Ideas for updating old kitchen cabinets

“Any wider and you’ll want an island in between them.” Meg picked dark-stained cork for the floors. Meg created a custom fixture by hanging a cluster of mercury glass pendants at different heights over the dining table. It's a simple and inexpensive option for your old cabinets that can update their look with ease.

If you are looking for a change with a little more impact, but your old cabinets still just need a facelift, you can sand down their surfaces and repaint or re-stain them.

And the cabinets are only 10 years old, so they were not worth replacing , cheap though they may be.

Since we chose to rent out our house, we wanted to be realistic about a few things.

And I think when and if we update, when we are ready to sell, we might try staining the cabinets a dark chocolate to match the living room floors, or just go ahead ad paint them, but for now we are happy with the changes we made…

FYI, here is a link when we were building the columns in case you wanted to see how we did it.

If you're looking for a way to spruce up the space, and an overhaul isn't in the budget, try one of these easy kitchen cabinet upgrades.

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Turns out the Chicago family of four had plans for an overhaul, but projects in other parts of the house demanded their attention—and their budget—so their reno dreams were put on hold. Meg didn’t tear out a single wall, but it sure feels like she did! Meg prefers to mix styles and materials, so she pulled up a pair of cane-back wood chairs and upholstered benches to a painted metal table.

I told you all about my sad no painting allowed story on Wednesday.

How the Realtor said we couldn't paint our cabinets because we had chosen to rent the house and the painting them would not be the best choice.

The homeowner kept the kitchen's old Chambers stove and cabinets—now improved with new fronts and a coat of Benjamin Moore's Patriotic White—but jettisoned the Formica counters and dark backsplash in favor of marble and white subway tiles.

A Design Workshop stool from ABC Carpet & Home and a Dash & Albert rug decorate the kitchen.

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