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Basic Kitchen Cabinets

Basic Kitchen Cabinets

Next Up How to Install New Kitchen Cabinets Learn everything you need to know to install new cabinets, including how to measure correctly, basic prep and finishing touches. How to Install and Level Cabinet Doors After you’ve installed your cabinets, follow these steps to attach the cabinet doors and level them for a finished, professional look. How to Install Kitchen Cabinets Handmade cabinets add an element of style and customization to any home. Learn how to install handcrafted wooden cabinets in the kitchen. How to Replace Kitchen Cabinets Replacing old cabinets is an expensive undertaking but is much more affordable if you do the installation yourself. Learn how to replace old kitchen cabinets with these easy step-by-step directions. Installing Kitchen Cabinets This DIY Basic will provide tips on how to install kitchen cabinets. How to Install a New cabinet Cabinets can be customized to fit an individual’s needs in more ways than one. Learn how to create custom cabinets for your specific needs like this family that loves doing craft projects. Kitchen Catch-Up: How to Install Cabinets Installing kitchen cabinets is a great way to save money on a kitchen renovation. How to Apply Lip Molding to Cabinets Learn how to add character to cabinet doors by applying a lip molding. How to Install Cabinet Glass Inserts Cabinet glass inserts are a great way to turn a kitchen into a popping, contemporary treasure. Cabinet Installation A do-it-yourself cabinet remodel can save lots of money on your kitchen remodel.
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Basic Kitchen Cabinets

How to Install New Kitchen Cabinets Learn everything you need to know to install new cabinets, including how to measure correctly, basic prep and finishing touches. How to Install and Level Cabinet Doors After you’ve installed your cabinets, follow these steps to attach the cabinet doors and level them for a finished, professional look. How to Install Kitchen Cabinets Handmade cabinets add an element of style and customization to any home. Learn how to install handcrafted wooden cabinets in the kitchen. How to Replace Kitchen Cabinets Replacing old cabinets is an expensive undertaking but is much more affordable if you do the installation yourself. Learn how to replace old kitchen cabinets with these easy step-by-step directions. Installing Kitchen Cabinets This DIY Basic will provide tips on how to install kitchen cabinets. How to Install a New cabinet Cabinets can be customized to fit an individual’s needs in more ways than one. Learn how to create custom cabinets for your specific needs like this family that loves doing craft projects. Kitchen Catch-Up: How to Install Cabinets Installing kitchen cabinets is a great way to save money on a kitchen renovation. How to Apply Lip Molding to Cabinets Learn how to add character to cabinet doors by applying a lip molding. How to Install Cabinet Glass Inserts Cabinet glass inserts are a great way to turn a kitchen into a popping, contemporary treasure. Cabinet Installation A do-it-yourself cabinet remodel can save lots of money on your kitchen remodel.
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Basic Kitchen Cabinets

Paint If your kitchen has good bones but simply looks tired, painting your cabinets can be just what the doctor ordered. Mix up colors on upper and lower cabinets, or on cabinets and islands as shown here, to add richness. These cabinets are painted in Windsurf from Behr Paints; the island is done in Snowy Pine and the walls are Spice Garden. Behr recommends using semi-gloss enamel for painting cabinets. Add Task Lighting or Uplighting Installing lighting on cabinets isn’t just a practical improvement. It can make the whole room glow, especially if you take a multi-directional approach. This kitchen features uplighting from energy-efficient LED tape on the top cabinets, and task lighting from LED under-cabinet fixtures on the bottom cabinet, both from Kichler. Kichler recommends dimmable task lighting for the kitchen so that you can make it as bright as necessary for doing prep work but dial it down for evening mood-setting. Remove the Doors Lighten up a heavy, closed-off kitchen by converting your ordinary cabinets to open shelving. The kitchen shown belongs to blogger Judy Meek, who first tried open shelving in 2011 and documented her steps for her readers. “I have loved the open shelf concept,” Meek says. “Besides the open shelf over the peninsula, I’ve also opened up a shelf over the dishwasher for glasses, a shelf over the coffeemaker for cups and a long cabinet over our cooktop for our everyday dinnerware. The key is filling the shelves with items you use often.” Meek started by painting her oak cabinets white, and is now changing over to Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ with wax, which makes spill cleanup a snap. Add Glass Door Inserts According to glass insert manufacturer Bendheim, refacing your cabinets costs about 20% of what replacing them would cost. Plus, it’s a project you can do yourself over a weekend without losing the use of your kitchen. There are plenty of options besides plain clear glass: you can choose from etched (shown), fluted, crackled, colored or patterned glass, and set off your new look with interior cabinet lighting. Install Roll-Out Shelving Custom kitchens have lots of built-in features to add functionality, but there’s no reason you can’t have the same perks on a budget. Roll-out shelves for bottom cabinets are a must — these sturdy bamboo drawers from The Container Store are easy to install with just a screwdriver or drill. Replace Door Fronts With Chicken Wire With some chicken wire and white chalk paint, craft blogger Amy Gregson transformed her builder-grade oak cabinets into her dream farmhouse kitchen. “It really lightened the space up and gave it a ton of personality,” she says. “It makes me smile every time I walk in there!” See how she did it here; since the original blog post was written, she has painted the lower cabinets navy blue and installed bright-white countertops (shown). Add Crown Molding If you have solid but unremarkable builder-grade cabinets, the simplest route to a high-end look is adding some height with crown molding. Interior designer Sarah Macklem of The Yellow Cape Cod tackled this project in her own kitchen with striking results. Add Lid Storage Pots and their lids are great partners on the stove, but inside the kitchen cabinet, not so much. Get a handle on the havoc and make your cabinets more functional by storing lids on the door with a minimalist rack like this steel model from The Container Store. Spice Up Your Doors The backside of a kitchen cabinet door is a space with great potential that’s too often wasted. A spice rack is an ideal way to put it to use — it frees up the inside of the cabinet and keeps all those tiny bottles neat and readable at eye level. Designer Jan Goldman of Kitchen Elements had this cabinet custom-made for her client, but there are lots of prefab wall-mounted options available designed specifically for spice storage. Swap Out Boring Hardware A fresh take on knobs and pulls is one of the quickest fixes for what ails your kitchen cabinets. Browse for new options at your local big-box store, at handcrafted glass or metal shops or from specialty retailers like Restoration Hardware, which stocks this knob in amber, green, violet, black and clear glass. Add Adhesive Backing Peel-and-stick adhesive backing has come a long way, baby — there’s a pattern available for every kitchen style these days, and you can even design your own at Spoonflower. This cabinet was lined with Spoonflower’s removable wallpaper by DIY blogger Jessi Wohlwend a PracticallyFunctional.com (the design shown is “quatrefoil lg yellow” by designer misstiina). Install Under-Cabinet Shelving Don’t forget the dead air space underneath upper shelves — it’s a smart place to stash mugs, dessert plates, baking sheets and other compact kitchen items. The Container Store offers under-cabinet shelving in vinyl-coated wire that adds usable real estate to existing cabinets without taking up any extra space in your kitchen.
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Basic Kitchen Cabinets

Get all the extra storage space you need for your kitchen with cabinets from Lowe’s. If you’re shopping for new cabinets, try our Kitchen Cabinet Buying Guide and Cabinet Accessory Buying Guide. If you already have cabinets that you’d like to upgrade, try cabinet refacing, replacement cabinet doors or new cabinet doors. Update the look of your kitchen with cabinet accessories like backsplashes, crown moulding, end panels or fill strips, or simply maintain them with cabinet knobs, cabinet pulls, cabinet hinges and other cabinet hardware. Want to take a leap and try out the look of white kitchen cabinets? Maybe you like the look of shaker cabinets? Or do you want to stay with the classic wood cabinets? Shop our selection of KraftMaid cabinets in your local store to get the look you love. Lowe’s also has tons of options to choose from when it comes to kitchen organization, kitchen flooring and kitchen faucets too. You can also learn how to install backsplash, paint cabinets and get kitchen ideas and kitchen island ideas. Make sure you check out our how-to projects you can do yourself to improve both the look and functionality of your cabinets. Cabinets aren’t just for kitchen; shop Lowe’s selection of spacious garage cabinets and laundry room cabinets. Remember, you’ll always find great kitchen cabinet savings and deals at Lowe’s.

Basic Kitchen Cabinets

Basic Kitchen Cabinets
Basic Kitchen Cabinets
Basic Kitchen Cabinets