6 Ideas To Help Modernize Your Kitchen Cabinets

Your kitchen is one of the most important spaces in your home, and upgrading your kitchen with a modern look is a great way to make a statement with your kitchen design. When it comes to making dramatic changes to your kitchen, there are several different things that you can do. However, if you want to completely change your kitchen without having to rearrange everything or change the layout, consider updating your cabinets.



Giving outdated or builder-grade cabinets a new look isn’t as difficult as you might think. To put it simply, you don’t need to be an expert on interior design in order to modernize your cabinets and get your dream kitchen; and the best place to start this process is Improve Canada.


How To Modernize Your Cabinets

When changing the cabinets in your kitchen, it is important to think about adding both style and functionality. Understanding the necessity for both of these fundamental needs to coalesce in a harmonious way is the key to a flawless kitchen. So with that in mind, here are some ideas to help modernize your cabinets and give you your dream kitchen:


Painting your cabinets. Sometimes, changing your cabinets can be as simple as adding a splash of colour. You can even try different colours for your upper and lower cabinets, while keeping in mind the importance of using colors complement each other and will not clash. 



Add some new colours to your kitchen island, as well, if you really want to create something fresh. Giving your kitchen island a bold colour can be a great way to turn your island into a visually appealing focal point.



Task lighting/uplighting. Adding lighting to your cabinets is one example of modernizing your cabinets, but without actually swapping them out for something different. You can add an entire world of light to the space, while simultaneously transforming the way you experience and interact with the space.



Get rid of the doors. If you want to do something really interesting with this space, consider removing the cabinet doors altogether. If your kitchen feels heavy, or perhaps closed off, this is an excellent way to open things up. The open shelf concept isn’t exactly a new idea, but it has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years. Best of all, this is one of the most affordable options available to you.



Reface your old cabinets. This is a possibility for those who want to make some changes, but would rather not go to the trouble of gutting/replacing the cabinets altogether. You can reface your old cabinets, and give them an entirely new lease on life. You may need to purchase a new door or two, but we are still talking about an affordable way to change your cabinets for the better. For example, you can replace wooden doors with glass ones, or give your cabinet doors a glossy look.



Roll-out shelves. This is usually something you are going to find in kitchens that have been customized from top to bottom. Turning your bottom cabinets into roll-out shelves is a neat trick that adds considerable style and functionality to your space. This is yet another option that requires a little spending at the beginning, but not very much. This is particularly true when you compare the costs to custom kitchen projects.



Plate racks. If you have beautiful dishware, why not share it with the world? Plate racks add a unique touch to any kitchen. They can also leave you with more cabinet space. This one might be challenging, depending on the type of space that you have. Unless you are an expert at home renovation projects, this is one possibility that you may want to leave to the professionals! Still, if you are willing to make the leap, you won’t be disappointed.


Change Your Kitchen Cabinets for the Better


Modern kitchens are definitely in right now, and even if you don’t have a modern kitchen design right now, it is well within your reach. By utilizing a handful of the above tips to enhance your cabinetry, you can drastically alter the design of your kitchen for the better. With the help of Improve Canada and our 50 plus kitchen showrooms, you can find unique and beautiful cabinet designs that you will fall in love with.


Participating Vendors:

- Bathroom & Kitchen Galleries (units 187/188)

- Bauformat (unit 44)

Cartier Kitchens (unit 278)

- DK&MORE (unit 253)

- Focus Cabinetry (units 333/342)

GT Kitchen & Bath (unit 28)

- Houser Fine Cabinetry (unit 266)

- Joseph Kitchens (unit 370)

- Luxeme Kitchens (unit 214)

- Leicht Kitchens (units 71/72)

- Lussora Kitchen Studio (units 284/297)

- PEDINI Ontario (unit 8)

- Star Woodworking (units 120/136)

Symphony Kitchens (unit 30)

Vangarde Cabinet Design & Factory Inc. (units 79/126)

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