5 Ways to Restyle Your Kitchen Cabinets

5 Ways to Restyle Your Kitchen Cabinets

If your kitchen cabinets are outdated and unattractive, they’re not functional, or you don’t have the storage you need, you probably think your only option is to rip them out and replace them. However, you don’t want to live in a construction zone for weeks, nor do you have the budget for that kind of project. Don’t worry because you have more options than you may realize. We’re sharing 5 ways to restyle your kitchen cabinets without having to replace them.

Cabinet Refacing for Outdated or Unattractive Cabinets

The biggest transformation comes from cabinet refacing. This process involves applying a thin layer of wood over the existing boxes and frames and adding new doors, drawers, and hardware. You’ll get the updated cabinets you dream of but without the headache or expense of brand new cabinetry.

Make sure when you choose a company to select one that only uses natural wood facing rather than peel-and-stick or melamine veneers. This ensures you’ll get a high-quality, long-lasting cabinet update.

Cabinet Extensions to Add Functional Storage

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If your biggest struggle with your cabinets is that you don’t have enough storage space, consider building onto your cabinets to have them reach the ceiling. This gives you extra space to store rarely used or oversized items, like roasting pans, serving platters, and holiday place settings, freeing up your easily accessible cabinets for your frequently used items. Ceiling-height cabinets also make the kitchen feel larger and more spacious.

Extending the cabinet involves building a box on top of the existing cabinet and refacing the structure to achieve a uniform appearance. Again, this is much less expensive than installing new cabinets, and you get the end result you need.

Adding Shelves and Pull-Out Drawers to Cabinets

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When your cabinets are inefficient, and you end up spending more time looking for items or precariously stacking them, it’s time for an update. We can install pull-out shelving or drawers in your existing cabinetry that makes the most of your space, makes it easier to reach items in the lower cabinets without bending down, and gives you more options. This is especially helpful for awkward items like pot and pan lids, storage containers, and bigger items.

Install a Custom Built Island

If your current cabinets are fine but you feel you need more space, a custom-built island or sideboard can be the solution you need. Instead of trying to shoehorn a pre-fabricated piece into a small space, we can work with your floorplan and your family’s needs to build a custom piece that looks beautiful. We can create seating, drawers, cabinets, and more, as well as a stain or paint to match your existing cabinetry.

Add Crown Molding to Your Cabinets

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Adding crown molding or other decorative elements to your cabinets can transform basic, builder-grade cabinetry into an aesthetic masterpiece in your kitchen. Choose traditional molding for classic, understated elegance, or consider a more ornate option to create a luxurious feel in your kitchen. We often add crown molding when refacing cabinets so our clients get a customized look without the expense of hand-built cabinetry.

Schedule a Free Consultation for Kitchen Cabinet Refacing and More

If you would like to update your kitchen to make it more modern, functional, or attractive, we can help! To learn more about cabinet refacing or get a free service quote, reach out to us today at   919–809–6161 or fill out the form below to get started.