Upgrading Old Cabinets

If you’re in need of an update to your cabinets but don’t quite have the budget to buy new,  there are many different ways in which you can improve them. Check out some of the following suggestions:


If you have the time consider painting your cabinets – it’s a great DIY project and an inexpensive way to give a facelift to your kitchen or bathroom. If you decide painting is for you, it’s imperative you find out what your original cabinets are made of in order to do the job correctly. For solid wood you can gently sand off the original paint, but that isn’t the case for wood veneer. There are many different products on the market, so do you research or you could end up spending more in the long run! Tip – Why not try mixing different colors to create your own unique styles. You could have a neutral shade on the lower cabinets and a brighter on top.


Another way in which you can give new life to your cabinets is smart lighting choices. Uplighting can immediately alter the mood and aesthetic of a space, and can be done quite inexpensively.

New Handles

Handles are another even cheaper way to upgrade. New handles can be purchased with relative ease and fitted in no time at all, creating a unique look to your home.

No More Doors

Instead of adding something, why not take away instead? Removing some of the cabinet doors and repainting the interiors can really open up the space.


Refacing your current cabinets is a great idea for those on a budget who want a entirely new look. Add a few glass inserts for variety, and you’ll have what looks like a whole new kitchen for a fraction of the price.

Smart Additions

You can also update the interior of some of your cabinets to make your life easier. You might want cabinets that roll out around corners for example.