Cabinets in any room take up a good amount of space, so they can have a significant effect on how a room looks and feels. If you are looking to aesthetically improve a space in your home that has cabinets, you can focus on updating the cabinets themselves and in turn let that update enhance the whole room. Here are three simple ways to freshen up your cabinets and the appearance of the room they’re in.
Painting your cabinets is a great way to either help them blend in more or help them pop. Simply lay out any plastic sheeting necessary, tape up your edges and paint! You might want to start with just the outside of the cabinets, but it’s also a good idea to paint the inside as soon as you can to really complete the task.
Staining is another easy method for updating your cabinets. While similar to painting, it differs from it in that it will help your cabinets keep their character even while giving them an updated color, because while painting covers over wood as an outer layer, stain seeps into the wood below the surface and typically results in a more subtle change. It might take several coats of stain to get the color you want, and it’s important to cover your last coat of stain with polyurethane to help protect your cabinets.
3. Updating Hardware
Finally, changing out the hardware on your cabinets can be a relatively affordable way to update them. Hardware distributors sell a whole host of different knobs and handles you can use to freshen up the look of your cabinets (and therefore the look of your kitchen, bathroom or other room). These pieces of hardware give you lots of options for shape, material and color. Just make sure the hardware you choose matches the overall style of your home and doesn’t distract from more important focal points in the room.
These simple and affordable methods for updating your cabinets can help you achieve a better look and feel for any room in your home.