What can I do to update these cabinet doors for cheap?
May 13, 2014 in Design Dilemma
These are original with the house (1987). The design on the front can be removed (which I hate).
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Jennifer Stark
I would sand, prime, and paint!
May 13, 2014 at 10:16PM   
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I would remove the design before sanding and painting. New hardware would also be a big improvement. If you have the funds to change the hinges to hidden hinges that would also help update the look.
May 13, 2014 at 10:45PM     
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Rustoleum sells a cabinet transformation kit that I have used and been happy with the results. Here is a link to their website http://cabinets.rustoleumtransformations.com
May 13, 2014 at 11:43PM   
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Whether you should remove the front design depends entirely on what colour you choose. Because of your hinges and gaps between cabinet doors, without the design the cabinets may start looking budget (see yellow cabinets below).
Maybe go for a bold sophisticated colour like black, if it suits your house. The design will enhance the look rather than detract from it.
Also using darker colours means you won't have to change your handles if its not in your budget.

May 14, 2014 at 12:31AM     
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Farhan Alawala
Remove the front design and get the cabinets stained. Also replace the handles
May 14, 2014 at 1:54AM   
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Have you considered painting the lowers one color and the uppers another? The wood looks good. Are they solid? What kind of room do you have in the kitchen? Is there enough room to add an island. You can make one from Box Store "shelf" cabinets which would also zip up the look. It doesn't have to be large just large enough to be functional.
May 14, 2014 at 1:59AM   
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