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Remodeling your kitchen when you are a little tight on the budget can get tough. You may think that there’s no way to make your kitchen look sleek, modern, and fresh again with the current design. But we have a solution for you. If you want to make your kitchen look new and elegant, you need to update your kitchen cabinets. 

So add a little personal flair to your kitchen cabinets and make your kitchen look beautiful with the following tips:

1. Fill All The Gaps With Crown Molding 

To give a neat look to the cabinets, ensure that they have no gap between the wall or the ceiling. If there is a gap, use crown molding and same color finishing trims to fill the gaps between the cabinets and walls. It will give your kitchen a clean look and make the cabinets look as if they were custom made.

2. Paint Your Cabinets

Paint can make the dullest and most boring kitchen cabinets look new again. So don’t hesitate to try out new colors on your cabinets. If the funky green color which you thought was a good idea starting to bore you? Make a safe color choice in the like color palettes such as white, beige, browns, and greys.

They are charming and graceful colors that will instantly make your kitchen look fresher. While you’re at it, paint the whole kitchen too. But make sure you secure your kitchen utensils and cutlery in a safe place. We recommend opting for self storage units, as they are a safe and affordable way to ensure your belongings. A pro tip is to carefully pack the fragile dinnerware and cutlery before taking the boxes to the storage units.

3. Install New Hardware

The simple knobs and handles can make the cabinets look somewhat dull. But there is an easy and quick fix for that. Change all fittings to stainless steel, and your cabinets will gleam with shine. Make sure that these knobs and handles complement the rest of the kitchen. You don’t want to add metallic to a rustic kitchen or a wood knob to glossy cabinets and a modern kitchen. Find new hardware that will complement the rest of the kitchen.

4. Remove Some Cabinet Doors

If you think that the scratches and dents on your old cabinets have made the cabinet door unsalvageable, remove them. That will give the kitchen a more airy and open look that will make the room look bigger. You can then decorate your cabinets with beautiful dinnerware or decorative pieces.

5. Install Under-Cabinet Lights

Upper wall cabinets are necessary and useful, but there is no doubt that they do cast a shadow that can make working a little complicated. The easy way to make your kitchen look modern and sleek while adding convenience is to install under-cabinet lights. The hidden lighting fixtures will highlight the decorative pieces on the shelves while giving you ample light to read recipes or do meal prep.

6. Peel And Stick Patterns

Putting creative peel and stick designs on the cabinet doors can make them look more modern and trendy. You can add designs at the side of the drawers, so you will see them when you open them inside the cabinet doors or on the cabinets’ back wall to give your dinnerware an excellent background. Adding patterns will give your kitchen the fun element that it needs to look beautiful.

7. Install Organizing Fixtures

Another great way to optimize your cabinets is to install organizing fixtures in them. You can install racks for pot lid storage, peg organizers to organize your plates and bowls, and drawer dividers for other utensils. It will make your kitchen look straight out of a home renovation magazine, and the satisfaction of having everything in its place will give you peace of mind.


If you are tight on budget, then the best way to update your kitchen is to get creative. You do not have to change the entire kitchen. Renovating your kitchen cabinets alone can give your living space a modern and luxurious look. All you need is to set a budget and buy cabinet fixtures accordingly. Hence, in a short time, you will have fully updated kitchen cabinets.