Start Updating kitchen cabinets yourself

Updating kitchen cabinets yourself

All have their advantages and disadvantages; choose whichever is most suited to the amount of woodwork to be repainted and your own style of working.

Number each door and its corresponding location as you remove them (Image 2).

Here are 10 of our top kitchen cabinet upgrades, along with step-by-step instructions chock full of pro tips, shopping lists, and tools lists to help you get the job done right.

Give instant visual interest to your kitchen by mixing and matching multiple materials and textures.

Wood, wood-laminate, and metal cabinets usually can be repainted without difficulty.

Plastic laminate cabinets resist overpainting — those that can be refinished often require special paints and techniques, and results can vary.

If the woodwork is warped, badly worn or damaged, or coming apart at the glued joints, you can opt to buy new unfinished doors and drawers and paint them along with your existing cabinets.

Applicator options for repainting include spraying, rolling or brushing with either a natural or synthetic bristle brush or a foam brush.

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.