Looking to make your kitchen more personal? Tired of your home looking bland and cookie-cutter? There are some great DIY ways to personalize your kitchen. It all starts with the cabinets!
A Fresh Coat
If you’ve had your home for a long time or it was outdated when you bought it, it might be time to repaint the cabinets. Outdated cabinets can show their age in a number of ways. Paint begins to peel off. There can be wear marks around knobs or handles. Paint will even fade over time with exposure to sunlight from the kitchen window.
If you want to update your cabinets and make them more personalized, some fresh paint might do nicely. Painting your kitchen cabinets can seem quite involved, but it’s actually not hard when you know the steps. Stick around for next month’s article on painting your cabinets.
If you want an easy update that’s less involved than a repaint, you can try updating your cabinet hardware. Hardware is what you call the handles or knobs on your cabinet doors. If your cabinet hardware is outdated, not your style, or broken, you need to replace it.
Finding the right hardware for you is easy. Just take a trip to your local hardware store and check out the aisle with cabinet hardware. There are a lot of things to choose from and you’re sure to find something that suits you better than what you currently have.
If you want something that feels personal and practical, consider installing shelf paper. Shelf paper is often seen as a thing of the past, but it doesn’t have to be. Rather than doing away with shelf paper entirely, Discount Kitchens posits that we should further customize it. Try searching the internet for shelf paper that really fits your home design style. Then, when you open your cabinets, instead of opening to a bland, wooden interior, you can open to a personalized shelf space.
You don’t always have to decorate by practical means. Personalize your kitchen with decor pieces as well. There’s a number of ways to do this. Here are a few:
- Attach string lights to the bottom of your cabinets. By letting them hang just under the lip of the cabinets, they’ll light up your kitchen in a whimsical way. Plus, they act as a nightlight.
- Hang small ornaments from the knobs. If your knobs are shaped in a way conducive to hooking something over them, you can use that to your advantage. Try hanging something like a potpourri satchel from the knob. Or, you can hang something more chic. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.
For some people, doors do nothing to enhance their kitchen experience. For instance, those with executive dysfunction may be hindered by extra steps in the cooking process. If you want to set your cupboards free, taking off your cabinet doors might be just the thing.
With doorless cabinets, you can more easily put dishes away and get them out for serving meals. Finding the foods you’re looking for is easier than ever. Plus, cupboards being visible will give your kitchen a more organic look and feel.
If you need new cabinets, the cabinet experts of Toronto are here to help. Give us a call or come check out our products in person if you want to see what we have to offer. Our team looks forward to hearing from you and helping you make your kitchen dreams a reality.