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A fresh kitchen is just a few days' elbow grease away.
This has been a popular design element for years and is showing no signs of changing anytime soon.
Paint it, stain it a darker color or clad it in beadboard.
Replacing kitchen cabinets costs more and takes longer than any other cabinet updating option.
Knobs and pulls are kitchen jewelry that can dress cabinets up.
For laminate and melamine finishes, be sure to rough up the surface with 150-grit sandpaper, and apply a good bonding primer before topping it off with the color of your choice.
If you love your kitchen cabinets, but want to add some interest to the space for very little money and time, consider changing the color of your island.
Mix up colors on upper and lower cabinets, or on cabinets and islands as shown here, to add richness.
These cabinets are painted in Windsurf from Behr Paints; the island is done in Snowy Pine and the walls are Spice Garden.