There are many ways to improve your home, from roof replacement to remodeling entire rooms. Some of these remodeling projects can increase the value of your home, which is good if you’re thinking about selling in the future. Other projects are more personal, such as interior design upgrades.
You can also apply some upgrades that don’t cost as much as full remodels. One good example is kitchen cabinet replacement. Another is cabinet refacing, which is even more cost-efficient.
If you’re considering an upgrade of your kitchen cabinets, it makes sense to turn them into low-maintenance components of your kitchen. Here are some tips on how to do that:
Cabinet doors with only a few details are easier to maintain. Instead of getting raised-panel doors, choose shaker-style and slab door fronts. The absence of recesses makes these door styles easier to clean. If you can’t avoid a more traditional design, use glaze to fill the cracks and corners.
Cabinets with matching ends do look more elegant and lend a bit more character to your kitchen, but you have more areas to scrub when dirt and grime collect. With flush ends, you can clean your cabinet fronts with a few wipes. They are also sleeker to look at. Unlike exterior siding, which benefits greatly from the shadows formed by individual boards, kitchen cabinets don’t need that shadow effect to look good.
Many homeowners use decorative molding to make their cabinets look good, but they also have to spend more time cleaning those tiny corners and details when dust and grime settle in them. Instead of using trims to decorate your cabinets, use color. Paint your cabinets a color that pops, or add unique lighting. You can also get colorful additions like bar stools in red or yellow.
Here’s another idea: instead of painting your cabinets, stain them. Paints show scratches and imperfections more obviously than stains. Also, if you scratch a stained cabinet, you can touch it up with a marker with a similar color and the scratch would disappear. If you touch up paint, that part would still be obvious. You might end up repainting if you can’t live with the poor touch-up.
Certified Home Improvement can help you come up with a low-maintenance design for your kitchen cabinets. We are a trusted home improvement company. We also offer other services, including roof repair. Call us today at (734) 522-1601 or fill out this form to start discussing your project with us. We look forward to working with you in Garden City, MI.