Marcy Meyers. Kitchen Cabinets. August 16th , 2018.
Kitchen cabinets are a piece of furniture that have to endure a lot of extreme temperature conditions. Sometimes, they have to bear extreme dryness, when you set your oven at high temperature, whereas, the next moment they are left alone to fight moisture and humidity resulting out of steam from boiling vegetables. Rough handling and an exposure to variety of stains are other damages that we inflict upon our cabinets. Needless to say, your kitchen cabinets must be extremely sturdy to withstand all forms of abuse. Although your kitchen cabinet material may be strong enough and shows no signs of withering even after years of usage, the surface of the cabinets is most likely to fade and become unattractive. Painting kitchen cabinets is a great way of pepping up the appearance of your worn out kitchen cabinets. Oftentimes, you may give a fresh coat of paint to your cabinets just to change the look of your kitchen.
The Traditional Theme, A lot of us refuse to succumb to the ever-changing trends in the world of design and wish to stick to the confines of traditional design that we believe defines our personal style. Black is so versatile a color that it can be molded into any design and any theme. As such, incorporate such antique cabinets into your traditional kitchen design. These are actually similar to the ones that have been mentioned in the rustic theme, minus the distressed look. The unique motifs that adorn them, along with the molding and traditional handles, all speak for themselves when used. Use marble, instead of granite, for the ultimate traditional appeal. Incorporate yellow lights and not the contemporary white ones for a warm feel. Combine these cabinets with redwood flooring and some unique colors, and create a unique combination of a traditional-yet-rustic appearance.
An acrylic water based glaze is the best option for an already painted kitchen cabinet. If your cabinet has not been painted in recent times, then you can choose an oil based glaze, instead of the water based one. Crackle painting and faux painting are among the other options that you can use to give your kitchen an antique look. For crackle painting your kitchen cabinets, you need two colors of latex paint and a crackle glaze. Apply the base color to your kitchen cabinets after they have been cleaned thoroughly and allow it to dry. A thick coat of crackle paint is then applied on the base color. The top color is finally applied on the crackle paint.
There are a variety of colored appliances in kitchens, like the microwave, coffee maker, chimney, dishwasher, and cooking stove. If the appliances are white, it is easier to choose cabinet colors for the simple reason that there is already a uniformity in the kitchen, and all you have to do is find a common shade that will match all these appliances, and use it for the cabinets. A few colors which can be used are lemon green, yellow, teal, dark blue, red, orange, mustard, pink, purple, and wooden brown.
Cabinet Knobs and Handles: Changing small things in cabinets can make a big difference and changing the knobs and handles of the kitchen cabinets does the same thing for you. You can replace the overused and unnoticeable knobs and handles with the new designer ones that can change the look of your kitchen instantly. Go for bigger handles and knobs that would catch the eyes and attentions of the viewer and distract his mind from the old cabinets. This is one of the best ideas, if you have an extremely low-budget for remodeling purpose.
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