By 94lves. Kitchen Cabinets. At Sunday, October 13th 2019, 15:19:36 PM.
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.
When you`ve hit yourself in the face with that off-center cabinet door that refuses to close (for the last time, you swear!), or those metal cabinets that seemed like a good idea twenty years ago are now rusting through, or when the cabinets are simply falling apart because they weren`t built well to begin with—replacing the kitchen cabinets is sometimes the best option for radically updating your kitchen to create an exciting new look that`s both functional and structurally sound.
Kitchen design basics mean more than flooring, cabinets, and countertops. Lighting can make a big difference in the kitchen, whether it`s bright lighting for a long day of cooking or soft, dim mood lighting for a romantic night at home. For the best effect, install lighting on multiple levels, such as under-cabinet lights, pendants, and recessed lights in the ceiling. Additionally, a kitchen needs plenty of electrical outlets, particularly along the backsplash. Building code includes specific requirements for outlets and lighting in remodeled kitchens.