Updating melamine cabinets

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🙁 We doubled the size of the old deck and moved the back door from the kitchen to the dining room.A new fridge was installed in the former door space.My husband kindly gave me a weekend to myself without the kiddo, so I knocked out the big section of upper cabinets in just a couple days.The final leg of the project lingered unfinished a couple months longer.By choosing hardware with soft, curved lines, Julie managed to give this kitchen a new lease on life and the cathedral style door/hardware look natural and well-coordinated.Adding glass to a few key doors will relieve some of the visual weight of the wood and add some reflective value to your kitchen.Check out how my contact paper kitchen counter looks two years later!

By choosing a few key places to paint you can give your kitchen an updated look and give the oak something to play off of.

And of course you can hire a cabinet company to do this for you, but with a bottle of wine and a saw you might be AMAZED at what you can accomplish (it’s how I trim my toenails…) Seriously though, want to know how Confessions of a Serial DIY’er has a great ‘how-to’ as does my gal Tamara over at Provident Home Design.

Using unified decor with a consistent colour palette can really help to update a kitchen or bathroom with oak cabinets.

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You might be surprised to hear it, but I’m actually a huge fan of oak cabinets…that’s right, a HUGE fan. Well, unlike melamine, thermofoil and veneers, oak cabinets are almost always REAL solid wood. did a FABulous job of updating her kitchen while keeping the rich tone of her oak cabinets.

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