Now the cathedral style door (as shown above with the arched top) is the hardest look to update as a shaker style/square frame is a more modern style.
By choosing hardware with soft, curved lines, Julie managed to give this kitchen a new lease on life and the cathedral style door/hardware look natural and well-coordinated.
The ubiquitous light oak cabinets -- sometimes called golden oak or honey oak -- of the 1990s frequently look dated.
Fortunately, you don’t have to gut your kitchen to get an updated look.
Adding glass to a few key doors will relieve some of the visual weight of the wood and add some reflective value to your kitchen.
Via Zillow And of course you can hire a cabinet company to do this for you, but with a bottle of wine and a saw you might be AMAZED at what you can accomplish (it’s how I trim my toenails…) Seriously though, want to know how?
If your kitchen has good bones but simply looks tired, painting your cabinets can be just what the doctor ordered.
The kitchen shown belongs to blogger Judy Meek, who first tried open shelving in 2011 and documented her steps for her readers. “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.You might be surprised to hear it, but I’m actually a huge fan of oak cabinets…that’s right, a HUGE fan. Well, unlike melamine, thermofoil and veneers, oak cabinets are almost always REAL solid wood. and today I want to add to those ideas with a few more thoughts… If you’re looking for a low-contrast look, antique brass is a beautiful finish with oak cabinets.The bonus is that most oak cabinets (if they have their original hardware) have hinges in this colour, so that’s just one less thing to worry about!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.In the era of Pinterest perfection, it seems we’re all striving more than ever for a picture perfect home.