3 Budget-Friendly Steps the Property Brothers Use to Make Standard Kitchen Cabinets Look High-End

updated May 17, 2021
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The Property Brothers have officially completed 400 renovations (!!!), which they announced in a recent issue of Drew + Jonathan Reveal. To celebrate, Drew and Jonathan Scott are spending some time reminiscing and sharing tips they’ve learned along the way.

The feature is filled with tidbits of information that’s helpful to anyone thinking about tackling a home reno, but perhaps one of the most useful tips involves saving a little money while making a big impact in the kitchen — kitchen cabinets. Check out their three budget-friendly steps for making your cabinets the star of the show.

1. Use standard cabinets.

While sturdy and well-made cabinets are still important, they don’t have to be the top of the line and brand-name. Standard cabinets will do just fine. This money-saving hack is something the Property Brothers love to teach their clients, who often think renovations mean choosing the most expensive or highest quality item for every single decision.

2. Scavenge for hardware.

The Property Brothers hit up thrift shops, estate sales, and vintage stores to find the right materials for kitchen renovations — and that includes cabinet hardware. These pieces not only add personality, but they also save on your final renovation bill. So take another look at those antique knobs you thought about trying in your kitchen.

3. Get adventurous with color.

Cabinets with wow factor because don’t have to be expensive wood; colorful design with statement paint and out-of-the-box hardware work just as well. These details are essential in the Property Brothers’ renovations, which push people a bit out of their comfort zones to achieve the kitchen of their dreams.

This post originally appeared on Apartment Therapy. See it there: 3 Budget-Friendly Ways the Property Brothers Make Standard Kitchen Cabinets Look High-End