Update Your Bathroom Cabinets
Do you need to update your bathroom cabinets but don't have the money to replace them? There are many economical ways of giving old cabinets new life. The best part is that you don't have to be a professional to get professional looking results.
Bathroom cabinets are probably the most neglected cabinets in the house. They get a lot of use and are constantly bombarded with high moisture levels from showers and baths.
They are hard working cabinets but they are seldom given attention. Now that you're thinking about it, why don't you take a look at your bathroom cabinets? If they are chipped, worn or just out-dated, you may want to consider giving them a new lease on life.
Chances are that you don't have a great deal of cabinetry in you bathroom to deal with. Usually, a bathroom sink cabinet and bathroom vanity cabinet are all that need to be addressed. That is one reason why the projects listed below are easy, inexpensive and quick to do.
New pulls & knobs for your bathroom cabinets
Your cabinets may not be as outdated as you think. Take another look. Perhaps they only need some new, stylish pulls & knobs. Pick silver handles, or brushed steel, for an instant update.
Paint your bathroom cabinets
Painting your bathroom cabinets can dramatically change their appearance for the better. But before you start, you will want to talk with someone at your local hardware store. They can tell you how to clean, prepare, prime and paint your particular cabinet surface or finish. Your primer and paint will need to be specific to kitchen or bathroom cabinets. They will most likely be oil based as it is the best paint for protection against moisture.
Replace the doors on your bathroom cabinets
If you don't like the architecture of your cabinet doors or they are nicked or broken, replacing them is a great idea. You can usually find a nice selection of cabinet doors at your local home improvement center. If you enjoy "the hunt", flea markets and swap meets often have someone there selling modular cabinets and doors for cabinets. Just be sure to measure well before you go shopping for your new cabinet doors.
Add fabric to your bathroom cabinets
Yes, fabric! You can use fabric to dress up your cabinets. This only works if your cabinet has a frame or molding around the edge. Simply find coordinating fabric, cut it to fit inside the framed area, soak it in starch, smooth it onto the cabinet, and let dry. The best part is that if you get tired of this look, you can remove the fabric by soaking it with warm water and pealing it off. It will not harm the wood and your cabinets will look just as they had before.