How to Enhance Your Kitchen Cabinets

Your kitchen cabinets can transform the look of the room, for better or for worse. If your cabinets look dated, your entire kitchen will look dated. If they look antiqued, your whole kitchen will look antiqued. Thus it is your job to make your kitchen cabinets look the best they possibly can so that you can keep your kitchen looking its best. Here are some simple ways to enhance your kitchen cupboards without spending a ton of money.

Hardware

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White-Kitchen-Cabinets with New Hardware

New hardware will do a lot more for your kitchen than you may think. If you have those old brass knobs that were popular in the Saved by the Bell days, it may be time to upgrade to something sleek and modern. You still need to get hardware that suits the look of your cabinetry, but you could upgrade to something that fits the modern world a little better. Change out your drawer and door handles and see if that makes a difference.

Wainscoting

Wainscoting is basically a form of paneling that many people use on their cabinet doors. This works especially well for cabinets with indented centers. You could put wainscoting on that inner part and let the raised exterior act as a frame for the cabinet doors. Then all you have to do is make sure you apply this to all of the doors so the look remains cohesive in the space.

Whitewashing

Whitewashing works well in antique or nautical themed kitchens. In this process, part of the wood from the cabinets still pokes through the paint, creating a light, distressed appearance that is easy to decorate around. You could whitewash on your own, or you could hire someone to do it for you. Either way, this simple technique could do wonders for your kitchen.

There are other steps you could take to enhance your kitchen cabinets, but those should suffice for now. Take the time you explore some different options, and you will eventually come up with something that works well for your kitchen. Accessories the space with complementary décor, and you will have a kitchen worthy of Better Homes and Gardens magazine.

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