September 05, 2019

DIY Cabinet Makeover Ideas

Whether you’re up for a small, weekend job or ready to complete a week-long remodel, there is a do-it-yourself (DIY) project for everyone. Everyone wants to have an attractively and appealing decorated home. Adding your own personal touch can make your house feel even more like home. There are many projects that are easy, affordable, and most importantly look fantastic. Some of the most popular projects for "do-it-yourselfers" are kitchen cabinet or bath cabinet makeovers. You can argue the kitchen is the most important room in the house and kitchen cabinet makeovers increase the value of your home more than any room in the house. get to impress your neighbors!

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Here are some inexpensive ways you can renovate the cabinetry in your home:

Short-and-Sweet Upgrades

Weekend DIY projects are manageable for most homeowners. Some popular cabinet upgrades that fall under this category include:

  • Painting/Staining your cabinets
  • Changing your cabinet hardware
  • Upgrade your cabinet door hinges to soft-close hinges
  • Replacing your cabinet doors and drawer fronts
  • Upgrade your particle board drawer boxes to solid wood dovetail drawer boxes

Painting/Staining your cabinets

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This might take all weekend but it can be done...the keys to your success will be in the preparation and the making sure you have the right tools and materials. This project will cost somewhere between $150 - $300 depending on the types of primer, paints or stains you purchase. Don't skimp!!! 

Check out our blogs below on "How to finish your unfinished cabinet doors and drawer fronts" or "Tips for priming and painting your kitchen cabinets" for some helpful hints and information.

Changing your cabinet hardware

This can be a really quick and easy update. If you are just changing out an existing cabinet knob or pull all you'll need is a screwdriver or drill and this can be done in a couple of hours depending on the number of cabinets you have. Upgrading or changing the look of your cabinet hardware on your cabinet doors and drawer fronts can make a significant difference in how your entire kitchen looks and feels. Most cabinet knobs and pulls cost roughly $4-8 so if you have 20 cabinets it will only cost $80-$160. 

Upgrade your cabinet door hinges to soft-close hinges

cabinet door hinges

If you currently have concealed european hinges for your cabinet doors, a nice upgrade is to update your hinges with concealed soft-close hinges. Soft close hinges allow the cabinet doors to close slowly and gently - no slamming! Before you upgrade, make sure you buy the correct soft-close hinge for the overlay of your cabinets. The most common size is 1/2" for partial overlay cabinets and 1 1/2" for full overlay cabinets. Again all you need is a drill or screwdriver and it shouldn't take much time at all. Concealed soft-close hinges range from $5-6 but it might be cheaper to buy them bulk to save money!

Replacing your cabinet doors and drawer fronts

Replacing your Cabinet Doors and Drawer Fronts is a relatively easy DIY project  and a cost-effective way to upgrade your kitchen or bath. This affordable solution is a dramatic and aesthetic way to completely renovate the look of your cabinetry without the mess or expense of a full-scale remodel. Available from the online cabinet component experts at Cabinet Doors ‘N’ More, cabinet doors and drawer fronts are designed with a clean, ready-to-paint surface that’s easy to customize with the finish of your choice. 

replacement cabinet doors and drawer fronts

Cabinet Doors 'N' More offers an array of 12 replacement Cabinet Doors ranging from traditional recess and raised panel cabinet doors to more contemporary shaker and slab style designs. In addition, we offer decorative mullion cabinet doors that can be used with glass (sold separately) to bring a entirely new look to your kitchen. Our solid wood replacement cabinet doors are offered in the most popular wood species including hard maple, red oak, cherry, paint-grade hard maple and medium density fiberboard (MDF). All of our solid wood doors are sold unfinished, allowing you to match your new cabinet doors to your existing cabinets with a matching stain or paint (order a paint-grade or MDF cabinet door if painting). Our replacement white cabinet doors are offered in raised and recess panel, shaker designs, a contemporary slab style and decorative white mullion cabinet doors. All of our white cabinet doors are made of medium density fiberboard (MDF) with a strong, durable white rigid thermofoil (RTF) finish. RTF cabinet doors are high quality because they feature seamless construction, a smooth finish, and have color consistency throughout as well as being very easy to maintain and clean. We offer matching Drawer Fronts for all of our cabinet door styles. 

Upgrade your particle board drawer boxes to solid wood dovetail drawer boxes

replacement drawer

The majority of home builders today focus and invest on the cabinet styling and countertops in the kitchen when building a new home. And what might become behind the cabinet doors and drawer fronts might not be up to your standards. What part of the cabinet is probably the most crucial - the drawer box. You want to make sure you have a quality drawer box that will stand the test of time and hold up for years. Most builders will use 1/2" particle board side drawer boxes with stapled or pinned sides. If your looking to replace with an upgrade, Cabinet Doors 'N' More offers 5/8" solid wood dovetail drawer boxes with a UV cured finish and 1/4" bottom panel that is captured on all 4 sides for added strength.


Projects for the DIY Expert

Once you’ve successfully added new cabinet doors and drawer fronts, you can consider yourself a professional DIYer. If you’re feeling up for a challenge, here are some more demanding DIY cabinet projects:

  • Try adding crown molding to the top of upper cabinets. This will create a seamless transition between the ceiling and your cabinets for a traditional look.
  • Add framework detailing to your cabinet doors with scrap baseboards. This will add dimension to your cabinetry, making it seem like a high-end product.

We Can Make Your DIY Goals a Reality

Ready to get started on your DIY cabinetry project? Our three-step selection process makes it easy for you to design, order, and receive high-quality cabinet doors, drawer fronts, drawer boxes and accessories. Offering free shipping on any size order with no minimums on all products in our collection, without additional fees, you can transform the cabinets in your home quickly and affordably.  

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