By 94lves. Kitchen Cabinets. At Sunday, October 13th 2019, 17:00:03 PM.
While once considered a less attractive cabinet option, improvements in materials and technology have made stock kitchen cabinets more durable and attractive. Particleboard and laminates are two examples of contemporary and more affordable materials used to make stock cabinets. To mimic the look of real wood cabinets on a budget, homeowners can buy stock cabinets made of particleboard for the cabinet base and interiors, while featuring natural wood doors.
Once you`ve consulted with and gotten estimates from many sources and have done your research with a solid idea about how you want your kitchen to look, the fun begins. When I say fun, I mean picking out the layout, design, color scheme, hardware and accessories. It`s exciting and fun, but the choices can get overwhelming. Your home improvement experts will be an invaluable source in guiding you through this process. Whatever you do, though, don`t let them talk you into something that doesn`t feel right or that you don`t like. Follow their advice, but absolutely trust your instincts. They`ll lead you to a brand new kitchen that is a source of pride and joy in your home for many years.
Painting and staining is an inexpensive way to update your kitchen cabinets and make them like new again. To get that smooth, like-new look, the trick is in the light sanding between coats of paint. If you do it yourself, be prepared to be working on it over the course of two or three weekends or a full week or two, and plan for your kitchen to be out of commission during this time. The process will require you to remove the cabinet doors and hardware, clean all of it thoroughly and paint or stain it all separately. You`ll need to apply primer before you paint, and you`ll have to decide if you`re going to use a paint brush or a sprayer.