Face Your Kitchen
Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Refacing

Affordable Cabinet Refacing Doesn't Have to Be Boring

by Kelly Richardson
Face Your Kitchen Columnist

If you're considering refacing your kitchen cabinets, let your imagination be your guide. Take some chances instead of playing it safe with a traditional design. These affordable cabinet refacing designs work! There's absolutely nothing wrong with an even tone medium density fiberboard (MDF) and solid brass handles. They are time-tested cabinet refacing options that won't raise eyebrows at your next dinner party. That said, there's also a good chance that you won't get many compliments either. Because most homeowners often play it safe when it comes to kitchen designs, only those daring souls willing to step outside their kitchen comfort zone enjoy the thrill of admiration from their guests.

Custom Engraved Designs

For your cabinets, select engraved wood pieces that feature an intricate design. Double-edged borders with varying degrees of depth can bring an average piece to life. You have the option of an existing template or, if you dare, commission your contractor to make a custom pattern. Not many homeowners can brag that their cabinets are true originals.

Hardware Magic

Pulls, hinges, and knobs can be the head turners of your kitchen area. Leaf handles are all the rage for nature lovers. Other options include ring pulls, inner hinges, and drop-down drawer slides. Go wild with a wide selection of metal finishes. Or select copper hardware to go with your hanging pots and pans. Or get your hardware in a matte silver to play off of a custom backsplash.

When it comes to affordable kitchen cabinets refacing styles, the only limit is your imagination...and, of course, how brave you are.

About the Author
Kelly Richardson covers the home improvement scene in between his seasonal projects. His articles appear wherever intelligent interior design is valued.

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