Updating old kitchen cabinets
A very simple and quick update is to add molding or trim to the cabinet doors.You can attach using short nails, but for doors that are thin, you want to use a strong adhesive.A complete overhaul wasn't in the cards (new cabinets are pricey!), so instead, she gave the cabinetry a fresh coat of paint.Painting is the obvious answer for dated cabinets, but I was worried that the plain, flat-front doors might still look cheap & bland, even with a fresh coat of paint.I thought that adding simple trim to the fronts would really dress them up and make them look more expensive than they are.When cabinets are updated they can improve the value of your home and appeal to future home buyers.
But resist the temptation to get something too personal or cutesy.If your cabinets don’t go all the way to ceiling, a great way to update the look is to close off the area above the cabinets.This can be done using pieces of wood that are painted to match your cabinets.(Spoiler: nnnnnoootttt.) My sisters & I were outside tackling the cabinet doors.Alyssa sanded all the doors with an orbital sander, & Megan & I worked on adding the “trim” yardstick detail to the fronts.