The kitchen cabinets you have are responsible for providing the aesthetics of your kitchen. If you aren’t happy with the cabinets, you have the ability to change them. Before you hire a company or take on a DIY project, there are four very important things you need to know about the cabinets so you can make the necessary decisions.
They Should be Easy to Clean
Cabinets found in your kitchen should be easy to clean because you never know what’s going to happen. You may spray something from the blender or food processor onto them. Chocolate fingers may open a cabinet to reach for something. There’s never any telling when someone is going to spill something or fail to wash their hands before opening them.
Some DIY methods may change the appearance of the cabinet but make it impossible to clean the cabinets. You need to choose a gloss or semi-gloss paint if you’re going to paint. If you choose a wooden cabinet, be sure to seal them.
Hardware Says a Lot
The hardware that you choose for the cabinets will say a lot about your style. Hardware can be purchased for not only the cabinets but the drawers as well and they can all match. You can find them in silver, chrome, brass, gold, and various other materials. They can have a modern look, take on the appearance of forks and spoons, be vintage, or anything else you want them to be.
You can usually add the hardware yourself. All you’ll need is a drill and the hardware itself to get started. If the hole is already present from previous hardware, you can often unscrew the old and add the new in just a few minutes.
Colors Can Be Considered
While most kitchens stay neutral when it comes to cabinetry, you can go outside of the box and choose whatever color you like. One thing to be aware of when you choose a color is that you may fall out of love with it in a year or two. This means you will have to go back to the beginning and look at changing your cabinets again. The easier solution is to go with a neutral cabinet from the start. Light wood, dark wood, or just white are common options for you to choose from.
The cabinets in your kitchen are one of the easiest things to change. They are also responsible for providing your kitchen with a significant amount of its appearance. While there may be a half dozen things you’d like to change in your kitchen, watch how dramatically the cabinets will alter the overall appearance.