I have kitchen cabinets with a round corner- how do I update?

They are good quality so I don't want to replace.
You see the corners are just settle
Not sure about the color anymore either my husband is a little afraid to change the color I'll have to convince him
  16 answers
  • Sharon Sharon on May 03, 2017

    I see nothing wrong with rounded corner. The color is a bit blah, I would maybe put a gel stain on them to enhance the color, or just bite the bullet and paint them if you don't like them. I would put some lighting below and in the glass front cubboards maybe to showcase your collection of coffee cups. How about adding some really nice hardware for a new look?

  • Crystal Crystal on May 03, 2017

    you could paint them, possibly etch the glass, an add knobs or handles

  • Nikki Nikki on May 03, 2017

    Door replacement.

  • William William on May 03, 2017

    I agree with Sharon! I also see nothing wrong with the corners. That is just the style of the cabinets. You can add some nice handles or pulls to the doors and drawers. You can paint them, but they are is such good condition staining them would give them a new look. You can use Minwax Polyshades to change the stain color with minimal prep.


    • Jacqueline Phillips Jacqueline Phillips on May 04, 2017

      I think I might try that. I never thought of changing the stain. I love the idea of some hardware suggestion.

  • Shawna Bailey Shawna Bailey on May 04, 2017

    I like the rounded corners, the doors will look lovely with a new stain or painted.

  • Linda-Mike Weber Linda-Mike Weber on May 04, 2017

    The cabinets are in great shape, I would NOT paint them, all you really need is some handles, I'm not sure why you don't have any but that would make a HUGE difference. Shop around and by a few different styles, hold them up. Unwrap from the package carefully so you can return what you don't like. Depending on your style and taste you can expect to pay from $5 and up for good handles ,pulls, or knobs. If you choose a style with a more boxy shape, it will pull your eye away from the round corners. Much cheaper alternative ! Good luck! :-)

  • Daw14069830 Daw14069830 on May 04, 2017

    When I moved in with boyfriend I gained seventies-looking, knob-less cabinets....

    They also had a 70's oak color! Just adding white porcelain knobs made a world of difference!!! The neighbors all have knob-less and have not bothered with such an easy, inexpensive update.

    Start with hardware and if that's not enough, expand project :)

  • And1639926 And1639926 on May 04, 2017

    I'd paint them white. New chrome hardware. Paint the insides of the cabinets a different shade since you can see through the glass.

  • Jacqueline Phillips Jacqueline Phillips on May 04, 2017

    Painting the inside of the Glassdoor cabinet is a great idea. Looks like I'm headed to the hardware store and the Home improvement store for some Paint or finish it's going to take a while to make up my mind. 😊 Thanks

  • Bernadette Staal Bernadette Staal on May 04, 2017

    The doors and what I saw of your kitchen looks perfectly fine / lovely. I can not understand why you would want to change them. I would review your lists of "things to be done around the house" and invest your money in something else or put the money you were planning to spend into your savings account.

  • Tricia Tricia on Jun 17, 2018

    The cabinets are lovely!! How about wallpapering the inside with something floral that picks up the color of the painted wall a bit to brighten up the insides? Adding porcelain knobs will do wonders. Do not paint them, do not replace them

  • Brenda Brandt Deason Brenda Brandt Deason on Jun 17, 2018

    Since you have the skills to arrange things nicely, maybe take the doors off and have open shelving. I know someone who did this and it was very pretty, since she had nice dishes and the discipline to keep them nicely arranged.

  • Deb K Deb K on Feb 06, 2023

    Hi Jacqueline, I think the rounded corners are very unique, an easy update for you cabinets is chalk paint, you can paint any color you like and even given them a distressed look if you want. Hope these help you out.



  • Mogie Mogie on Feb 11, 2023

    Rounded corners look good. Just give them a fresh coat of paint and new hardware for a totally new look for very little money.

  • Dee Dee on Dec 04, 2023

    Your cabinets look fabulous. I would only add nice handles and drawer pulls. Maybe etch the glass. I would not paint such cabinets.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Dec 05, 2023

    The rounded corners are just fine, I would stain before painting. Natural grains in wood is something special to be appreciated.

    A nice backsplash would add a pop of color.