Updating builder cabinets

However, if you are tired of your ho hum builder grade cabinets…this is the perfect way to customize them for an upscale look.

You may remember that I had already repainted and tiled the backsplash, so this was the final step in the transformation!

My cabinets had a glossy veneer which I didn’t sand completely through-I just sanded enough to take the sheen off and give the surface some grip.

Be sure to wipe away the dust with a tack cloth or damp lint free cloth.

Above, Sarah of Smitten Studio renovated her Michigan cabinet and built these fresh white shelves in their small kitchen, which looks special versus expected. Gus and Lula used a jigsaw on some scraps of plywood and came up with feet that they then installed flush with the base of their cabinets.

This minor detail took very little time and added a significant selling point.

There are also several specialty paints made for cabinets, but they are not always easy to find.

After a recommendation from their staff, I decided to give this oil/water hybrid product from BM a shot.

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Otherwise, get out your cleaning and sanding supplies.Builder basic grade kitchens are a fact of life for many of us, but often need just a little decorative nudge to make make them more special.Here are a couple of inexpensive tweaks and improvements to upgrade your space, that don’t require major renovations or time. Pair bottom stock cabinets with open shelving instead of upper cabinets.But I can’t imagine if we had gone through the painting process and not added the trim pieces because they are now my favorite part! You will instantly receive an email from Feed Burner and you will need to click the link to activate your subscription.Painted kitchen cabinets are still quite popular and so if you’re thinking about painting yours, consider adding some molding and trim to give it a more custom and contemporary look. I purchased some nice brushes, a gallon of their Fresh Start All Purpose Primer and was on my way.

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