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Kitchen Cabinet Updates for the Home

Several different ways you can easily update your kitchen cabinets without buying new ones.

Several different ways you can easily update your kitchen cabinets without buying new ones.



Take off your kitchen doors and add mirror and glass shelving


Now I can take total credit for this one, because it's mine. After we ebony stained our existing kitchen cabinets, I needed a way to add some "brightness" to my kitchen.

Several different ways you can easily update your kitchen cabinets without buying new ones.
Using Mirror and Glass Shelving to update Kitchen Cabinets

Don't let my DIY fool you, the mirror backing was inexpensive. Each piece from a glass shop was under $40. The glass shelves averaged $30 each.
And  it worked, the sunlight bounces around this room now!


Paint your Kitchen Cabinets


Several different ways you can easily update your kitchen cabinets without buying new ones.
Via BHG | Add Paint & Decorative Moulding

Trimming out your cabinets using highly detailed moulding is a beautiful way to add that special touch to the workhorse of the kitchen.


Paint & Stain Kitchen Cabinets - add that personal flair


Several different ways you can easily update your kitchen cabinets without buying new ones.
Via BHG | Easy Kitchen Cabinet Makeover

Mixing of stain and paint, that is genius! How many kitchens can you say you saw that in.

Not many!

Add Moulding to Kitchen Cabinet Doors

BHG | Use Moulding and Paint

Basketweave Update to Kitchen Cabinets

Several different ways you can easily update your kitchen cabinets without buying new ones.
Via BHG | Add Woven Basketweave Look to Kitchen Cabinets

If you're thinking the basket weave one would be hard to do, than you're wrong. That one makes me wonder what other types of "strips" I could use to copycat it!

Adding chalk paint to the inside of your kitchen cabinets


Several different ways you can easily update your kitchen cabinets without buying new ones.
FHC | Kitchen Cabinet Makeover using Chalk Paint

I am quickly becoming a chalk paint lover and this idea is a quick and easy way to that personal touch.



Remove the upper kitchen cabinets and use shelving


Using open shelving to update your kitchen. An easy way to add more style without spending a lot of money
JWT Associates | Via Houzz.com
Now I admit it, I have been pondering this idea for WEEKS, for one area of my kitchen.

See a shot of my kitchen below, all the uppers in this photo are what I am thinking of replacing with open shelving. But two things will need to happen first.


Using open shelving to update your kitchen. An easy way to add more style without spending a lot of money
Holiday Kitchen Tour

1. I am going to need a backsplash. 

2. I am going to need to either build a unit to "house" my vent hood or buy a more modern free standing one.

So that's why the hesitation for now...

Hope you enjoyed the inspiration and found it inspiring.


XO,


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