
You can also upgrade the drawer pulls and cabinet hardware
It is possible to totally change from a traditional wood kitchen design all the way to a more modern contemporary look. Kitchen cabinetry is very changeable and easily customizable.
Just what is involved in refacing kitchen cabinets? Well refacing allows you select custom materials, custom accessories, and custom styles to give your cabinets a like-new appearance. Refacing laminated materials are made from real furniture quality hardwoods like birch, alder, maple, oak, cherry, and walnut. You can choose to do flat or raised panels, shaker, shaker plank, beaded finish, or high end mitred doors. With refacing of existing kitchen cabinets you can take advantage of the your existing cabinet box structure, since it is already in place and so you do not need to remove counter tops, mess up the floor, or anything else. During a refacing job it is also easy to hide the hinges as well as hide knob or handle hardware.
Creating a Light and Open Look
Everyone today wants their kitchen to look light and open. When selecting a cabinet front, try adding a white cabinet door. The light color will bring a crisp look to your kitchen and make the space more inviting
Remove the Cabinet Doors
If you have older cabinets that are in good condition you can simply remove the doors altogether. You can convert your existing cabinets to open shelving. Interior shelves can be removed or reconfigured inside the existing cabinet frames for a thoroughly modern and updated look.
You can remove just a few cabinet doors and use those cabinets for displaying dishes and glassware.