Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Refacing
Adding Light to Kitchen Design During Cabinet Refacingby Allison Millar
Face Your Kitchen Columnist
Light can have a profound affect on the feel of you kitchen design and on your overall mood. As you look for ways to spruce up your kitchen cabinets, consider cabinet refacing and other ways to help bring in more light.
Adding Light Through Kitchen CabinetsKitchen cabinets are an important functional and visual element in any kitchen. As you debate which door and drawer fronts to choose, think about the following design options:
Consider New Replacement WindowsNothing brings in light like new replacement windows. Depending on your kitchen design, consider enlarging an existing window opening over the kitchen sink or adding new windows on the wall of a breakfast area. Many cabinet refacing companies also provide these types of services. Consider:
Try Decorate Wall TileWall tile has come a long way in recent years, with glass, metal and stone tile dominating many of today's homes. If you're looking to lighten up your kitchen, try adding glass wall tile above the countertop. These tiles reflect light and add an interesting dimension to a kitchen. Among the options are:
There are many ways to lighten up a kitchen design. As you plan a cabinet refacing, ask your contractor for ideas that fit your kitchen design and budget.
About the Author
Allison E. Beatty is a syndicated real estate writer. She has been a writer of home improvement columns for 15 years. Her articles have appeared in numerous national newspapers and magazines, and on home improvement web sites.