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Our 5 Favorite Low-Cost Cabinet Makeover Ideas

Replacing your kitchen cabinets can get expensive. Very expensive. And, because cabinets are one of the most expensive kitchen updates you can make, sometimes it makes more sense to take stock of what you already have.

By considering a cabinet makeover instead of a total replacement, you can save some serious money and put it toward other remodeling options.


Here, we’re outlining five of our favorite low-cost kitchen cabinet makeover ideas so you can get an expensive-looking kitchen for less!

  1.  Switch Out The Hardware

Getting new knobs and pulls can be one of the quickest ways to bring a little zing into your kitchen space.

With choices ranging from gold knobs to black hammered metal pulls, there is a choice, design, color, and even an era for everyone’s taste.

Try perusing some local antique stores or restoration/resale shops for unique, one-of-a-kind options. On a deadline? Check out Amazon, Home Depot, or Lowe’s for a variety of beautiful, affordable choices.

  1.  Install Task Lighting Or Uplighting

Consider installing task or up-lighting around your cabinets. Aside from the practicality of additional light on working surfaces, if installed with dimmer switches, you can also achieve a subtle glow when the kitchen is not in use.

Options such as energy-efficient LED tape can be used on open, top cabinet shelving to highlight decorative bowls and plates, while LED under-cabinet fixtures can do double duty setting a mood or providing additional lighting while working at counters.

  1.  Remove Cabinet Doors

Do you have an area of cabinets that are used as catchalls for large storage containers or mismatched cups and plates? Go ahead and pare down the clutter, take off the doors, and use the open shelving to highlight other decorative pieces such as your teapot collection, all-white dishware, or antique pitchers. You’ll be surprised how showing off your collections will actually open up your space.

  1. Install Roll-out Shelving

We all want that cabinet, the one where we open the door and a roll-out shelf containing all the cookware we need is easily accessible. No one likes having to bend down and sort through a hodge-podge of casually tossed in pots and pans. Lucky for you, they’re quite easy to install.

Roll-out shelves and pull-out organizers are available at all major home improvement stores and can provide you the convenience you’re looking for without the high price tag of a total remodel.

  1. Paint Those Cabinets

There are so many things that can be done with paint when it comes to your kitchen cabinets. From high-gloss, cozy, and chalk, and all the way to classic elegance, paint can be your low-cost answer to a big money remodel.

Paint can even help you give the illusion of more space in a smaller kitchen! Two-toned cabinets are one of the newest trends in kitchen remodels, and by using a darker color on the bottom cabinets, paired with a lighter color on the top, you will naturally bring the eye up and create an illusion of light, airy space, without the expense of expanding your kitchen.

You Can Have Your Dream Kitchen

If you’re looking to create your dream kitchen but need to trim your spending in order to make other features more attainable, making over your cabinets might be exactly what the designer ordered.

At Crowley’s, our friendly professionals want to help you reach your remodel goals! That’s why we’ve put together our FREE How To Get Your Dream Kitchen On a Budget guide.

This guide’s cost-saving tips and tricks, when paired with the smaller expense and a little elbow grease, will make getting your dream kitchen a whole lot easier.

Interested in adding new granite or quartz counters to your remodeled space? Contact us today for a free quote!

Our turnkey process ensures you select the best material and guarantees minimal disruption to your busy life, so you get the stress-free experience you deserve and counters you’re proud of.

Our 5 Favorite Low-Cost Cabinet Makeover Ideas in Portland OR & Vancouver WA

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Save up to $1,000 on your project when replacing your kitchen countertops!

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Save up to $1,000 on your project when replacing your kitchen countertops!

*Cannot be combined with other offers. Conditions Apply. 

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