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Refacing Your Cabinets: Color and Contrast

by Gabriel Traverso
Face Your Kitchen Columnist

Refacing your kitchen cabinets is an affordable way to update the look of your kitchen and boost the value of your home. As you consider your cabinet refacing options think about how color and contrast could really make your kitchen pop.

Cabinet Refacing Options

You might have to have a new veneer installed to update the look of your Minneapolis kitchen. Otherwise, cabinet refacing simply involves new doors, drawer fronts, and hardware.

Some Color for Your Kitchen

This is your chance to really be creative and add some individuality and flair to your home. You'll be amazed what color can do to change the feeling in your kitchen. Many older homes have darkly-colored cabinets or a deep, dark wood stain on naturally finished cabinets. This can make the kitchen seem small and cramped, or burrow-like. Light colors will open up your Minneapolis kitchen and improve the mood. If you have the chance to replace your counter tops at the same time, find a way to tie the colors together with your cabinets.

Cabinet Contrast

Consider a dark wood veneer for your cabinet fronts and a lighter colored wood for your doors and drawers to add some flair to your kitchen remodeling project. Painted kitchen cabinets are another way to breathe life into your kitchen. Light colors or pastels might be exactly the burst of color your home needs--or add some real contrast by combining white with a vibrant blue for a Mediterranean look.

The kitchen is often considered the heart of the home, yet it doesn't take a great deal of time for your kitchen to feel outdated and drab. Installing new kitchen cabinets is expensive and incredibly disruptive but kitchen cabinet refacing is simple, much more affordable, and grants you the opportunity to make those stylistic changes you've been thinking about.

About the Author
Gabriel Traverso is a freelance writer, professional musician, and an artist. He resides with his family in Reno, NV.

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