A home’s cabinets are among its most noticeable features. Taking up a good amount of space in both kitchens and bathrooms, cabinets are often one of the first things people notice when entering a home for the first time. As such, your cabinets contribute greatly to the style and design of your home. Changing the look of your cabinets is a great way to add character to your home in a big way.

Some of our favorite ways to use your cabinets to add character to your home?

    • Add or change hardware. Hardware can be as notable or as subtle as you want it to be, but the hardware you choose is going to make a big difference in how your home looks and feels. If you’re looking for a modern or contemporary look, go for sleek looking pulls and knobs, perhaps with a square shape, in a shiny finish. To add warmth or a more classic look, get traditionally shaped hardware in a brushed or oil-rubbed finish.
    • Lose the doors. Sometimes, open shelving is a great option for adding character to a kitchen. Especially if you have nicely patterned dishes or attractive drinkware, open shelving will immediately give anyone who enters your home a taste of your style and a feel for the mood of your home and family.
    • Color. Color is one of the best ways to drastically change things up with your cabinets and add character to your home. If you want to give your home a classic, timeless feel, you might want to stick with a nice white paint for your cabinets. To add some warmth, consider a rich, dark wood finish. To express your fun side, you can even go with a blue, green, or red. Whatever color is right for you, make sure to have your cabinets professionally refinished to make sure the job is done right. 
    • Change it up in the bathroom. Having uniquely styled cabinets in your bathroom is a good way to add character and make a statement without making the big commitment of changing your entire kitchen. Consider starting with a style and color you love in a bathroom, and if you love it, you can extend that style into the larger areas of your home.

Your home should make a statement about you and your family. From the artwork you hang to the paint colors you choose, it all comes together to create a space that is uniquely yours. Don’t ignore the big role that your cabinets can play in making this happen! Instead, deliberately make your cabinets a part of your home’s character and design.


Check out our gallery to see just how much of a difference refinished cabinets can make, and contact us to get started on your cabinet refinishing project. Your home will thank you for it!

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