Making Kitchen Cabinets Unique

Kitchen cabinets are often the focal point of any kitchen space. While they serve the relatively boring function of storing your dishes and pans, they can be unsightly if you have an older set of cabinets. Sprucing up the look and feel of your kitchen by changing the cabinets can be easy and affordable, whether you have bought cabinets for cheap that do not quite match your ideal kitchen or you want to change what you currently have. Here are some quick and easy options to get started.


The easiest way to change kitchen cabinets is with paint. You can do a lot with different paint colors to make your boring kitchen brighter. When painting, it is a good idea to sand thoroughly before completely the painting. Once the painting is done, you can also choose to change the hardware on the cabinet doors that will better match your new color scheme.

When painting, it is also important to choose the right finish. A matte finish will let the cabinets blend into the background while a glossy finish will make them stand out from the walls and back splash.

Wallpaper Accents

Paint can bring in the color, but what if you are more interested in bringing in textures and patterns? An easy way to do this with kitchencabinets is to choose a wallpaper that you love and cut it to size so that it fits inside the center of the cabinet. If you don’t have a cabinet style that has this center accent, you can still use wallpaper, though you will have to carefully measure and cut so that it will cover the entire front face of the cabinet.


Another way to accent the center of your cabinets is with tile. This can be done over a weekend, letting the grout set before you reattach the cabinet doors to the cabinet. If you are not looking to spend a lot on this project, you can use a tile laminate instead of tile to achieve the same results.


Sometimes you need a place to write down your grocery list. Chalkboard spray paint can be a great solution. You can use a chalkboard as the center accent of your cabinets. This can be useful if you like to get creative, change things up all the time or have children that like to show off their drawing talents.

There are a variety of affordable options for changing your kitchen cabinets. No matter what you choose, you can make sure that it fits your style and makes your own unique to you.