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Kitchen Cabinet Doors – Some Tips And Options That You Can Use

Kitchen cabinet doorsdescribe the image are the first attention holders in your kitchen. It’s not just the colors, wood or handles that matter, but the overall look and style of the cabinets that catches foremost attention. It is then imperative that you choose the right style, color and finish of your kitchen cabinet doors. Here are some tips and options that you can put to use:

Glass kitchen cabinet doors

Glass kitchen cabinet doors are very stylish and classy when it comes to showing off your expensive or antique cookware, china and dishes. Decorative lighting can immensely highlight it from within and create a very rich look.

However, there are a few considerations to make when selecting glass for your kitchen cabinet doors. You may want to go for transparent, textured, opaque, colored or a designed glass depending on how much you wish to display or hide.

  • Transparent glass is suited for cabinets used for dishes or china on display.
  • Textured glass is rough to touch and comes in different varieties.
  • Opaque gives a frosted look and can be used for glass look with items hidden comfortably.
  • Colored or designed glass can add a touch of art to your kitchen and keep the items inside the cabinet hidden.

Unfinished kitchen cabinet doorsdescribe the image

When choosing doors, it is best to go for unfinished kitchen cabinet doors. You can get high quality oak and maple doors well within your budget. That is because you don’t have to pay for the final design and finish.

You can comfortably bring home doors that will fit in place of earlier doors and give them a look and finish you want. Keep in mind the exact measurements that you need. You can install glass or metal wire front to the door to enhance its look. However, all this must be done before you finally install the doors.

Kitchen cabinet door styles

Kitchen cabinet door styles are the most striking feature and should be in sync with the overall style of your kitchen. There are various styles to pick from: Shaker, Mission, Recessed, Arched, Slab, Raised cabinet and Panel inserts.

  • Shaker style is a simple square with recessed glass or wood panel.
  • Mission style comes with pegs at the joints.
  • Recessed style shows depth through the distance between inner panel and frame.
  • Arched style has a roman arch at the top of frame.
  • Single piece of wood is used in Slab style.

Kitchen cabinet door refacing

Kitchen cabinet door refacing is another great way to give your kitchen a whole new look. Not only is it cost effective, you can give it the exact look that you wish to.

In order to begin with door refacing: you need to remove them from cabinets; remove any handles, knobs etc.; clean them and sand them off to remove rough layers. After cleaning them properly, you need to laminate them in style that you have selected or you can even paint them to create an artwork. Remember to drill back holes to match the previous holes for handles or knobs. Reinstall the doors back onto the cabinets. You are ready with a whole new look for your kitchen.

Refinishing kitchen cabinet doors

Refinishing kitchen cabinet doors is yet another affordable way to give a new feel to your kitchen cabinet doors. Refinishing process involves a good amount of work, so be ready to spend good amount of your time in doing so.

In order to refinish your cabinet doors, you need to uninstall the doors from the cabinets and clean those thoroughly using spirits. Once dry, sand the old finish completely. For complete new stain to adhere, it must be completely cleared off the old finish. Remove the dust and apply the new stain. Two to three coats of the stain are required to give a finished look. Once dry you can reinstall the doors back onto the cabinets.

Either of the above options can give your kitchen a complete makeover. How you go about it will ultimately depend on your style, budget and time available.

OTM Designs & Remodeling, a General Contractor in Los Angeles and surrounding cities, specializing in kitchen remodeling & bathroom remodeling.

 

As a Design+Build General Contractor, I offer my clients a one-stop shopping approach to all of their home remodeling projects. I work with my clients from initial conception of a project through its completion. Every aspect of the job is managed by me and my professional crew.  You will be included in every step of the design process until the final drawings are completed. No detail is left to chance.  General Contractor Specializing in Kitchen & Bathroom Design and Remodeling Throughout the Los Angeles area.

 

Free In-Home Design Consultation !

 

Written By:

Offer Steuer

 

 

Offer Steuer

President

OTM Designs & Remodeling, Inc.

For more information you may contact us via email at service@otm1designs.com or you may call us at 888-981-1415. Our website is www.otm1designs.com.

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9 Elements for a Budget Bathroom With Style

 

Get a high-end look for your bathroom at low-end prices by splurging in a few small ways. Even if you’re pinching pennies (and who isn’t these days?), you can still take a bathroom from basic to beautiful. Whether you’re building a new bath from scratch or remodeling an old one, spending a few extra dollars on hardware, fixtures and more can pay big style dividends — and in some cases, chic materials are no pricier than plain ones. Here are nine elements that are easy to amp up without gouging your bank account.

 1. Wall paint

Rich, bright color costs the same as beige, so go for it. Paint creates the greatest impact for the least amount of money, hands down. The right color can open up a cramped space, make a large room feel cozier or add instant personality to a basic bath. And all it takes to create a unique patterns is a great general contractor at OTM Designs & Remodeling.

2. Cabinetry

Stock cabinetry comes in such a wide variety of sizes and styles these days that you can easily get a modish look without paying for custom work. Add some simple moldings and trim for a more finished appearance around the edges. If you really want to put your own stamp on it, think paint. As with walls, it’s easy and inexpensive to give cabinets a coat of color. Find some low coast cabinets and try painting the door panels one shade and the frames another.bathroom remodel

 3. Faucets and fixtures.

You’re not limited to chrome and plastic. Affordable faucets come in trendy finishes that make them look more upscale. A general contractor knows what home centers, plumbing suppliers and online retailers carry a wide selection of faucets in brushed nickel, oil-rubbed bronze and antique brass, often with towel bars and other hardware to complement them.

 

4. Knobs and pulls.

You could spend big bucks on cabinet hardware, but why? There’s such a vast selection of fashion-forward finds on the market that you’re virtually guaranteed to find one that appeals to both your tastes and your wallet. Consider unusual finishes, bold colors, interesting shapes or unconventional materials to give your cabinetry a custom twist.

5. Tile.

Like hardware and fixtures, tile can be as costly or as affordable as you let it. Choose a classic shape in an unexpected color. You can also create your own pattern from inexpensive ceramic tiles found at a home center.
Many times, a general contractor will have some extra pieces from prior jobs or maybe pieces that are slightly flawed that you can ask them to sale you. If you do fall in love with high-end tile, consider buying a small quantity to use as an accent strip in the walls or floor.

 6. Lighting.

If you’re remodeling a bathroom, odds are that new lighting is high on your wish list. Think beyond standard flush-mount ceiling fixtures and above-the-mirror strips. Pretty scones, pendants, and chandeliers help to personalize a bathroom and won’t add much to the bottom line.bathroom remodel

7. Mirrors.

Frameless sheet mirrors feel uninspired and bland. Eschew them in favor of eye-catching shapes and chic finishes. You can often find great deals on mirrors in catalogs, retail stores, online or pick up one-of-a-kind finds at your local flea market or antiques shop.

 8. Storage.

Recessed shelving is relatively easy to install, especially when you design it to fit between wall studs. Alternatively, you could bring in a freestanding unit and paint it to blend with the surrounding walls to tone down its ready-made appearance. If your renovation includes gutting or retiling the shower, it’s simple to include recessed niches in the redesign. You can either buy them preformed or custom cut them, then tile them in.

9. Countertops.

If you long for a classic granite or marble slab but your bank account can’t handle it, consider stone tiles instead. They cost less and are easier to install. Or look into some of the new laminates on the market, which replicate the look of stone at a fraction of the price.

 

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As a Design+Build General Contractor, I offer my clients a one-stop shopping approach to all of their home remodeling projects. I work with my clients from initial conception of a project through its completion. Every aspect of the job is managed by me and my professional crew. You will be included in every step of the design process until the final drawings are completed. No detail is left to chance. General Contractor Specializing in Kitchen & Bathroom Design and Remodeling Throughout the Los Angeles area.

 

Free In-Home Design Consultation !

 

Written By:

Offer Steuer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Offer Steuer

President

OTM Designs & Remodeling, Inc.

For more information you may contact us via email at service@otm1designs.com or you may call us at 888-981-1415. Our website is www.otm1designs.com.

 

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