How to update kitchen cabinets without replacing them

You don’t need to be a professional to update kitchen cabinets without replacing them. New doors, a fresh lick of paint, on-trend handles or some smart lighting can all help you achieve a new look. 

You can either refinish and paint kitchen cabinets, of course. Or you could go further. You can ‘add new beading or edging to create a Shaker-style front or simply update the hardware,’ says Looeeze Grossman, founder of The Used Kitchen Company. ‘It’s amazing how much of a difference new handles can make to a kitchen, especially when you update the accessories to match. It can look like a totally different space.’