How to change my cabinets without tearing them out, any ideas?

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  • Ken Ken on Dec 07, 2017
    We will have a difficult time advising how to change if we don't know what you have now and what you don't like about them.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Dec 07, 2017
    we stained ours a darker color, they were golden oak and just didn't go with our new granite countertops. We tried painting them but the grain was so pretty we hated to cover it up with paint

  • Bijous Bijous on Dec 07, 2017
    1. If you like the layout of the cabinets, invest in new doors. You can buy them on-line if your cabinets are standard sizes. If they were custom built you may need to have a cabinet maker make new ones.
    2. You can paint the cabinets. There are new paints specifically for cabinets that "lay" on the surface as if sprayed. Very nice.
    3. Clean well with TSP and re-stain with a polyurethane that has stain already in it.
    4. Add new handles.
    5. Add new lighting. It's amazing how different things look when the lighting is good.

  • Coo31424389 Coo31424389 on Dec 07, 2017
    Cabinets look good if sanded (we used liquid sanding) primed and painted with Cabinet paint. It can be tinted to any color you want. Add new hardware and you have a whole new look. You can also buy new doors and attach them to your old boxes.

  • PAMELA PAMELA on Dec 07, 2017
    WHAT ARE THEY CURRENTLY? WHAT IS YOUR DESIRED LOOK? IF YOU HAVE REAL WOOD, THEN YOU CAN PAINT OR RE-STAIN THEM. LOOK IN MAGAZINES FOR SOME IDEAS FOR YOUR LOOK/STYLE. ALL CABINETS, EVEN THE FAKE WOOD CABS CAN BE PAINTED. YOU NEED TO PREPARE THEM FIRST TO EXCEPT THE PAINT. YOU SHOULD ASK AT THE PAINT COUNTER FOR HELP ON WHAT WILL WORK. PREP PREP PREP..FIRST. SUGGEST YOU TAKE DOWN THE CABINET DOORS AND REMOVED HINGES AND HANDLES.

  • PAMELA PAMELA on Dec 07, 2017
    DIDN'T GET TO EDIT..YOUTUBE HAS MANY HELPFUL DO IT YOURSELF VIDEOS. ACCEPT/NOT EXCEPT! EDIT

  • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Dec 07, 2017
    There are endless possibilities. Here is something I did to my cabinets to change the look - http://chascrazycreations.com/inexpensive-laundry-room-makeover/

  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Dec 07, 2017
    You can paint or stain them. Whichever you choose will require some prep work. If you can find an extra door or drawer from the Habitat restore that is the same as your cabinets, you can always do a test on them before you start on the big project.

  • Mogie Mogie on Dec 07, 2017
    Paint them. Get new hardware. Paint the hinges too. Hinges usually look good with a simple coat of black paint.