Getting a brand-new kitchen that provides the ultimate comfort can be done by replacing the cabinets. But it is definitely not an overnight fix. You’re going to need lots of time and bucks to get new cabinets.
Why do you have to spend a lot of time replacing your cabinets if you can do it in just a weekend or even a couple of hours? You don’t need to replace them all. You will just add a twist, instead. If you are longing for a new look for your kitchen without breaking a sweat and costing you a fortune, just keep watching this video since I’ve got 10 mind-blowing DIY kitchen cabinets refacing ideas. As always, this list is compiled for you by simphome.
10. Peel-and-Stick Wood Veneer
Wood veneers are relatively cheap and can fake the look of natural wood perfectly. Besides, they come in a wide array of colors that you can choose from. Therefore, they are what you need to get new cabinets without breaking your bank.
To reface your cabinets using wood veneer, you need to remove the cabinet doors and drawer fronts first. Then, clean the surfaces thoroughly using denatured alcohol. After that, scuff it using sanding sponge before cleaning it using the alcohol again.
Measure the surface of the cabinets meticulously because you’re going to bring that measurement to the veneers. Cut the veneers according to the measurement you made. Then, carefully apply the veneer to the surface of the cabinets.
Don’t press it too hard so you can realign it when you make a mistake. But if you are sure that it fits well, you can press it using the veneer tool firmly for a good bond and smooth finish. And don’t forget to reinstall the cabinet doors back.
9. Add More Patterns And Colors Using Wallpaper
The best way to get a new look in your kitchen is by hanging wallpaper on the surface of your cabinets. Just like veneers, wallpapers come in a breadth of colors. But they are richer in patterns and textures. And the most important thing is they are inexpensive and DIY friendly. To reface your cabinets using wallpapers, you still need to remove the doors and sand the surface down fastidiously. Then, do the measurements. After that, cut the wallpaper to length.
Using warm soapy water, wash off the cabinet doors. Rinse it off and dry it. Once they are dry well, you can begin to set the wallpaper on them after you soak the wallpaper in a little water in a flat container. You may need a stiff brush when setting the wallpaper to avoid any unwanted air bubbles trapped behind it.
8. Chalkboard Cabinet Doors
Replacing your cabinet doors with new ones can give a fresher look to your kitchen. But if you can’t afford it, you can just paint the doors and turn them into more useful things instead of being just doors. You can paint them using chalkboard paint so they can be functioned as a memo as well. First, remove the doors and sand the area where you’re going to apply the paint. Clean it from the debris. Apply painter tape around the area that you’re going to paint. You don’t want to ruin the frame of your cabinet doors, do you?
After that, apply the chalkboard paint using a paintbrush. Let it dry before scuffing it using a 220-grid sanding block. For a better result, you can apply two more coats of the chalkboard paint. Don’t forget to sand it down between the coats. Get a chalk and rub the side of it over the chalkboard.
7. Barnwood Cabinet Doors for A More Rustic Look
Feeling bored with your plain cabinet doors? Try to add more style to your kitchen by replacing them with Barnwood doors. To make these doors, you’re going to need 1×3 wood boards, nail gun, round rustic barndoor pulls, rustic strap hinges, and some other tools.
The first thing you can do is to assemble the 1x3s to form a door with Z at the front part. Then, you can install is to the cabinets. Add the hinges and pulls.
6. Replace the Hinges
The hinges that connect the cabinet doors and frame are small, but don’t underestimate them. You can make a big change by replacing these tiny things.
If you want your cabinets to look more modern and sleeker, just ditch the hinges. Well, it’s impossible, though. Let’s try to hide them, instead. So, let’s go for overlay hinges. By installing these kinds of hinges, you will get cabinets with clean and sleek surface.
5. Repaint Your Kitchen Cabinets
Repainting the cabinet doors is the most convenient way to get a new look in a jiffy. Before painting them, you need to remove the cabinet doors and hinges. Don’t forget to number them all so you can put them back to their initial position. It’s important because if you mix them up, you’ll find hard to put them back. That’s it and enjoy your new furniture look.
4. Go For Shaker Cabinet Doors
Shaker cabinet doors are kind of on trend now. Don’t miss this up-to-date style just because you don’t want to splurge out on some new cabinets. You don’t need to replace your cabinets. You just need to replace the doors.
Begin this project with measuring the woods. Then, cut them to length. Make the dados. Cut the tongue of the woods so they can fit the dados you made. Then, try to assemble the pieces to see whether they fit perfectly. If you’re satisfied with it, begin to apply the glue to the pieces.
3. Chicken Wire Mesh
Jazz your kitchen cabinet doors up by replacing the flat panel of the doors with chicken wire mesh. The mesh will enable you to see what’s inside the cabinets easily. Besides, it also adds textural elements to your kitchen.
The way to install this wire mesh is almost the same as the way you make shaker cabinet doors. You can also add colored or patterned fabric behind the mesh to make the doors look prettier.
2. Frosted-Glass Cabinet Doors
The blurred plates and kitchen utensils behind the cabinet doors provide great look to your kitchen. Frosted-glass doors are what you need to add the touch of elegance to your kitchen.
Again, why do you have to spend lots of money to get new cabinets? You can get some frosted glasses in the hardware store near you and make the frosted-glass doors yourself.
1. Two-Tone Kitchen Cabinets
Why do you have to stick to only one color scheme if you can get a more marvelous kitchen by combining two different colors at once? Two-tone cabinets are not impossible. You only need to explore your imagination or get some ideas around you, then using a little bit of elbow grease, paint the upper and lower cabinets with your favorite colors.
Those are 10 fabulous DIY kitchen cabinets refacing ideas that you can try at home. Get a new look and new joy from your new kitchen. Whether they are small kitchen or big. And the best thing is you can still salt away your money.