Updating old kitchen cupboards

Paint in general is easiest and least expensive way to transform a kitchen.

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Change the glass insert in a cabinet door, and you change the look and feel of your kitchen.“Decorative glass takes stock cabinets and gives them a custom look,” says Anthony Longo, who sells glass panels.

Not all cabinet doors are candidates for a changeover, however.

Alternatively, simply give your cabinetry a quick refresh with a few coats of paint.

Both of these ideas are a lot cheaper and less hassle than replacing the entire kitchen.

So that’s where these inexpensive cosmetic miracles fit in.

Knobs and pulls are kitchen jewelry that can dress cabinets up.

So if they’re sad, the whole kitchen looks a bit depressed.

They’re also among the most expensive feature to replace in the kitchen.

If you order matching wood molding from your cabinet’s manufacturer, be prepared for a color difference between new molding and older cabinets.

Natural wood cabinets (especially cherry) will darken with age.

Finishing touches such as artwork, soft furnishings and shelving displays make open-plan schemes warm and inviting, and they are easy to replace and update seasonally or whenever you fancy a new look.

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