3 Ways To Update Your Kitchen Cabinets Without Replacing Them

Are you tired of looking at your old, outdated kitchen cabinets? Do you dream of replacing them altogether, but simply don't have it in your budget at this point in time? If so, then don't fret; there are still several ways in which you can effectively and inexpensively update your kitchen cabinets. Whether you're looking for a DIY project or something a professional can do for you, surely one of these ideas will be right for your needs.

Paint or Stain Them

One of the easiest ways to go about giving your cabinets a brand new look is to either paint or stain them. Stain is only recommended for wooden cabinets, but is a great way to transform the look and feel of your kitchen space. Consider going with a lighter stain to give the appearance of more space in a smaller kitchen, or go darker for a bold look in a larger space. 

No matter what material your cabinets are made of, you also have the option of painting them. Just be sure to use a good primer and sealer to ensure the durability of your paint job for many years to come.

Have Them Refaced

Another option worth exploring to update the appearance of your kitchen cabinets is to simply have them refaced by a professional. Refacing cabinets essentially refers to keeping the old base or frame of the cabinets, but installing new doors. This is a great option for those who are looking to achieve a whole new look at a fraction of the price of new cabinets. Of course, if you're looking to gain more cabinet space, this isn't going to be a long-term solution.

Install Glass Inserts

Another possibility for giving your cabinets a fresh new look is cutting out the existing wood or laminate and replacing the fronts of the cabinets with glass for a modern appearance. This should be done by a professional, but it's a great and cheap way to get a modern look without replacing your cabinets or even having to reface them. Plus, you can choose between clear glass, frosted glass, or anything in between. If you go with clear glass, however, just be sure that your dinnerware (plates, bowls, etc.) at least somewhat match.

These are just a few ideas for updating your existing kitchen cabinets without spending a lot of money in the process. Which one will you try for yourself? Contact a company like McKoy's Quality Interiors for more information.