Many of my clients ask me…..”which is better, having local custom cabinets made or purchasing one of the well known semi-custom manufactured brands”? Well, I’m sorry to say I do not have an easy answer to this question. Both have their advantages and disadvantages and I usually ask a series of questions to find out which would be better for each client. Some people do a lot of research before hiring a designer and they have already decided on a well known cabinet manufacturer. Other times, my clients have a friend of a friend who had their cabinets made locally by a custom cabinet builder.
Changing the center panel of your cabinets can make an old kitchen look new again.
Another DIY idea for the small budget (short of doing a new kitchen design) that has big impact is to spruce up your old dingy cabinets, for the time being, by popping out the center panels of the wall cabinets and replacing them with any number of the decorative products mentioned below. Or you can just paint the center panel (if it is flat) with a chalkboard paint to add an artistic and interesting place for art or grocery lists etc.. If you decide to replace the center panel with any hard material like glass, sheet metal, lattice, embossed metal tiles or resin panels, just to name a few, you will need to remove the cabinet door from the hinges first. Continue reading Little things you can do to your old “in need of a face lift” kitchen cabinets to make them look unique! DIY Quick Fix→
Maybe Paint or Stain your old Cabinets to brighten up your old space if your not quite ready for the big remodel.
This is part of a series of articles on how to do a temporary quick fix in your kitchen if you know you will be able to remodel in a year or two, but you just can’t stand how it looks right now. The previous article talked about the most minimal thing you can do…. change the hardware, which is a great option with a big impact. (see Quick fix …….Hardware) But lets say your kitchen is more needy than just new knobs. Maybe it’s time to paint or stain your cabinets (just to get you by till the big remodel). There are a couple of things that you can DIY (do it yourself) with some sweat equity and about $100 bucks. If your cabinets are stained and you don’t want a painted cabinet, Continue reading Paint Or Stain your Old Kitchen Cabinets… DIY Quick Fix→