Updating kitchen cupboards
If you are painting your cabinets adding molding can help your builder grade cabinets have a little bit more presence.Check out how Sarah from Yellow Cape Cod added molding to her builder grade kitchen seen above.[Left Photo: Homeedit; Right Photo: Gravity Home Open shelving is stylish and inexpensive.Take down all your uppers and replace them with open shelving.
Paint them the same color as the wall and they will fade away into the background.
Depending on how many cabinets you have, this fix can be a little expensive but compared to buying all new kitchen cabinets to make a custom kitchen it might be a great value. If you are handy, take down your cabinets and re-install them higher.
Anne Turner Carroll from Southern Living not only raised their kitchen cabinets but added more storage by installing a floating shelf underneath.
Installing lighting on cabinets isn’t just a practical improvement.
It can make the whole room glow, especially if you take a multi-directional approach.
If you are painting, this is an easier endeavor because the finish does not have to match.