7 Tricks For Updating Your Kitchen Cabinets On A Budget in St. Louis, MO
In the course of renovating your home, one room you may want to update over the others is the kitchen — it is a room that gets a lot of use owing to the fact that most people make food for themselves at least once a day.
Of course, it’s understandable that you may be wary of what you can do in terms of kitchen updating — and updating the look of your kitchen cabinets can be done with a budget in mind if you know what you’re doing.
Let’s look at seven tricks for updating your kitchen cabinets on a budget in St. Louis, MO
1. Hardware From A Thrift Store
It may seem like a fairly trivial thing, but changing the hardware — the pulls on the drawers and the cabinets, for example — can make a fairly big impact on how your cabinets look.
You don’t have to spend big money to get new hardware, either — there are thrift stores and secondhand stores where you can get hardware for your kitchen cabinets at a reduced price.
By doing this, you can make your kitchen cabinets look nicer without spending a lot of money.
2. Buy Better Quality Paint
Of course you may be wondering how buying better quality (that is usually more expensive) paint is going to lower the cost of your kitchen cabinet updating.
This is a fairly simple thing — the better quality paint that you can find will generally last you longer, and cheaper paint can sometimes last significantly less time before it starts to look like it needs to be repainted — or worse, starts having problems that need to be corrected.
Better to get better paint in the first place and have a paint job that lasts that much longer.
3. Use Stencils To Change The Look
If you’re familiar with certain works of graffiti on buildings, you may not be aware that the way that they suddenly pop up on buildings quickly is that the artists make stencils and then apply the artwork to the building.
There are many stencils out there that you can buy that, when applied to your kitchen cabinets and combined with a good paint can give them a whole new look.
Better yet, if you don’t care for how they look you can always go over the paint with the original color and then try anew with a different stencil.
4. Peelable Stickers
One of the simplest and most cost effective ways that you can update the look of your kitchen cabinets is to use peelable stickers.
The nice thing about peelable stickers is that you can apply them to your cabinets and then reposition them as you see fit to keep changing the look until you are happy with how it looks.
Ultimately you can even remove the stickers if you want to go with a different look.
5. Remove Some Doors
An absolutely no-cost solution to change the look of your kitchen cabinets on a budget is to entirely remove the kitchen cabinet doors — or selectively remove them.
The nice thing about this is that you really change the look of the cabinets overall and the only thing that it costs you is the time to do it.
Another bonus that people find is that it is easier to see into the cabinets, and it is better for storage in terms of accessing things.
6. Peelable Wallpaper
Though it’s an odd way to decorate, you can often get peelable wallpaper — wallpaper that’s meant to be put on only temporarily — at a discount, particularly when it’s an odd amount.
You can use this wallpaper to radically change the look of your cabinets and when you want to change them once more you can easily peel it off.
7. Change Door Inserts
The kitchen cabinets you find in most kitchens have a door insert — it’s almost like the door is a frame and the insert is a picture.
You can take the door apart in a way and change the door insert and even make it into a glass or plexiglass insert — and so add a nice touch to your kitchen cabinet doors.
You can imagine that the cost of doing this is considerably less than replacing your cabinet doors and yet it still gives it a good look.
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