Updating Cabinet Doors; An Easy Makeover

Updating Cabinet Doors; An Easy Makeover

With the housing market in a lethargic state, and home sales becoming much more competitive, several homeowners are actively deciding to remodel or renovate their existing homes in much larger numbers compared to the previous years. Remodeling give you an extra edge in the competitive real estate resale marketplace.

One of the most popular renovation destinations is the kitchen, as many homeowners see this as a prime area for improvements that will reap a greater return when the opportunity to sell arrives. Homeowners may upgrade a wide variety of assets, from the kitchen floors or the appliances, to the counter-tops. However, an addition as simple as updating the hardware on your kitchen cabinet doors can be an incredibly cost effective way to add value to your home.

By replacing the cabinet doors in your home, you can give your home a new look without investing an exorbitant amount of time and money. Doors may look too old and tacky, which can bring down the whole look and feel of a room. New cabinet doors will make any room look better, and in some cases, entirely different! Modernizing your cabinets can be as easy as taking off old hardware, wood knobs and other items mounted to your doors.

Resurfacing the wooden material plays a huge role in updating your cabinet doors. A stain or primer can be used to coat the door panel after you have completely sanded it. Don’t forget to apply paint and stain remover to completely remove the old finish before you start applying a stain finish. After the primer is set, you can then apply a coat of paint that will complement the style of the kitchen area. Be sure to lightly sand in between each coat, regardless of the finish you are using. Your local paint store can provide you with the proper stain or paint, including quality applicators.

Choosing the right color for your cabinet doors is an important decision. Match swatches of different colors until you find a color combination that you like. You could also get some idea from home improvement magazines or online.

Cindy Daniel
Oklahoma City Real Estate

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