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Kitchen Cabinet Remodel – Updating Kitchen Cabinets

By: Decorated Life Team |

Kitchen Cabinet Remodel Details – Create a ‘Wow’ Factor

To create a stunning kitchen cabinet remodel focus on the details. The smallest details create kitchen updates that create a wow factor and look amazing.

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Paint Existing Kitchen Cabinets

If your kitchen cabinets are in good order, consider painting them to create a fresh new look. Your color choice will depend on the surrounding living spaces. Trending kitchen cabinet colors include gray, navy, white and emerald green. You can change your kitchen style to Italian minimalist farmhouse or Modern Country, Milk paint or Chalk Paint. 

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Whether you hire a painter or do it yourself, give yourself some time to prepare your kitchen cabinets for painting.

A simple coat of paint can transform your plain cabinets and make them look stunning but painting over layers of existing paint will give a thick, unpolished look. A look you want to avoid.

Blue gray and white kitchen cabinet remodel colors


The next detail is a simple change of hardware.

As faithful fans of updating the classics, hardware has long been one of our go-to solutions when looking to give new life to a thrifted furniture piece or tire

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Changing over to brass or copper pulls, matte pewter or vintage iron can change your kitchen cupboard look forever. Compared to the cost of a new kitchen, its cheap and the skill level is fairly low.

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Kitchen Cabinet Remodel – Add a Wine Rack

Wine racks and wine coolers are trending. Its a perfect excuse to add a built-in wine rack or wine cooler if you are a wine connoisseur.

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It will streamline your kitchen look, update it, save space and organize your wine collection. Unless you have some decent carpentry skills, hire a carpenter for this kitchen cabinet remodel. It can be a little tricky.

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Finding a nook for a wine rack or a wine cooler should be easy and in keeping with the rest of your kitchen. It can be on view, in a hallway nook or in your pantry.

Install Glass Doors

Adding glass doors can work wonders to transform your kitchen. Glass makes kitchens look lighter and more spacious, by helping you to keep and reflect more natural light. This works very well in small kitchens.

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You can add glass to your current cabinet fronts or install new glass cabinet doors. Another option is to take off all your cabinet doors and use open shelving. It is a similar look, except its not dust free.

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Open shelving gives you an opportunity to style your best china, glasses, and vases and great a display.

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Install Raised and Recessed Panel Cabinet Doors

White Raised Panel Kitchen Cabinets

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Raised panel cabinets can be a great addition to traditional and transitional kitchens.

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Recessed panel cabinets work well in modern kitchens. Either is a nice change for a new kitchen cabinet remodel.

Make your dream kitchen a reality with contemporary updates. Sleek stainless steel appliances and modern gray cabinets create a sophisticated look.

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Install Soft Close Drawers and Doors

Always buy the best quality you can afford. Your kitchen, like most kitchens, will get a good work out over the years and you need to consider quality that will last for years. Solid wood, dovetail joints, and plywood are some of the standard materials available in the market. Luckily, soft close doors and drawers are also a market standard. Here is a video to install your own.

Soft close doors and drawers are easy on your cabinets; they help you to keep your cabinets in pristine condition thanks to the reduced wear and tear.


The smallest details make all the difference when it comes to your kitchen cabinet remodel. Look for ways to customize the details of your kitchen in ways that make the space uniquely yours. These ideas will help you add those unique touches to your kitchen.