Refinishing Kitchen Cabinets
You recently looked at your kitchen cabinets and did not like what you see, but you cannot afford to replace them and besides that they are in good shape except for the outside visible parts. The answer that may work well is by refinishing kitchen cupboards because this is cheaper than replacing them and it gives your kitchen an entirely new look and feel. Besides it costing less than totally replacing your cabinets, this option means you do not have the waste and mess that typically comes with replacing cabinetry.
Ways and Styles of Refinishing
When it comes to refinishing kitchen cabinets you have a lot of choices, which generally depend on the type of cabinets you now have. For instance, if you have the solid wood cabinets, you can use a scratch-resistant paint and brighten up your kitchen in no time. A good paint for kitchen cabinetry is one that easily be cleaned and maintained and one that will not scratch. Painting is one of the cheapest ways to get a brand new look to your kitchen. Once you have painted your cabinets, you will want to add a glaze over them because this will give them a beautiful shine and add to the durability of the cabinets.
If you are looking for an antique look in your kitchen another option for refinishing kitchen cabinets are by using a crackle finish, which you can use to make a bold look or a more subtle look depending on your style and what it is you are looking for in your new cabinets. By using this method, you can replace all the knobs and handles with antiqued finishes and truly give your kitchen an unique look.
If you have the solid wood, another option is to strip or sand off whatever finish is on the cabinets, and then glaze them with a clear coat so that the natural color of the wood shines through. This can truly add a definite newness and feel to your kitchen and of course, this is another very inexpensive option to add some life to your kitchen. It does not take a long time to do and the only thing you have to worry about it allowing the glass to dry before closing your cabinets.
Finally, when you want to spruce up your kitchen, the best and cheapest way to do so is by refinishing kitchen cabinets you currently have because many times you do not realize how much the cabinets make the kitchen look and feel. If your cabinets are in good shape, refinishing makes the most sense because you can get creative and have fun making your kitchen look new again, even if you choose the antique style, it may look "old" but the style is definitely new and very popular right now.