Top Cabinet Refinishing Door Ideas for Your Home

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Refreshing the cabinets that decorate your home is a powerful way to transform any room. After all, these features are designed to stand out, protruding from your walls to store various items. Whether your cabinets are fading, deteriorating, or simply falling out of style, here are some great cabinet refinishing door ideas for your home.

Top Cabinet Refinishing Door Ideas

Introduce a New Color for Your Interior

While your walls, floor, and ceiling constitute a room’s primary color palette, cabinets are excellent canvasses for splashes of color. One the one hand, you might consider restoring the existing color of your cabinets after years of fading. If you’d like to try something new, however, consider colors that create a stark contrast with the rest of the room. Alternatively, you might try to create further cohesion by matching your cabinet’s color scheme with your walls. Whatever the case, going this route relies on applying high-quality paint that can stand up to impact, abrasion, sunlight, and other threats. A reputable cabinet painting company can help you with both the color selection and coating processes.

Read our previous blog, “Cabinet Painting: 5 Ideas to Color-Coordinate Bathroom and Kitchen Cabinets,” for more cabinet paint color ideas.

Separate Top and Bottom Cabinet Doors Visually

You can view a room’s cabinets in more ways than one. In many cases, homeowners consider their cabinets as one large feature, selecting an aesthetic that applies to every cabinet door in a given space. Of course, you don’t have to refinish cabinet doors the exact same way, even if they’re part of the same unit. While choosing a different color for each cabinet door might be too expensive and gaudy for most people’s preferences, you might consider choosing different colors or finishes for your upper and lower cabinet doors. A quick online search will reveal many kitchens that adhere to this two-toned cabinet aesthetic, such as black drawers underneath the sink and/or island and white doors affixed to the walls. Taking this approach can make your space that much more dynamic.

Emphasize Your Wood Cabinets’ Natural Beauty with Stain

The decision to paint or stain kitchen cabinets is a major one. As mentioned earlier, paint allows for a nearly endless array of color options. Stain, on the other hand, isn’t as thick or as customizable in this way. One advantage stain has over paint, however, is that it protects the underlying surface while still allowing its texture and color to show through. As such, homeowners who enjoy the look of wood grain and the brown or beige color that comes with it often opt to stain their cabinets. For some rooms, freshly stained, well-maintained cabinets elevate the space in a subtle, rustic way. Our blog, “Kitchen Cabinets: Staining vs. Painting” goes over this dilemma in more detail, outlining the pros and cons of both choices.

Install New Hardware

Though cabinet refinishing primarily refers to cleaning, sanding, and resurfacing cabinets with fresh coatings, it also often involves the installation of new hardware (e.g., handles, knobs, hinges). Indeed, updating your cabinet’s appearance presents the perfect opportunity to change out its hardware. While fresh handles might not seem likely to make much of a difference in your home, the right choices can make a major impact, especially when you keep in mind your desired atmosphere of the entire room.

Work with Cabinet Refinishing Professionals

Plenty of planning and work goes into most cabinet door refinishing projects. If you’re devoid of ideas, short on time, and/or hesitant to attempt such a project on your own, seek professional help. At Nash Painting, we help our Nashville, Franklin, and Brentwood, TN clients with their cabinet restoration projects every step of the way – this includes color consultations, cabinet removal, surface preparation, painting, staining, and more. To learn more about us, our services, and our values, call us at 615-829-6858 today!