How to Perform Upgrades for Kitchen Cabinets and Drawers
Most contractors and home improvement companies overlook cabinets and drawers during ordinary kitchen remodeling or home renovations. Aside from the usual replacement of cabinet doors, hinges and drawer slides, there’s not much that goes into the upgrading of cabinets and drawers, possibly because they could last up to 50 years.
These installations that most people neglect may become the highlight of any kitchen or living space with the right sprucing. This piece will give some tips for upgrading your kitchen cabinets and drawers to elevate the aesthetics and functionality of your kitchen and bedroom storages.
Tips for Upgrading Cabinets and Drawers
Client satisfaction is a priority for many contractors and real estate developers, and the kitchen is the way to many moms’ hearts. With that in mind, there are a few ways to make cabinets and drawers more efficient and appealing to prospective clients. Here’s how.
1. Start With the Knobs and Handles
Simple hardware upgrades like updating the knobs and pulls can take your kitchen to a whole other level aesthetically. Decorative knobs and pulls have a way of making even the cheapest things seem deluxe. There are also plenty of options to choose from that can match your clients’ tastes or preferences. From vintage pieces to playful knobs, you’ll never fall short of choices when it comes to decorative door hardware.
Remember that you should always choose knobs and pulls that blend with the décor of the space under consideration. Knobs and pulls that clash with the cabinets and drawer or the interior of the kitchen overall are a turn off for potential clients. Wrong recommendations could also dent your professional image. So, make sure your opinion is in line with the clients’ expectations.
Make sure you inform the client of the different price points of various knobs and handles. These pieces could range anywhere from a dollar to over a hundred dollars per piece. Of course, price should not be a huge determinant of what your client wishes to settle for in the end.
2. Incorporate Some LED Drawer and Cabinet Lighting
Some accent lighting on or under the cabinets work wonders on kitchen spaces. Modern homeowners are keen on the ambiance of their living spaces, and you could leverage cabinet lighting to fit their tastes.
Cabinet lighting is a huge step forward from conventional drawer slides and cabinet hinge upgrades, but installing cabinet and drawer lights is not as difficult as you might imagine. Undercabinet lighting is especially easy to install and has plenty of overwhelming benefits for the homeowner. Not only does it provide additional illumination for cooking purposes, but it also eliminates shadows that come from overhead lighting, which are a nuisance for serious cooks. The lights are also visually appealing and add to the ambiance of the kitchen space.
Before installing any light fixtures in your draws or under your cabinets, there are a few factors you have to consider first. You should always keep the voltage in mind when installing these light fixtures. Low voltage lighting is a great choice because it allows tiny light fixtures and produces less heat than high voltage fixtures. Wiring comes next. You may choose hard wiring or simple plug-in. The latter is simple and more convenient and will also help prevent any faulty wiring issues.
3. Have the Basics in Check
With these upgrades, you still need to have the basics on looks. These basics include replacing drawer slides, inspecting drawer locks and cabinet locks, changing the cabinet latches, and other standard repair and maintenance practices. Remember these cabinets and drawers should not only look good but serve a functional purpose as well.
Kitchen upgrades should not stop at the countertop or kitchen flooring. Cabinets and drawers could also do with a bit of updating so that they add to the overall value of the kitchen. Always remember, to prioritize the basics like drawer slides and cabinet hinges first before delving to the aesthetic stuff.