Choose from 5 cabinet refinishing options
Choose from 5 cabinet refinishing options
The kitchen and the living room are our most used rooms. Americans are likely to spend 28% of their time within either room. This represents a large chunk of your home time.
These rooms should be attractive because we spend so many hours in them. Even if your budget isn't big enough to renovate your entire kitchen, you can still make updates and update your cabinets.
These 5 refinishing ideas for kitchen cabinets will help guide you in deciding how to renovate your kitchen.
1. Use a solid color to paint your cabinets
Painting your cabinets is one way to modernize an outdated kitchen. If you feel your kitchen is dark and crowded due to the dark cabinets, it's worth painting the walls a new coat of paint.
If the frames and doors in your kitchen are in good shape, coat paint will give it a new lease of life.
This can be a time-consuming project that can transform kitchen cabinets with low quality into something more stylish.
Before you start, make sure that you have a good understanding of the most common errors and how to avoid them.
2. Cabinet Toning
Cabinet toning uses tinted paint that can be applied to cabinets as you would a clear coating.
After applying one coat of clear varnish, toner will be applied to cabinets in most cases. Next, you will apply one coat of finish after applying the toner.
Toner can come in aerosol bottles or you can buy tinted water-based and oil-based polyurethanes to spray on your old kitchen cabinets. Professional spray equipment is what we use.
It is important to apply the toner evenly. A lack of uniform application can result in darker cabinets.
3. Cabinet Glazing to Create a Distressed Design
To give your cabinets an aged look, you can use cabinet glaze to make them distressed. This will make your kitchen cabinets truly unique.
This cabinet refinishing option can be a great choice if you like a traditional look for your kitchen.
Depending on the glaze color and how heavy you apply it, you can create dramatic or subtle effects for your cabinet doors.
To create shading, you apply glaze to the entire cabinet.
Choose a glaze that compliments the other aspects of your kitchen. Consider the color of your kitchen's countertops, floors, and backsplash.
A light grey or alabaster glaze is a good choice for kitchens with light surfaces, such as granite or white tile. These glaze colors will also work well for black granite.
How to Distress Your Cabinets
Before you start, make certain your cabinets are clean.
Use a dropper of glaze on a clean, dry rag. The glaze should be applied to the cabinet using a circular motion. Apply the glaze to the cabinet in a circular motion. Continue this process until you cover the entire surface.
It is important to remember that only a small amount of glaze will be enough to cover a large portion. Begin with less glaze on your cloth than you think you'll need.
To remove any remaining glaze, you can use a clean, new rag. To wipe, swipe in one direction. When you are satisfied with the result, you can continue to work on it.
To give the cabinets a deeper distressed appearance, apply some glaze with a small paintbrush.
Remove any glaze leftover with a damp cloth.
After the glaze has dried, spray a light coating of clear sealer on your cabinets to protect them. Be sure to get a non-yellowing sealant. If it turns yellow, it can ruin the look and appearance of your cabinets.
4. Pinstripe Glazing
Pinstripe glass is very similar in appearance to glaze. The same type of tinted glass can be used.
Pinstripe glazing means that you will not apply glaze to the entire cabinet. The glaze will be added to the cabinets' groves for a pinstripe-like effect.
This technique emphasizes the architectural details on the cabinets. You want to make the greatest impact by choosing a glaze color that contrasts with the cabinet color.
You can either do a single or double line of glaze.
5. Cabinet Resurfacing
Cabinet refurbishment refers to the replacement of old cabinet doors or drawer fronts with newer models.
This option is ideal for cabinet doors that have become severely worn or damaged.
This process is cheaper than replacing all cabinets, but it can cost twice to three times as much as other options.
And you'll need to keep the exact same kitchen layout. Modern handles and drawer pull can be updated with crown molding and glass doors.
If you are happy with your kitchen layout and think that your cabinet doors cannot be painted, tinted, glazed, or painted, then you might need to replace them.
This option type allows you to replace both the handles and hinges on your cabinets.
Cabinet resurfacing involves removing all existing drawers and doors from the kitchen. Next, clean and sand the frames. Next, glue is applied to make the new veneer stick.
Finally, install new cabinet drawers and doors with new hardware.
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