Last updated on November 8th, 2023
With your kitchen cabinets bearing the brunt of your exotic sauces, it’s not surprising that they lose their sheen over time. And let’s face it, seeing the same old design can get a tad boring too. But while you wish you could give them a revamp, financial constraints can be a huge hurdle.
To bring the cheer back into your life, we have some exciting low-budget hacks for your kitchen cabinetry. You can now give your kitchen decor a new look without putting a dent in your savings account. Intrigued? Let’s dive in!
1. Open Storage
Open storage adds dimension to your kitchen. To get your heart’s desire, all you need to do is remove the shutters from your overhead cabinets. You may have to remove the supporting frame and the hinges too, but once you have given it a bit of spit and polish, your kitchen will dazzle the eyes with its display of crockery, jars, and other paraphernalia. And to think, all you had to do was remove the shutters!
Tip: To take it a step further, add a splash of paint to the shelves or the back of your cabinet to add an interesting element to the decor.
2. Add a Pop of Color
While a total overhaul is out of the question, you can do the next best thing by selecting a cabinet or two for your pop of color. All you need to do is select a laminate that complements the existing cabinets. A bit of texture on the laminate will work too, as it will add dimension. However, for better impact, stick to one or two units only.
Tip: For a playful look, try more than one color on your cabinets.
3. New Hardware
It may be time to say goodbye to your old hardware. Smart metallics, blacks, or quirky finds can dramatically change the way your kitchen looks. This seen-to-be-believed gimmick can turn your kitchen decor around with minimum expense. You can always implement the other ideas in tandem for a radically different look. Bold handles are a better bet, as they draw your eyes away from the blemishes on your cabinets.
Tip: Try to find handles of the same size so that you don’t need to drill extra holes. These can be hard to disguise.
4. A Coat of Paint
A coat of paint can do wonders for your kitchen cabinets. Interestingly, painting works on laminated cabinets too, as long as you give the surface a light rub with sandpaper. A few coats of exciting colors will not only change the look of your cabinets but your kitchen too! This is an option you should consider, as you will get a uniform look.
Tip: Hire an experienced painter to do the job so that you get a brand-new look.
5. How about Glass Shutters
Neatly framed glass shutters are just the thing to elevate the look of your kitchen. Your designer crockery or mug collection will further accentuate the beauty of your cabinets. To take it a step further, add lighting to the cabinet to add to the beauty of the display. However, make sure you place the glass cabinets away from the cooking stove. While glass cabinets near the stove may work in Western countries, Indian kitchens can be tricky because of oil splatter.
Tip: If you are not a neat freak, you may want to opt for frosted glass.
Sometimes all your kitchen needs is a good scrub to spruce up the decor. But when you feel you need a change, these suggestions can come in handy. For the rest, work on your countertop display and put some plants on the window sill to enhance the look. And hey, we offer plenty of tips on kitchen decor on homebliss.in. Why not log in and check out other ideas too?