Doris Velez Kitchen, 2018-07-17 16:16:18. An acrylic water based glaze is the best option for an already painted kitchen cabinet. If your cabinet has not been painted in recent times, then you can choose an oil based glaze, instead of the water based one. Crackle painting and faux painting are among the other options that you can use to give your kitchen an antique look. For crackle painting your kitchen cabinets, you need two colors of latex paint and a crackle glaze. Apply the base color to your kitchen cabinets after they have been cleaned thoroughly and allow it to dry. A thick coat of crackle paint is then applied on the base color. The top color is finally applied on the crackle paint.
Celina Farrell Kitchen, 2018-07-09 16:28:15. An acrylic water based glaze is the best option for an already painted kitchen cabinet. If your cabinet has not been painted in recent times, then you can choose an oil based glaze, instead of the water based one. Crackle painting and faux painting are among the other options that you can use to give your kitchen an antique look. For crackle painting your kitchen cabinets, you need two colors of latex paint and a crackle glaze. Apply the base color to your kitchen cabinets after they have been cleaned thoroughly and allow it to dry. A thick coat of crackle paint is then applied on the base color. The top color is finally applied on the crackle paint.
Melva Meyer Kitchen, 2018-07-12 16:16:39. Although kitchen cabinets are the focal point of beauty, they still have to be functional enough to house all the essential utensils, dinnerware, pots, and pans. Contemporary kitchens use the universal design principles that focus on flexibility, intuitive use, accident prevention, and minimizing fatigue. The cabinets are easier to access, with pullout shelves, sliding drawers, and spinning 'lazy susans'. The cabinets and the drawer pulls have large stainless steel bars and usually have either no handles, or just have simplistic metallic pulls. These allow for an easy clean up and a durable functioning of your kitchen. An important focus of contemporary kitchens are the natural and other lightings, which are usually used in more numbers and are adjustable, like track lighting. Installing lights under the kitchen not only ensures increased visibility during food preparation, but also highlights the stunning details of your new contemporary kitchen cabinets and the designed interiors.
Celina Farrell Kitchen, 2018-07-11 16:32:09. Kitchen cabinets are a piece of furniture that have to endure a lot of extreme temperature conditions. Sometimes, they have to bear extreme dryness, when you set your oven at high temperature, whereas, the next moment they are left alone to fight moisture and humidity resulting out of steam from boiling vegetables. Rough handling and an exposure to variety of stains are other damages that we inflict upon our cabinets. Needless to say, your kitchen cabinets must be extremely sturdy to withstand all forms of abuse. Although your kitchen cabinet material may be strong enough and shows no signs of withering even after years of usage, the surface of the cabinets is most likely to fade and become unattractive. Painting kitchen cabinets is a great way of pepping up the appearance of your worn out kitchen cabinets. Oftentimes, you may give a fresh coat of paint to your cabinets just to change the look of your kitchen.
Ivy Best Kitchen, 2018-07-07 16:29:46. Now, concentrate on the decoration. The decoration and molding of these cabinets should make them look heavy. This is the first rule. To make them look massive, you need to put on heavy crown molding. You also need to give special attention to the height. You can also have them reaching all the way to the height of your ceiling, while you get the walls behind the kitchen countertops with vertically-installed groove boards and simple tongues. You also need to give special attention to the knobs, handles, hinges, pulls, latches, covers, locks, and keys. All these factors must reflect the heightened sophistication of urban lifestyle, and hence, make sure they are made using materials, like cast iron, brass, or porcelain. Also, get bail pulls, ring pulls, or drop pulls; flush, butt, half mortise, barrel or offset hinges, etc., to get a kitchen design, which has a perfect Victorian feel.
Ivy Best Kitchen, 2018-07-08 20:23:21. To achieve this look, you can simply have painted ones, which will allow you to give them a high-gloss finish that speaks contemporary through and through. Matte finish silver handles, or handle-free cabinets are perfect to complete this look. To solidify this look as a contemporary design, opt for a gray granite countertop and, perhaps, a red backdrop against which the black color will stand out. If you find red too bold, it is safe to stick to white as this combination is also perfect.
Rachelle Sears Kitchen, 2018-07-14 16:37:43. As mentioned earlier, they should not look inbuilt, as the concept of inbuilt kitchen cupboards was introduced recently during the 20th century. If possible, get movable cupboards. If it's a base cabinet, then it should have turned legs. The décor in question is an assortment of stained and painted finishes. As long as the colors are complementing each other, you can use a combination of even three to four colors. Along with colors, they must also bear different depths and heights. Some should be deep, while some should be shallow. If you are aiming for wall shelves, then you can opt for the open style. Now, we come to the material to be used. Well, most of the rich, stained, and dark types of wood, like oak, birch, chestnut, cherry, elm, etc., are suitable materials for the typical urban cupboards. Light-stained materials would mess up the mood of your kitchen.
Angelica Massey Kitchen, 2018-07-15 16:30:48. A wise choice of proper color and varnishes is all that you need to age kitchen cabinets. Thus the solution to how to antique kitchen cabinet hardware, becomes pretty simple, without actually buying any antique cabinets and appliances. You simply need to make a few changes, which are definitely, very economical. Antique kitchen cabinets do not demand a lot. You do not need to make any changes to your kitchen cabinets, door knobs, or even the kitchen cabinet hinges. However, the look that you are planning to give to your kitchen, should compliment the appearance of the remaining house.
Melva Meyer Kitchen, 2018-07-12 16:16:39. Cabinet Knobs and Handles: Changing small things in cabinets can make a big difference and changing the knobs and handles of the kitchen cabinets does the same thing for you. You can replace the overused and unnoticeable knobs and handles with the new designer ones that can change the look of your kitchen instantly. Go for bigger handles and knobs that would catch the eyes and attentions of the viewer and distract his mind from the old cabinets. This is one of the best ideas, if you have an extremely low-budget for remodeling purpose.
Celina Farrell Kitchen, 2018-07-09 16:28:15. If money is not a constraint in your kitchen remodeling, then perhaps you can make a few changes to the kitchen hardware also. To antique the hardware, you can use metallic knobs and handles. The hinges are another option, which you can change following a few simple steps, to add to the antique look of your kitchen cabinets.
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