How do I update an oak kitchen without painting the cupboards

Shelley
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Update an oak kitchen. I don’t want to paint the cupboards. Would like new counters and backsplash.
q how do i update an oak kitchen without painting the cupboards
q how do i update an oak kitchen without painting the cupboards
q how do i update an oak kitchen without painting the cupboards
q how do i update an oak kitchen without painting the cupboards
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  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Jan 15, 2018
    Go to your favorite hardware store to get some ideas. They also sell all of the products you will need for your project. They generally have professionals in store to give you some ideas and expert help if you need it. .

  • Barbara Runquist Barbara Runquist on Jan 15, 2018
    I got some advice at the woodworking store and it worked great. The product is called general finish. Fist I cleaned the cabinets then put a little darker stain on them. You just wipe it one. Then I put the general finish satin on. They looked almost new. If you replace the counter and backsplash without doing anything to the cabinets the cabinets are going to look awful.

  • Amanda Amanda on Jan 15, 2018
    Hi Shelley. A fast update is to replace all of the knobs and handles. For the back splash I would first decide if you want to go with glass, tile, or natural stone. The area is pretty light and neutral so anything should go. I would stick with a darker color since the floors, counters, and cabinets are lighter.

  • Denise Denise on Jan 15, 2018
    You could glaze them and change hardware. I had light maple in my last house and that's what I did.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 15, 2018
    Change the handles

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 15, 2018
    Change out the hardware on the cabinets,you can paint the countertops with Rustoleum or Gianni countertop restoration kits.

  • Tdu18545695 Tdu18545695 on Jan 16, 2018
    Change out handles on cabinets

  • Red26480679 Red26480679 on Jan 17, 2018
    Change out pulls and purchase some precut wood designs to put on fronts of doors. Paint counter top and add backsplash. Add shelving in window.

  • Gracie Gracie on Jan 17, 2018
    Give them a good cleaning and change out the handles.

  • Che27462931 Che27462931 on Jan 17, 2018
    I have those exact cabinets with the exact same hardware. I am anxious to see what you do with them and how they turn out.