25 Ideas for Kitchen Cabinet Makeovers
Gluing baubles onto knobs (or purchasing decorative ones) transforms practical into beautiful.
Wired for fun
Replacing the center of doors with chicken wire exudes country charm and keeps contents visible.
Painting the inside of cabinets a different shade energizes without overwhelming. Use your dishware as inspiration for the color palette.
Triple the impact
Give each zone its own personality with a different shade of paint. The corner office is calming blue, the cook zone energetic yellow, and the doorway is a powerful terra-cotta.
Backs, sides and ends of cabinets tend to be plain and flat. Consider them a blank canvas!
Catch the wave
Replacing the wood of a cabinet door with glass—smooth or textured—increases the sense of space.
Refacing cabinets updates the look fast. If that is beyond budget, stripping and staining wood cabinets brings out the grain.
Decoupage on decorative details for a really personal look.
Change the hue
Power blues set a serene tone by calling to mind the sky. This shade lends casual elegance, too.
Stencils add dimension to otherwise plain doors and come in almost unlimited designs.
Applying architectual elements enhances a look. Corbels like this come in a range of styles so can be matched to your home's decor.
Make a statement
Tell everyone what is behind closed doors with etched glass. Or conceal contents with abstract designs.
Communication centers are practical, trendy additions. Magnetic and chalkboard paints make creating one simple.
If your cabinets are wood, updating the look is a matter of stripping and staining. This dark shade reflects the traditional style of the cupboards.
We spend a lot of time in our kitchens, so keep a sunny perspective by applying a sunny shade to the expanse of cabinets. Choose your mood—pastel to neon.
Fabric pops in these cupboard doors. Replace the center of a few doors with fabric for eye-popping impact. Toile, gingham and plaid all look great in kitchens.
Crown molding elevates the look. Dentil, smooth, cove, egg and dart ... there is a style for your home.
Eliminate the obvious
Removing cupboard doors extends sight lines to increase the sense of space. Just be prepared to keep dishware and glassware organized for a neat look.
Focus on one point
A rich shade of red draws all eyes to this majestic kitchen centerpiece while framing the decorative tilework.
Traditional kitchens might benefit from inserting grilles in glass panes. Snap-in versions make the update quick.
An appliance garage on the counter expands storage for everyday appliances. Tambour (roll-up) doors in an accent color inject mod styling.
Inspired by butterflies, this kitchen has a bright outlook. In addition to painting, the owners installed clear acrylic handles that almost disappear but still make a modern impact.
A leg to stand on
Give basic cabinets furniture details such as column onlays, which come in styles from Doric to Craftsman.
Flip it up
Cabinet doors that flip up have modern flair corresponding to the corrugated steel backsplash.