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Easy Updates for Your Kitchen Cabinets

In many homes, the kitchen is now a room that is used for so much more than cooking. As one of the most used rooms in the home, you often find that many kitchens now have dedicated areas for dining, watching TV and even working out. As it becomes more stylish to spend most of your time in the kitchen, whether you’re eating, socialising or working, it’s even more important to keep the décor updated and enhance the interiors.

Unique Decoupage

Kitchen cabinets

It’s a trend that has taken over many Pinterest boards, but decoupage is now becoming more and more popular in interior design. Start by painting your kitchen cupboard doors in a light gloss, then cut some wallpaper to shape and place it into the door panel. This is a really good way of adding a unique touch to your kitchen, as well as enhancing the character and creating a bright, bold look. The great thing about this kind of cabinet update is that it’s very easy to change if you suddenly change your mind, or fancy a new design.

Repainting or Replacing

Kitchen cabinets

Repainting your kitchen cabinet doors is a very cost effective way of updating them. By giving your kitchen units a fresh lick of paint, you can instantly change the whole look of your kitchen and lift the atmosphere. When you’re happy with the style and layout of your kitchen it’s not always necessary to replace the whole body, which is where repainting the doors works so well. If you do feel, however, that your kitchen cabinet doors aren’t quite as stylish and neat as you want, and a fresh lick of paint won’t change this, then you may find that investing in some replacement kitchen doors will solve your problem. Replacement kitchen doors are a cost-effective way of replacing your kitchen and creating a whole new look for less. There are a whole range of different door styles, colours and finishes available too, so you can find the perfect cabinet doors for your kitchen style.

Introduce Lighting

Kitchen Lighting

If you really want to give your kitchen the ‘wow’ factor whilst adding practical touches at the same time, adding lighting to your cabinets is going to really make your interiors pop with character. By introducing task lighting or up lighting to your kitchen cabinets you can instantly transform your kitchen, giving it a delicate glow that will lift the atmosphere as well as brighten the décor. If you wanted to go the extra mile and make a really unique change to your cabinets, introducing mood lighting would really enable you to control the feel within the room, with a contemporary finish.

Window Style Glass

Glass Doors

For those looking for a way to lift the atmosphere within your kitchen and create a light and airy feel, glass panelled cabinets are just for you. Switching the centre panel of your cabinet door for a chic glass panel will instantly transform your cabinets, giving them a classic, stylish look. This kind of cabinet update is ideal for kitchens with dark oak or wooden cabinets, as the glass will enhance the cabinet style and add a touch of character to the area.

Open Cabinets

Open Cupboards

For many kitchens, cabinets can make the area feel smaller and cramped. If you have this problem with your kitchen cabinets, then you may find this update really beneficial. Simply removing your kitchen cupboard doors and having your cabinets open has become a really popular update. This décor style is great for opening up the kitchen and creating a bold, fresh feel within the room. You can also add character by switching your current crockery for some colourful, bold pieces that will stand out from the shelves.

Bold Hardware

One of the easiest and most effective ways to update your current kitchen cabinets is simply to replace the hardware. It may seem like a small, pointless change, but when you replace your current hardware for some stylish, bold handles you will instantly notice your cabinets stand out more. You can keep it subtle with some neat, classic handles, or you can add a burst of character with some chic diamante styles or a selection of different finishes from matte to high shine.

About the author: Jasmine Smith is a passionate writer and lover of coffee and chocolate. With a notebook and pen in one hand and her laptop on her knee, Jasmine is always thinking of new and exciting content ideas, as well as interior projects to get started on! 

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