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Tips for Your Kitchen Cabinet Makeover




Refinishing your kitchen cabinets is one of the largest investments you’ll ever make. After all, cabinets are the center piece of your kitchen and a permanent fixture in your home. Ideally, the new look should last at least ten years. With that said, you may be feeling a lot of pressure to get it right, considering there are tons of options for you when it comes to kitchen cabinets and refinishing.


This big decision will have you muddling over design trends as you search for what’s right for you. No doubt you want to stay on trend. After all, this will only help to make your kitchen modern and increase the value of your home, should you ever decide to sell. There are definitely some pitfalls to avoid as we move toward the new year, and we’re here to help you do just that.


If you’re looking for a look that’s timeless, consider shaker cabinets, or other flat-fronted door styles. With this idea, you’re sure to stay on trend no matter the season and years to come. There are also other things to avoid when making your decision to hire a professional kitchen cabinet refinisher to finalize the project. Surely, if you’re like most people, you want to stay up to date. Here are some cabinet ideas to avoid for 2024 and some to consider.


If you’re looking for the hottest color this year for cabinets, the answer is simple-earth tones such as green and anything in the green family, warm brown, black, and various shades of blue are very popular. Fluted doors and designer pantries are also scoring high on the popularity meter.

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1. ULTRA-MODERN KITCHENS

Keeping this in mind, try to avoid ultra-modern kitchen designs. They were popular twenty years ago, but not today, even though we have moved further into the future. You may have heard the cliché that the kitchen is the central hub of the home, and it remains a fact today. Every day, you and your family use the kitchen, and it’s always busy. With so much time being spent there, you’ll no doubt want it to be a kitchen with character that reflects your personality. It’s best to have fun with the choices presented by different designers and online blogs.

2. HANDLE-FREE DOO

Sleek minimalist doors with electric powered openings have gone out of style, mainly because they just aren’t practical. When using these types of doors, your cabinets will get an inordinate number of smudges, grease, and dirt on them. The best way to keep your cabinet doors in style without losing that contemporary look and feel is to go with discreet recessed handles, sometimes hidden in a shadow line up top. These provide a great grip to open the doors and stay in line with your contemporary design wishes.




Speaking of hardware, designers today recommend going with metallic handles rather than black matte. Matte was popular ten years ago, but today it’s out of style, namely because it simply doesn’t last. The black fades over time and you will have to replace them sooner than you want to. Best to go with stainless steel, bronze or brass for your handles. These metals last a long time and don’t require much but a simple wipe down when you clean your kitchen.

Not long ago, gray was considered the new neutral on the block. It’s still a timeless look that’s flexible; however, it’s tough to do gray right. It can drown out the rest of your kitchen and make it seem gloomy.


Open shelving has been the rage for quite some time, but today it’s simply not in vogue. Designers cite the reason that it’s too tough to maintain, with all the dusting you have to do when you have this type of shelving. A better option today that’s back in style is closed shelving. It’s simply more practical.


We hope these tips help you on your journey toward the kitchen of your dreams. Remember, refinishing your kitchen cabinets is not a DIY project for the weekend warrior. It takes precision, experience and a great amount of skill to get it right. So, hire a pro! If you’re in Upstate South Carolina, give us a call at Greenville Refinishing. We’ll be happy to come to your home and provide you a direct quote for the job.

Call us today for your free quote! 864-252-5106

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