When we think about the concept of updating our house, which is a long term goal we have and have been working on and investing in for a while now, our mind goes back to the same place almost every time we consider our next move: the kitchen. That’s because our kitchen cabinets, which are such a big part of both the kitchen’s aesthetic and function, are totally out of date and haven’t been changed since the house was built. That’s why we’ve had our eyes peeled for different types of DIY cabinet updating tutorials for so long!
Just in case you’re as interested in the idea of overhauling your cabinets yourself as we were, if not more, here’s a list of the 15 best designs, concepts, and resources that we’ve come across so far in our search for guidance and inspiration.
1. Apothecary style kitchen cabinets
Kitchen cabinets are great, but what if what you’re really finding a lack in, that you also feel like you use much more often, is the number of drawers in your main room? Then maybe you’d get along a little better with this apothecary inspired kitchen cabinet style outlined step by step on Ana White! It’s got function and style because it looks quite vintage compared to the average modern kitchen.
2. Straight forward kitchen cabinets
Perhaps you’re actually a bit of a beginner when it comes to home renovation projects like this and you’re really just looking to create something basic and homey as a learning experience in your cabinet overhaul? In that case, we have a feeling you might get along a little better with something like this simple, straight forward kitchen cabinet tutorial outlined step by step on DIY Pete.
3. Ceiling space cabinet extensions
Perhaps the cabinets that you currently have in your home are just fine in their function and style but you’re an avid cook or you come from a big family that uses a lot of dishes, so you’re actually more interested in giving yourself even more kitchen storage space? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Thrifty Decor Chick created additional wooden cabinets in the space between their cupboards and the ceiling.
4. Lower cabinet rollouts
Perhaps you’re actually looking for a way to change up the kind of cupboards and cabinets you have because you want to store things more efficiently than the classic kind lets you? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at the way Family Handyman made, installed, and stocked up these fantastic roll-out style cabinets in the spaces of their original ones.