Updating white cabinets with oak trim
Confessions of a Serial DIY’er has a great ‘how-to’ as does my gal Tamara over at Provident Home Design.
Using unified decor with a consistent colour palette can really help to update a kitchen or bathroom with oak cabinets.
There are three primary ways to reface cabinets: 1.
The bonus is that most oak cabinets (if they have their original hardware) have hinges in this colour, so that’s just one less thing to worry about! Another beautiful finish with oak cabinets, adding a bit of contrast and drama without being as stark as black.
Adding glass to a few key doors will relieve some of the visual weight of the wood and add some reflective value to your kitchen.
And of course you can hire a cabinet company to do this for you, but with a bottle of wine and a saw you might be AMAZED at what you can accomplish (it’s how I trim my toenails…) Seriously though, want to know how?
New cabinets can take up nearly 50 percent of your total kitchen renovation budget, and functional cabinets can mean the difference between a kitchen that works and one that doesn't.
But what if you can't afford to buy all-new cabinets with the latest storage features and styles? Many homeowners today are saving money by refacing rather than completely replacing their existing kitchen cabinets.
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Via Julie Blanner Now the cathedral style door (as shown above with the arched top) is the hardest look to update as a shaker style/square frame is a more modern style.