What is the easiest most cost-effective way to update kitchen cabinets

The cabinets under the sink have water damage, and we never liked the color. We'd like to make them look nice, but can't spend a lot.

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  • Sharon Sharon on Mar 25, 2018
    Robyn, Lowe’s has a kit for cabinet painting! If the water damage isn’t bad and they are paintable you could use that !

  • Tom Tom on Mar 25, 2018
    We are remodeling our kitchen and decided to keep the cabinets since they are structurally solid. They are stained, but we are going to paint them, change the hinges & hardware. I'll be rebuilding the doors to change the look. But my point is, you can repaint them after after lightly sanding them and repairing any big dings, etc. Changing the pulls will also update the look. Depending on your budget, you could buy those a couple at a time, then install them when you have all you need.

  • Linda Linda on Mar 25, 2018
    Paint is the cheapest way. New hardware if budget permits or spray paint existing hinges and knobs a new color. Depending on countertop material it can be painted or cement over if you desire to update its look. Good luck! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lONjlVD17yU

  • Linda Linda on Mar 25, 2018
    Oops wrong attachment. Sorry about that. Try this one instead. https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/decorating-ideas/tips/amp26156/cheap-kitchen-updates/

  • Flo32494918 Flo32494918 on Mar 25, 2018
    They do make veneers that you can apply with contact cement(glue), resurface the entire cabinets and doors to your taste and use poly urethane to bring out the grain, as well protecting them from water etc.

  • Tom Tom on Mar 25, 2018
    Several great ideas posted......let us know if you need any assistance.