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Kitchen Cabinet Remodeling - Ideas and Estimates

Knotty Pine Kitchen Cabinets

by Miriam Kasdan
KitchensAndCabinets.com Columnist

If your kitchen cabinets are looking a bit dated and faded, consider refacing them with new wooden cabinets--knotty pine, to be exact.

By using a less-expensive wood, youll have money for more decorative accessories. The cabinetry can be brightened up with attractive hinges and drawer pulls. Knotty pine isnt fancy, but its utilitarian, and can go a long way in helping you stay within your budget. In addition, any newly refaced kitchen cabinets will add value to your home.

Consult the Kitchen Cabinet Experts

Consult a kitchen professional or home-supply store for ideas on how to decorate the kitchen to its best advantage. A professional may come up with ideas you havent and can offer suggestions on how to make your kitchen cabinet refacing project as cost-effective as possible.

One decorator suggests accenting the kitchen cabinets with a variety of blue and white tile. Accessorize the cabinet tops with plants, baskets, or collections. You can also change the curtains to go along with your newly refaced kitchen cabinets.

Did You Remodel or Reface?

Visitors to your home may think youve remodeled your entire kitchen. However, only you and your family will know the secret of how knotty pine kitchen cabinets can go a long way toward providing a whole new look for this busy room.

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About the Author
Miriam Kasdan specializes in writing marketing and home-improvement features. She earned a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley.