4 Ways To Increase The Visual Appeal Of Your Kitchen Cabinets

Your kitchen should reflect your personality in every way possible. When remodeling, you may not be able to necessarily afford all brand new cabinets, and that's okay. Luckily, there are ways to get around this. In fact, here are four fantastic ideas to help spruce up the appearance of your existing cabinets:

1. Add Some Textured Glass

Kitchens can often be one of the hardest rooms in the home to decorate. However, you can easily create some built-in décor by switching out the inside panels of your kitchen cabinet doors to pieces of ribbed glass. Some homeowners will opt for clear glass, but clear glass doesn't work effectively for every single space . Ribbed glass adds a touch of sophistication and visual appeal to the space while also helping your everyday dishes stand out.

2. Put Your Dishes on Display

If you have decorative dishes that you would like to display for the world to see, but you don't have any room to install open shelving in the kitchen, you may want to consider opting for that plain, clear glass previously mentioned. This will allow those statement dishes to be seen easily. Whether it is playful pottery, sentimental china or fine antiques, your personal collections of colorful dinnerware can be put on display. This works very well if you have a kitchen that is all-white.

3. Consider Going Two-Toned

Another way to add some visual appeal to your kitchen space is to use two colors for your kitchen cabinets. If your main cabinetry takes up a single wall in the kitchen, two-toned is a great way to create a focal point in the kitchen. For instance, you could have the overall color, including the backdrop, be white, and then use a dark-stain for some of the other cabinet doors to really set the mood for the entire space. Choosing two-tone can create an upscale, sophisticated appearance that looks like it cost thousands of dollars when in reality it would only cost a fraction of that if you did it yourself.

4. Add Some Chicken Wire

For a traditional, country chic or rustic-themed kitchen, you may want to consider removing the glass from your cabinets altogether and replacing it with chicken wire. Chicken wire is a trendy, inexpensive and quick way to update your kitchen cabinets. If you don't like the color of the chicken wire, don't hesitate to paint it to match your kitchen décor.

For more ideas on how to add life to your kitchen, consult with a kitchen remodeling contractor from a company like Sierra Remodeling & Home Builders Inc.