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6 Ways to Transform the Look of Your Kitchen Cabinets

There are many ways to transform your kitchen and make your cooking space roomier and more practical. You could hire a contractor and embark on a full kitchen installation, complete with centre island, butcher-block counters and brand-new cabinets. Or you may just want to and tinker around the edges. If you want to make your kitchen cabinets look great, here are six ways to improve their look.

New (or Old) Hardware

A new set of stylish brass knobs, bronze drawer pulls and other hardware can make your old kitchen cabinets look better than ever before. If you want to go old school, browse local antique shops and your favourite online auction sites in search of antique knobs and assorted cabinet hardware.

Make Meal Prep Easier With Task Lighting

Proper lighting is essential for easy meal preparation, but adding lights can also transform the appearance of your cabinets. Light strips that mount underneath the cabinets will enhance visibility on counter surfaces, while this lighting will add beauty and drama to your workspace.

A New Coat of Paint or Stain

Repainting your cabinets or applying a new coat of stain is the ultimate budget renovation. If your current cabinets function well but look terrible, giving the surface a new coat of paint or stain will give them a whole new appearance. Experiment with bold colours and designs to create drama, or stick to the tried and true for a more elegant appearance.

Make Your Life Easier with Roll-Out Shelving

Think how much easier cooking would be if you did not have to crawl halfway into the cabinets in search of a stockpot or frying pan. Replacing your traditional shelves with roll-out shelving will eliminate that need and transform your cooking duties

Convert Your Closed Cabinets to Open Shelving

If you hate the look of your cabinet doors, why not get rid of them? Removing the doors from your closed cabinets and transforming the space to open shelving carries a host of benefits, and this simple change will make your cooking space look lighter and more inviting.

Gain More Storage Space With a Door-Mounted Spice Rack

If spices are taking up an inordinate amount of space in your kitchen cabinets, take control of those jars and bottles with a door-mounted spice rack. Incorporating a spice rack into the door of your kitchen cabinet will make cooking your favourite meals faster and easier.

You do not have to spend a lot of money to make your tired old kitchen look like new. A few simple changes here and there can make the space you cook in more beautiful, more inviting and even more fun.