If you’re a homeowner who has put off a repair or home project, you are not alone. In fact, one of the most common reasons people postpone selling their home is because of the time and financial investment it will take them to make updates to put it on the market. At City Home Center, we see customers daily who have a home improvement list a mile long, and we love to help them determine which projects will give them the most bang for their buck in the long run.
Cabinets are one of the best and easiest ways to make a big impact to the look of your home without a major expense. A simple change of paint and hardware can give a kitchen or bathroom an entirely new look. As a first and most important step, the condition of existing cabinets needs to be considered, ensuring the wood is in good shape before making any changes. If the wood isn’t in good shape, you can visit City Home Center or your local hardware store to discuss options for replacing damaged cabinets. Once the condition of those cabinets is in check, you’re free to have fun taking on any of these easy weekend projects to transform your kitchen or bathroom.
For paint updates, there so many great options. You can choose a single, simple neutral color for all cabinets. Or, you could opt for one of our favorite cabinet paint trends which is choosing two colors – one for top and one for bottom. We love a dark/light contrast to really make a statement. Another great trend is going with a neutral top and bottom cabinet with a nice, rich color on the island. Any way you choose to update with paint is sure to provide a great return on investment.
One thing that’s a sure as the setting sun is that the trends in cabinet hardware will change. While traditional gold and silver always are a good choice, styles change. An update to hardware can make a whole room look different. Right now, brass is very popular, along with glass or colored knobs. We also love the look of these Jeffrey Alexander drawer pulls to add some variety to the look of your cabinets. So, if you’re not up the task for paint, a simple change in hardware may be your best bet to freshen up your space.
If the design on your cabinets dates your kitchen back to the 50s, 60s or 70s, and there’s no paint powerful enough to cover the outdated design, replacing your cabinet facings is just what the doctor ordered. An update to you cabinet facings is comparable to the best facial you’ve ever had, taking years off your kitchen in no time. Choosing something flat and simple is the best way to ensure you won’t be making this update again in the near future.
Another option is to remove the top cabinet facings altogether and keep things open, or even removing the center portion of your existing cabinets too glass or another transparent material. This is especially beneficial for small kitchens that need to look bigger. However, we warn packrats with messy kitchen cabinets to stay away from open cabinets. The look is definitely compromised when those open cabinets are a mess.
Whether you are completely remodeling or simply freshening things up, cabinets are a great place to start. And we’d love to help you explore options at City Home Center. We often offer specials for cabinet makeovers, so be sure to join our mailing list to stay in the loop and get discounts from us!