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Options For Kitchen Cabinets When You're Remodeling

When you're updating your kitchen, you'll probably want to change the look of your cabinets. You might want to keep your old cabinets and just change their appearance if your old cabinets are solid wood and in good shape. You may prefer to get new custom or stock cabinets instead. Here are some ways you can give your kitchen cabinets a new look.

Paint The Cabinets

The most affordable way to give your kitchen cabinets a new look is to paint them. You might want to paint them white since that's a popular color for cabinets, but you could paint them another trendy color such as gray, blue, or green. You might even paint the cabinets yourself and save money by not hiring a contractor.

In addition to painting the cabinets a different color, you may also want to change the hardware. New handles would complement the new paint and add to the glamour of your cabinets.

Reface The Cabinets

Refacing replaces the exterior of the cabinets. You can pick out new doors of the style you want and order matching veneer to go on the sides of the cabinets. Your cabinets will look like new, but they'll only have a new exterior. Refacing cabinets is much less expensive than buying new kitchen cabinets.

You could choose doors with a glass insert, doors with molding, or plain doors. By changing the color and door style, you can create a dramatic new look for your kitchen at a controlled cost.

Replace The Cabinets

When you want new kitchen cabinets, you can choose stock cabinets or custom cabinets. Stock cabinets cost less, and they may be fine if they suit your needs and you like the way they work.

If you want to maximize your space and have taller or wider cabinets, you'll want to get the cabinets custom-made. This also allows you to choose the type of wood, style of door, and hardware so your kitchen cabinets look exactly how you want.

Installing kitchen cabinets requires skill, so you'll probably need to hire a professional. They may assemble the cabinets at your home right before installing them or buy the cabinets already put together. It usually takes multiple days to install cabinets, but that varies according to the size of your kitchen.

If you're in a hurry, you may want to order stock cabinets since it usually takes longer to have custom kitchen cabinets made and shipped to your home. Stock cabinets are usually already assembled and waiting to be shipped or picked up at a store.

Contact a contractor to learn more about kitchen cabinets