Maximize the investment you made in the 90’s by learning how to make oak kitchen cabinets look modern. And you don’t need a complete overhaul!
Oak kitchen cabinets are no longer outdated or in need of paint. They’re trending and simply in need of a facelift. You can choose to use paint if you’d like. However, updating your oak kitchen cabinets will pay off now and later.
Don’t Replace: Refinish!
Most of the time, the only time you need to replace is when your boxes are in bad shape. Boxes attach to the wall. Doors are affixed to the front of boxes.
Even if your cabinets look faded or damaged, solid oak boxes usually withstand the tests of time. Oak can be refinished for a modern twist on an old trend.
5 Ways to Modernize Oak Kitchen Cabinets
1) Keep the cabinet style simple.
Cathedral patterning and a more is more approach are out. Simple, clean aesthetics rule. Shaker-style cabinets are in.
2) Consider open shelves. Especially on upper shelves.
Trending now: the minimization of upper cabinetry. It’s simple to do by removing doors on your upper cabinets. This technique also reduces an overly woody look in your kitchen.
3) Reface the doors you keep.
Scratches and scuffs merely need cabinet refacing. And Sound Finish has you covered! Updating your hardware is another great way to update your cabinet doors.
4) Re-stain or paint your oak cabinets.
Both methods require meticulous sanding and expert application. However, the payoff yields smooth results. Pro tip: seasoned generations prefer staining. Younger generations prefer paint. You might benefit from this information if you’re selling and know your target market.
5) Add Crown molding and a valance.
You’ll up the ante to custom cabinetry with a custom profile. And you’ll add height. Both molding and valances conceal under and upper cabinet lighting.
Let Sound Finish Keep Your Kitchen Current.
When it comes to cabinet refinishing, Sound Finish covers your cabinets from top to bottom.
Plus, we have a residential and commercial guarantee!
Sound Finish Provides the highest quality cabinet coatings in the industry because cabinet coatings are our primary focus and our specialty. With 20+ years of experience, our unique system paints your kitchen cabinets in 2-3 days!
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