When it comes to remodeling or updating a kitchen, there are about a thousand ways to improve and dial in the feel of the space. One of the most prominent features in any kitchen is the set of cabinets it has, so if you’re looking to spruce it up and make some changes, you need look no further than your kitchen cabinets.
Remove or Update the Hardware
One great (and extremely simple) way to update your cabinets is to either change or completely remove the handles. Going with newer knobs or handles throughout the whole kitchen can help achieve a particular style you may be going for (like contemporary, modern, or minimalist). Going with no hardware on the cabinets can also be a simple but striking update that can lend your kitchen an updated and clutter-free feel.
Remove or Update the Doors
Kitchen cabinets are ultimately about the function of storing the things you need in your kitchen, so why not step back and ask yourself whether you want some of those things to be on display? For example, if you want to have a prized set of plates visible instead of hidden behind a traditional cabinet door, you can have the doors of one or two cabinets removed and slats of some kind installed to allow you to display your plates while keeping them readily available. And if you don’t want to remove any cabinet doors entirely, another way to add some openness to your cabinets is to opt for glass panes to be installed in some or all of your cabinet doors. The possibilities are endless!
Carefully thinking through how you want your kitchen cabinets to look will impact the space around them and, in turn, the whole kitchen. Starting with simple considerations like hardware and door style can get you started toward the right cabinets for your kitchen and home.