How to Refurbish Your Kitchen Cabinets ….Cheap!

A great way to stretch your decorating budget and at the same time give new life to your kitchen is to refurbish your kitchen cabinets. These cabinets have probably been in the kitchen wearing the same old color for years and may even have unsightly wood scratches that need to be fixed. It’s time to take charge and revamp them to give your kitchen a new breath of fresh air!

Here are a few tips on how to refurbish your cabinets cheaply, giving your kitchen a new breath of fresh air:

1. Take down the cabinet facings—doors and drawers—and see what the kitchen cabinets really look like, to see what you have to work with.

2. Once you have ascertained the condition, you can decide whether or not to strip and stain the wood, or paint it to match your walls or accessories.

3. A popular new look in the kitchen is to paint the cabinet frames one color, and then the facings another contrasting color. Another popular look is to leave the facings off altogether, line the shelves with a bright shelf liner, and have open neat shelves to organize your kitchen contents.

4. If you have a really limited budget but still want to make a small change, change the knobs on the drawers or doors.

5. If your budget really limited, buy a preparation such as Liquid Gold or some type of wax and exert a little elbow grease to make the doors gleam like new.

Rejuvenating the look of your kitchen can be done on the cheap or planned to use up some set aside savings. Play around with your options. See if the local paint store has a designer who can help you. Write down a number of your choices and their costs, and think about the various ideas before you act on them. Use your imagination and have fun with your new kitchen look!