Advice for updating all cabinetry but keeping white boxes

MardoSeptember 19, 2012

I need to update my 15 year old home to prepare for selling as we're building our dream home. Kitchen and all bathrooms are white melamine cabinets and white boxes, end panels, toe kicks, etc. The kitchen needs the biggest facelift but all rooms would look better (as per my area and real estate market) if cabinets were wood finish.. Can I do this and still maintain white boxes and drawers? Most wood cabinets I've seen have birch or wood-look interiors, not white. If you think i can pull this off without it looking cheap reno fix, do i go light, medium or dark fronts with white interiors? What other considerations do I have to consider? I will also have to upgrade to granite or quartz counters too.

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You'll need "skins" for the cabinet bodies exterior and iron on wood tape for the fronts of the shelves. The "Fancy Front" companies can usually do this. White interiors should be fine if you don't have any glass door cabinets for medium to light cabinet doors.

You should post a picture of your kitchen for suggestions.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2012 at 1:27AM
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The custom shop I used pretty much only uses white interiors, no matter what the outside is. They had never upgraded anyone to something different in 8 years before me. Anyway, as long as everything visible from the outside matches, you will be fine. As stated above this will likely mean veneers and tape. But white inside stained cabinets is pretty common.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2012 at 12:27PM
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