Kitchen cabinet updating ideas
However, if you’re looking to appeal to a younger and more modern crowd (69 years and younger) then you’ll want to consider painting them.
(I know your hubby is cursing my name right now and polishing his darts – and you’re checking the birth date on your driver’s license and yelling, ‘HONEY, SHE JUST CALLED ME YOUNG AND MODERN! Well, they are neutral, they are easy to coordinate things with (appliances and countertops) and they appeal to a wide variety of tastes.
Crown moulding is the ‘crown’ that sits on top of your cabinets – not to be confused with the crown moulding that goes at your ceiling line. 3″) that is attached to the bottom part of your upper cabinets – where you would hang under cabinet lighting.
It increases the visual height of your cabinets, gives them a custom profile and offers the opportunity to hide under-cabinet lighting.
While it’s not easy-peasy to do, it’s still manageable for the average homeowner or a semi-capable handyman. Generally speaking, oak cabinets appeal to those 70 and older.
And they will still BE wood – they will just be painted wood. f that is your target market then just keep them stained and call it a day.
This means that the colour of them is VITAL to their survival if you are hoping to appeal to the masses. Shaker style is great as the look transitions to modern styles quite easily. Even if you decide to re-stain your cabinets a lovely tone/colour, they may STILL look outdated as it’s the ‘style’ that is dated.
Try to avoid anything that’s too extreme, as there’s already a lot of activity going on in the kitchen and you don’t want it to seem even busier.
And always opt for a high-quality paint to ensure a durable finish.
However, when you’re transitioning from product to product ‘horizontally’ it’s best to keep things low contrast.
This means that and you paint your cabinets white, you’ll create a high contrast look.