Kitchen cabinetry that is old and out of date can bring the home’s decor down. Purchasing new furniture and appliances can add a bit of freshness to the decor but will not hide the old cabinetry. Cabinetry can be costly to remove and replace; not to mention the mess and down time of not having a kitchen to use.
Enjoy watching me discuss how to update your kitchen on this eHow video
Update the old boring white laminate kitchen.
White laminate cabinetry was popular twenty years ago but now is in need of updating for this century. Use a little elbow grease and imagination and the old cabinetry can be turned into a beautiful new kitchen.
Paint the white laminate.
Laminate can be painted. Preparation is key. Remove hardware and scrub the cabinetry clean. Then sand them well so that the paint will adhere. Make sure to prime the cabinets with an appropriate primer made to use on this material; this is also important for a smooth paint finish that will last. Finally paint the cabinetry turning them into new beautiful decor. A specialty paint supply store should be able to set you up with the necessary materials for the job.
Replace the old pulls and knobs with new attractive handles. This will instantly add newness to the old cabinetry in a quick and easy fashion. The new hardware placed on the newly painted cabinetry will be the icing on the cake for the decor.
Laminate counters can be painted too.
After you have completed transforming the cabinetry do the same with the countertops. Use Rust-Oleum Countertop Transformations™, to turn the existing countertops into a beautiful granite look without the high cost of stone.
Update with a new backsplash.
Add a new tile backsplash to finish off your new kitchen decor. Consider splurging on a few glass accent tiles to really add some special sparkle.
New appliances will complete the decor.
If it is in the budget then complete the new kitchen update by updating the appliances as well. Get good deals in clearance areas where the side of a refrigerator, that will be hidden anyway against your wall, may be scratched.
Do not be surprised by all of the compliments that you receive on your new spectacular kitchen. Little will everyone know that you were able to achieve the new decor without breaking the bank. Entertaining will be a pleasure preparing the affair in your new kitchen.
Take pleasure in updating the decor and never be afraid to dance!
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