Frequently an aged kitchen merely needs to have its appeal
reinvigorated. The good news is that if you have an aged kitchen that
demands a blast of charm and color, you don’t need to go through
complicated and time-consuming stripping and refinishing; you can
rejuvenate the look of your kitchen more easily. The below suggestions
will help you create the look you want in your kitchen, without the hard
work that is often involved in refurbishing kitchen cabinets.
A Makeover for Your Kitchen Cabinets
older kitchen with all white cabinets and old-fashioned black and white
wall and counter tile can speak about the past with retro charm.
Cheerful yellow paint can brighten up this color scheme. If you’re lucky
enough to have curved corner shelves, outline the edge in a perky blue.
You can add an open shelf trimmed in the same blue above the kitchen
sink to display collectibles, coffee tins, vintage vases, and the
addition of blue and white checkered curtains on kitchen windows adds
retro polish. Keep the color going with brightly patterned ceramic
canisters on the counter. A bare wall can be dressed up with a spice
rack or a wooden shelf that is either painted blue or trimmed in blue.
This color scheme is ideal for a number of themes, from Tuscan accents
and sunflowers to roosters and cherries.
Fix it Quickly
When cabinets must have a facelift, it’s much easier to paint than to
strip and refinish. You will need to lightly sand the existing surface
of the cabinet before painting. Remove all doors, drawers, and hardware
beforehand and then you will be able to work on a flat surface. Use a
paint roller to make things go more quickly.
– Replace old cabinet
fronts with glass for a quick facelift. Paint the interiors a deep
shade that will contrast nicely with your collectibles so they stand
– Change hardware on your cabinetry for a quick and
easy update. This one small and simple change can work to provide
inspiration for an entirely fresh and different color scheme and style
that you can reinforce with the use of wall art, chair cushions,
curtains and other accents. Glass knobs add a little sparkle to a dull
– Try a new backsplash to brighten things up. Bring some
cheer to a darker kitchen with green and white tiles. Make a backsplash
out of mirrors to open up the space and reflect light. You can have
custom cut glass prepared at any glass store.
– Get rid of your
upper cabinets and opt for open shelving instead. It is much more
affordable to hang shelving than to buy new cabinets, and you can choose
to paint new shelves or adorn them with scrolled wrought iron brackets
to fit the retro theme. Open plate racks and storage let you introduce
color and charm into a kitchen while also opening up the space. Bring
decorative aesthetic appeal and practicality to the area by hanging cups
and cooking utensils beneath the shelving.
– Be daring and go
with an unexpected theme in an old kitchen: Try bold colors like yellow
and mango as a backdrop for a tropical theme kitchen complete with palm
tree wall art and tropical wall hangings.
As you can see, there
are other options that most homeowners can easily undertake to bring
color and brightness to the kitchen rather than refinishing or even
replacing the existing cabinetry. Stylish wall art, wall paint,
collectibles situated in different areas on the top of upper kitchen
cabinets, and improved lighting can really make a huge difference in the
overall aesthetic enjoyment of your kitchen.