Kitchn reader Alexandria never really liked the cabinets in her kitchen. "The doors are wood, but the boxes are particle board. I wanted a more custom looking kitchen," she wrote to us. The best way to get a custom look on a budget? Paint the cabinets and build them up to the ceiling — which is exactly what she did, and for under $250! See what her kitchen looks like now:
Wow! A whole new look indeed. She shares more about the process on her blog:
You don’t have to spend a ton of money on new kitchen cabinets to get a new updated look.... One of the easiest ways to make a kitchen look more updated and custom is to build the cabinets up to the ceiling and add a refrigerator surround. This cabinet project cost me roughly $230.00. Not a huge hit to the wallet if you ask me for such a dramatic new look!
In addition to building up the cabinets and constructing a refrigerator surround, Alexandria also painted the cabinets, the range hood, and the refrigerator (she used Rustoleum's Appliance Epoxy paint for the appliances), and added new hardware. Total cost: $230! Read all about her project, including materials and a step-by-step look at the process, at her blog.
Thanks for sharing, Alexandria!
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