How to Ensure Old Kitchen Cabinets Always Look New

Keeping Your Cabinets

If your kitchen or bathroom cabinets show their age and you’re noticing more wear and tear, you have a few options on upgrading them rather than replacing them.

Cabinets usually don’t need to be replaced unless there is damage to the wood or the wall attachment. Installing a new set of cabinets is a large, expensive renovation activity that doesn’t always need to be done to give you the refresher you’re looking for. If you don’t want a full kitchen or bath remodel, consider these low-disruption, high-impact strategies to update your cabinets.

What Will Keep Your Cabinets Looking New?

There are several things that can be done as regular maintenance or once-in-a-while interventions that will keep your cabinets looking new over the long term.

  • Regular cleaning – Keeping your cabinets clean is the easiest way to extend their life. Dusting and wiping them down will keep buildup from accumulating, and clearing out the items and cleaning inside the shelves will keep you organized while also keeping your cabinets in good shape.
  • Refinishing – Changing the look of your cabinets is an easy way to update the appearance of your room and give your cabinets another several years of use. You can have the cabinets stripped of their paint and repainted or stained to give them new vibrance.
  • Change the hardware – Finding new drawer and door handles to replace the scuffed or out of style ones that are currently on your cabinets will give them a new look and feel. Changing the type of metal, the style, or the color will give a different accent to the room.
  • Change the door style – Some cabinet doors are flat, others are beveled, some have windows, and still, others have trim or molding that provides them with additional depth and character. Changing the face of your cabinet doors can make a distinctive difference in the appearance of your cabinets.
  • Under-cabinet lighting – Areas under cabinets are notorious for casting a bit of a shadow, and when kitchens and bathrooms frequently rely on overhead lighting, filling in those dark areas brings new attention to them. Installing under-cabinet lighting adds functionality as well as improved ambiance.
  • Update the shelving – adding or removing shelves, dividers, or pull-out functionality can add whole new levels of dimension to your cabinets without having to replace them entirely. Changing the interior configuration can be a great way to update your storage spaces and add a new flow to the room.

Cabinet Refinishing in Rhode Island and Massachusetts

Scheduling Your Cabinet Refinishing With ELCO

ELCO’s professional interior painters and craftsmen make sure that your project receives the care and attention it deserves to give you the highest quality results. When you schedule a consultation, we’ll talk with you to make sure we understand your needs and desires, then give you an informed estimation of the project’s pricing and schedule.

Our years of experience serving Rhode Island and Massachusetts supports flexibility to get the job done right and meet your expectations. Schedule your cabinet refurbishment consultation with ELCO today!

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