Updating old painted cabinets
But what if you can't afford to buy all-new cabinets with the latest storage features and styles?
Love expensive materials even though they don't love your budget? RMSer Hoagie wasn't able to do granite throughout her entire kitchen, so she tops just her island with the classic stone.
So if they’re sad, the whole kitchen looks a bit depressed.
You can paint most cabinet surfaces, but proper prep is key to success.
These cabinets are painted in Windsurf from Behr Paints; the island is done in Snowy Pine and the walls are Spice Garden.
Behr recommends using semi-gloss enamel for painting cabinets.
These cabinets have wood doors and fronts, but the sides are made of laminate to look like oak and were slightly lighter in color.
The sides were also recessed from the front, which left the perfect amount of space to add bead board to the sides without having to add finishing trim.
Note that cabinet hardware can get very fancy and expensive — costing $30 and up for a single ornate knob.