How To Get An Updated Look In Your Kitchen With Cabinet Refinishing

The kitchen is the most popular room in the house. It’s where you and your family share meals together and where guests are most likely to congregate when they come over to visit. So take a look around, does your kitchen look like it was built in this century or does it appear to be a relic from a bygone era?

If the room looks more like the latter, then you may need to give it an updated look. But maybe you’re not in the financial position to mount a full-scale remodel of your kitchen and that’s okay. You don’t have to spend an inordinate amount of money to bring your kitchen into the present.

The solution is simple: refinish kitchen cabinets to give the whole kitchen a new look. After all, the cabinets take up the most space. Best of all, you have a wide array of choices as to how best to do the job. If this sounds like a reasonable and affordable solution to your kitchen woes, call N-Hance of Tacoma to discuss the most popular options below:

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This form of refinishing is just how it sounds. New panels or facades are attached to your existing cabinets to give them a whole new look. In this method you are simply replacing the forward-facing paneling of the cabinets. The rest of it all remains so you need to be sure that all other components of your cabinetry are in good working order.

That means no water damage, no cracks, no holes. Everything is fully functional. You don’t want to put that time, effort, and money into refinishing a damaged cabinet.

New Paint

Pretty much how it sounds and, depending on the extent of the work that needs to be done, you could even do this job yourself over the course of a weekend. You will still need to diagnose the condition of your cabinets ahead of time, but if everything is operating properly and there aren’t any signs of obvious damage, then you can choose a whole new color for your cabinetry.

When choosing that color, however, be sure you’re going with something that will match or complement the rest of the room’s décor. You don’t want to upend the entire design scheme with a new paint job for your cabinets.


So maybe your cabinets are still in great shape, they even look clean, well-kept, and relatively modern. The biggest issue may then be replacing the hardware on your cabinets. Those handles and knobs are the main culprit and, once they’re replaced, your kitchen won’t appear so out of touch.

These small additions are relatively inexpensive to implement and they can make a big difference in upgrading the overall appearance of your kitchen. Refinishing doesn’t always need to entail a full-scale overhaul of your cabinets, sometimes you have to choose some stylish handles and knobs to replace what’s on your cabinetry at the moment.

You may want to select substitutes that require the same number of holes as your current hardware or you may need to drill some additional openings to accommodate the new additions.