Have you ever considered how the cabinets enhance the look of your kitchen? Updating your cabinets is a great way to transform the look of your kitchen and the entire home.

A fresh look for your kitchen cabinets can increase the functionality and value of your home by making your kitchen more aesthetically appealing.

With the price of updating kitchen cabinets ranging from less than $500 to over $20,000, only your imagination presents a limit to the options and possibilities of giving your cabinets a new look.

Here are a few considerations to take into account about updating kitchen cabinets for a completely new experience.

A Portsmouth kitchen before and after installing the latest trends in cabinet refacing

1.  Replace Your Kitchen Cabinets for a Dramatic Redesign

If you want to totally reconfigure your kitchen’s design, you can pull down your existing cabinets and use the kitchen space in an entirely new way. This usually involves renovating your whole kitchen, with a new configuration of counters and appliances as well as cabinets.

You may move your stove and sink into a kitchen island, add a breakfast nook, or make room for a industrial range and oven.

Remodeling an entire kitchen is the most expensive option for giving your kitchen a new look, but it allows you to utilize your square footage in the most effective way.

2.    Reface Your Kitchen Cabinets for a Less Expensive Facelift

Another option is to keep the old configuration but give your cabinets an entirely new look by refacing them. This could mean everything from replacing the doors and drawer fronts to laminating a veneer over existing cabinet surfaces for an instant new look. In either case, you maintain the original cabinet boxes.

Refacing or resurfacing is less expensive than a complete cabinet remodel but costlier than a simple refinish. However, it can provide a remarkably new style and texture to update your kitchen on a moderate budget.

3.  Be Creative and Refinish  Your Cabinets With Paint or Stain

Upgrading your cabinets with new paint or stain is a great way to give your cabinets a new look without draining your bank account. You can update the wood stain tone or use paint colors to brighten the entire décor!

A kitchen cabinet refinishing project usually involves stripping and sanding the old stain or paint off the cabinets before applying new stain or paint for a fresh, new look. You can also paint the rest of the kitchen, too!

4.  Change Out the Hardware to Give Your Cabinets a New Look

For the simplest way to add a beautiful touch to your kitchen, if you’re on a tight budget, just replace the doorknobs and drawer pulls. You’ll be amazed at what a difference it can make, either with or without refinishing the cabinets’ surfaces.

5. Install Sliding Shelves and Drawer Dividers

Even without replacing or refacing your cabinets, you can make them more useful and space-efficient if you install dividers in drawers and sliding baskets or boxes on your shelves that can accommodate your pots, pans, and other kitchenware and make them easier to reach. These kitchen accessories are available at many stores and are not too hard to install.

Contact Benchmark Home Improvements in Newmarket, NH, at (603) 262-1147 for a free quote or consultation.