Revamp a kitchen cabinet: our 8 tips

Relook its kitchen furniture without breaking the bank

Caroline Ablain for Inma Studio

You want one or kitchen furniture fresher, more modern, but do not have the budget to offer them? This should not stop you. Painting, handles, worktops, new kitchen doors, fittings ... Some changes to your kitchen cabinet enough to the makeover. Here thoughtful ideas to offer you a new kitchen furniture without spending hundreds and thousands.

Your kitchen furniture require a facelift, but the idea of ​​spending huge sums to offer them this youthful slows you. Do not worry, it is quite possible restyle your kitchen furniture without breaking the bank. Valerie Summit, Head of paint products Leroy Merlin, Denis Chief faucet products of the same brand and Inma Valero, founder of the agency Inma Studio, will share their tips. Draw without counting among their ideas, your kitchen will find a new life without you stay on the straw. 

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Relook its kitchen furniture without breaking the bank

Leroy Merlin

Relook its kitchen furniture with a little paint

The painting. This may be the simplest and most affordable solution. "There are products that directly apply to the cabinet no matter the support"Begins Inma Valero, founder of the agency Inma Studio. But above all, both pro advocate to wash the furniture with soda acid, white vinegar or with acetone to remove the fat and be sure that the paint adheres properly. Then you have graining slightly and then apply two coats of paint essential to a good result.  

The procedure differs for oak furniture and polished furniture. "A too be sanded, oak will release tannins and leave traces brown, unsightly. Better to use an undercoat. As for the polished furniture, they can not be repainted once the wax removed"Says Valerie Summit. But how to recognize wax and varnish? "Nothing simpler, drop a drop of water on the furniture in question then rub a very thin steel blade. If this wax it will foul, while if it is varnished there will be dust"Retorted the Chief Leroy Merlin paint products. Finally, do not forget the inside of kitchen furniture. It may be revamped in the same way. "One can quite stick vinyl or plastic-coated paper or paint the portion of these storage shelves"Recalls Inma Valero. 

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Choosing the right colors at the kitchen makeover

Classic, contemporary, industrial ... The Deco styles are directly related to colors and materials. Prefer this one or that one is personal. And it is sometimes difficult to separate his affinity for a particular type and a favorite trend. When it comes to makeovers, better not miss. It would be a shame to hammer to the task, to start over 4 months, because fashion has passed. For Inma Valero, beige and taupe have become a little too conventional. The white, light gray or medium pass everywhere. Black is prominent and beautifully rendered. The powdery green, increasingly present in kitchens, risks becoming must-have.  

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Relook its kitchen furniture without breaking the bank

Caroline Ablain for Inma Studio

Custom kitchen cabinet

The paint effect creates a more personal decoration, think about it! You can make one of the doors of your furniture a blackboard, unless you'd prefer to make it magnetic to paste your magnet collection. 

Afford a new work plan

Change its work plan may be a solution: "there are work plans for less than 50 euros. Wood requires a lot of maintenance, better the melamine, why not the faux wood, which remains accessible and resistant"Suggests Inma Valero. Other possibilities: a sheet of steel or metal. They age well over time: the more they are scratched, the more beautiful they are. Or tiles. 

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Relook its kitchen furniture without breaking the bank

Interior Design Transition

Equip its kitchen furniture new doors

There also purchased steel planks and cut to size in a specialty store can be glued and nailed on old doors and remove some rustic furniture. If you do not have the courage to embark on this type of work, remove the doors and secure along the furniture a rod with curtains. 

Express Makeover: change the kitchen cabinet handles

Even simpler, trade in your old handles against new cooler and more modern. Or forget it, thanks to pressure systems. 

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Thinking about a new faucet

The word faucets nothing scary, it is even "cute car". Nevertheless the idea that one is done is much less. "People often are afraid to cut water to leak and do not dare to touch the faucet"Said Denis Chief faucet products at Leroy Merlin. "But this really is not rocket science. The procedure takes 40 minutes maximum wide, and valve change can really impact the aesthetics of a cabinet"Continues the expert. Shower, mixer 2 controllers, mixer, size, shape, filtered water function, infrared, black, white, red, chrome finishes, stainless steel ... In terms of fittings there is plenty to do. "We find products from 8 euros, but before you buy, it remains imperative to consider the question of the use. Which product will make pleasant time spend in the kitchen? Without losing sight of the aspect "durability"Recalls the pro. 

Relook its kitchen furniture without breaking the bank

Leroy Merlin

Accessorize the kitchen as it should

There are a lot of items "how-deco" dedicated to kitchen furniture, starting with the fixtures. Essential for a functional kitchen, they are also proving very decorative. Remember the shelves, hooks, rods and other removable or modular storage that will enhance and improve the organization of your kitchen. 

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