A beautiful kitchen is one of those things that is at the top of everyone’s list when hunting for a home or apartment in Warsaw, Indiana. Some even have called it the “heart of the home.” But, remodeling a kitchen can be costly and take quite a bit of time.
If you’re looking to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty this weekend, here are the DIY kitchen update ideas for you;
1. Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets
If your kitchen is physically intact but simply looks tired, painting your cabinets can be just what you need. Mix up colors on upper and lower cabinets, or on cabinets and islands to add richness.
If you’re having all your cabinets repainted, you’ll probably want to hire a professional painting contractor.
2. Change the Door Handles
Too often, the impact of cabinet door handles is underestimated. However, this simple change can rejuvenate your kitchen or personalize it.
Use your imagination to choose handles that will enhance your cabinets and give your kitchen a look that you want.
3. Add Crown Molding
A straightforward and quick update is to add molding or trim to the cabinet doors. You can attach it using short nails, but for thin doors, you want to use a strong adhesive.
If you won’t be painting over the doors completely, remember to stain or paint the trim to match before attaching it to the cabinets.
4. Apply Vinyl to Give it Style
You can transform your old melamine cabinets by covering them up with a vinyl film in wood texture, for example. Several companies offer exciting vinyl textures and a variety of finishes. Their experts will also explain how to use it.
5. Install Under Cabinet Lighting
There’s a missing element in most Warsaw kitchens, and it’s not a 4-acre refrigerator. No, it’s simply good lighting. The hidden fixtures of under-cabinet task lighting are fairly easy to retrofit beneath upper wall cabinets.
They bathe the countertop in bright white light—a boon for everything from dicing veggies to reading recipes.
Connect the fixtures to a dimmer switch, and you also have the key to dramatic accent lighting or a night light for midnight snackers. If you’re a bit tentative about working with electricity, don’t worry. Most installations are shock-free and straightforward, as long as you disconnect the mains at the breaker.
6. Remove Doors
If you love the open shelving, remove the doors of your cabinets to create an open shelving look. It can open up space visually and also allows you to show off some of your prettier items.
We suggest patching the holes where the door hardware was and then giving everything a fresh coat of paint to help it feel updated and intentional.
You can take it one step further by painting the inside of your cabinets a contrasting color or installing wallpaper or tile on the back of the cabinets.
The Bottom Line
If your kitchen cabinets are still physically intact but looking a little dated, you don’t have to rip them down. Simple updates like the ones suggested above might be all you need to give your cabinets a fresh look and improve your kitchen’s aesthetics.
If you’re considering repainting your kitchen cabinets, Matthew’s Painting Company can help!
Our crew has decades of experience in cabinet refinishing, currently serving the areas of Warsaw, Syracuse, Lake Tippecanoe area, Winona Lake area, Columbia City, Indiana, and surrounding Indiana cities.
To give us a try, book a FREE estimate below or call us on (574) 834-3575 for more details.