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3 Ways To Liven Up Tired Kitchen Cabinets

No need for major renovations!


As one of the busiest parts in a home, the kitchen would most likely have worn down fixtures, cabinetry, and shelving. It pays to keep it clean and organized always—as having these things repaired regulary can result to huge expenses that affect your overall budget.

If your cabinets have scratches and grease stains, a little facelift is needed to give your space a fresh update. Let these budget-friendly ideas help you get started. 

Main photo from: HGTV.  

Build an additional plate rack

Glass cabinets are prone to smudges and fingerprints that can ruin the look of your kitchen. Keep it clean by wiping them using mild soapy water and a soft cloth—after every kitchen task or at least twice a week. 

You can also try adding customized racks inside that may come in handy if you want to showcase printed dishes and valuable China. More often than not, these pieces have intricate designs that can add character and color to a space. 

Photo from This Old House via Pinterest.  

Experiment with dramatic lighting

Harsh fluorescent lighting can make your cabinets look worse than they actually are. Play with shadows and create drama by adding lights with a dimmer switch to temporarily disguise small stains. 

RL Tip: For dicing veggies, set it to bright to help you work efficiently while you can turn it down to create a nice ambiance for Wine Night. 

Photo from Pegasus Lighting.   

Refinish the kitchen cabinet surfaces 

Before replacing cabinets doors entirely, consider breathing new life into them with peel-and-stick veneer. It has a wide range of designs you can choose from and you're free change it whenever you need to. When working with this material, make sure to double check your measurements to avoid uneven and overlapping edges. 

Photo from Home Decoration Ideas

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