Even though kitchen cabinets and drawers play an incredibly important role in the culinary space, they are often the most overlooked element in remodeling projects. Most homeowners will often direct their remodeling efforts into areas such as the backsplash, the kitchen island, and the floors but not the cabinets. Why? Well, once installed, cabinets and drawers could last up to 50 years. Most homeowners don’t often see the need to spend that much on a structure that is still in good shape. What they don’t know is that with the right tools, for instance, CMT saw blades, they can revamp the functionality of their cabinets and drawers without blowing their budget. Read on to find out how you can do so yourself.
How to Spruce Up Your Kitchen Cabinetry and Drawers
Adding the following touch-ups to your kitchen cabinets and drawers will turn them into functional yet aesthetically stunning focal points. What’s even better is that with the right set of tools, for instance, CMT saw blades and hardware for cabinets at hand, you can complete the project yourself, saving on labor costs.
Get New Cabinet Furniture Knobs and Handles
At a glance, something as simple cabinet furniture knobs and handles may not seem as if it takes away from the visual appeal of your kitchen. However, once you switch out all the knobs and handles on your cabinets and replace them with a new set of decorative knobs and pulls, you’ll notice a significant difference in the overall look of the cabinets.
What’s even better is that nowadays decorative knobs and pulls come in all shapes, sizes, and styles. So you not only have plenty of options to upgrade to but can also select those that suit your taste, as well as blend in with your kitchen’s décor. Remember, it shouldn’t be only about the visual appeal but the functionality as well. So go for knobs you can easily hold to open and close the cabinets.
Improve the Functionality of Your Drawers
As mentioned above, the main aim of revamping your cabinets and drawers is to enhance not only the aesthetic appeal but also functionality. So when it comes to drawers, do the same as well. An easy way to do so is by investing in Blum tandem drawer slides. These drawer slides make it easy for you to open that trash drawer even with your hands full of vegetable waste as they boast the soft close and opening motion.
Other than slides, another way to improve the functionality of your drawers is to get drawer dividers so you can organize your crockery and full-extension drawer slides for the large items. Simply put, if you are a handy person, there are just so many ways to enhance the visual value and functionality without blowing a hole in your finances. All you need is a set of tools that make your work seamless such as CMT saw blades and other easy to use woodworking equipment.
Bring in the Light
Want to turn your kitchen into a modern and dreamy space? Then try tips above, and then install, some LED lighting on or under the cabinet area. This will greatly add to your cabinet’s aesthetic value and at the same time, enhance functionality in a way you hadn’t thought of before the project.
For instance, under-cabinet LED lights often eliminate the shadows cast by overhead lighting when you are busy chopping away and provide extra illumination, making the cooking process seamless. The best bit is that like all the other recommended remodel ideas on our list, installing cabinet lighting is fairly easy, and is something you can do yourself.
Review the Basics
Since you’ve decided to take on the project, ensure you go all the way. This simply means you take time to review every cabinetry component, from the cabinet locks, runners, and latches to see if they are in good condition. If not, then you will need to get your CMT saw blades and other woodworking tools to replace them for all an all-round functional and visually pleasing kitchen space.