Times are hard and with the current financial climate you are going to have to wait for that new kitchen you’ve promised yourself. If the thought of looking at those tired units which even when they were new are a style that you never thought was attractive, then take heart there is a way you can get a whole new kitchen without the massive outlay that a complete new kitchen would entail. Read on for ideas on how to refinish kitchens cabinets that can result in a whole new and updated look for the most used room in the house.
It’s not important if you have no idea on how to refinish kitchen cabinets or if you’re DIY skills are minimal. You can do much of the work yourself and that cuts the cost down even more. The most difficult task involved in the removal of cabinet drawer and the changes you make to them will be guided by what skills you have or feel you can attempt. To begin with look round at your existing kitchen and then compare it with your ideal kitchen after all it would be no good going strait for refinished cabinets if the result could be enhanced by a little bit of forethought. For example are there any uncomplicated items that you could move. The fridge perhaps or anything free standing that could be re-sited or moved out altogether? When you’re sure you can make no other easy improvements consider colours and styles. What’s the light situation in your kitchen is it bright and open or cramped and dark? Obviously the former could take a dark unit without too much loss of light whereas the latter could do with a lighter wood or finish to help with the gloom. Go through magazines and catalogues and look on the web for ideas of the styles you like. Perhaps you like the modern high gloss bright deep reds and blacks or maybe you would like a shaker style or sparkling white finish.
How to refinish kitchen cabinets starts with the removal of all cabinet doors. A simple rub down and gloss repaint job is the quickest simplest and cheapest change you can make. However if you want to make greater changes easily you can use one of the modern creative textured paint finishes which can really give a great new look. For further changes you could create new looking doors with new mouldings or apply new wood veneers and finally you could go the whole way and hang completely new doors. Finish off with new handles a new complimentary work surface and hey presto a new looking kitchen. The bonus points are the pride in having done it yourself and the mileage you can get out of telling all your friends how you refurbished your kitchen cabinets.