Are you in the mood for a change but don’t want to completely overhaul your kitchen? Changing the aesthetic of a room can be as simple as a fresh color swap or creative detailing. Our easy do-it-yourself (DIY) techniques can update your kitchen or bathroom on any budget in just a few days of work.

Paint or Stain

Stained or painted cabinet doors are the most straightforward way to change a decor. You can also opt for stenciling cabinet doors with a unique pattern or design instead of going for a solid color change; you can even use paint to create a faux patina effect.


Most people feel comfortable with painting and it can be very cost-effective. It’s a good place to start if you want to get your creative juices flowing because you can always add more decorative touches on top of a base coat. If you’re feeling adventurous and handy, be sure to learn how to paint cabinet doors with a sprayer.


Wallpaper isn’t just for walls–some can be used to cover cabinets and furniture, too. You can even cover the entire door with it, or fill in the flat panel in the center and keep the molding around it bare. 


Keep in mind you might need to use a more durable wallpaper that can withstand a lot of use and cleaning because kitchen cabinets are likely to build up grease.

Fabric and Webbing

Similarly to wallpaper, you can wrap cabinet doors in fabric or cane webbing for a unique effect. Again, with these types of decorative choices, be sure they match your lifestyle because they require more care when cleaning. 

Metal and Glass

If you have access to a router tool, you can pop out the recessed center section of your cabinet door and replace it with glass, which you can buy to size from any specialty glass store. Frosted glass will disguise more of what’s inside the cabinet, while clear glass is perfect for displaying dishes. Glass comes in a variety of colors and finishes, which may provide a more advanced update with a high impact.


You can also attach metal sheeting with a unique pattern that reveals only a little of what's behind it or simply place decorative tin tiles over the center panel. Metal is a way to introduce stunning details in copper or brass. Be sure to use the appropriate cleaning agents to avoid tarnishing the metal.

Decorative Trim

You can purchase pieces of trim from any hardware store to give your cabinets a completely different look. You can opt for simple trim around the edges or choose something more ornate with heavier detailing, and you can add another layer of trim to the center panel for a more dimensional look. 


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Small, thin trim pieces of wood can be used to create a pattern across the cabinet door. Vertical, horizontal, or criss-crossed details can be adhered to the door using wood glue and then painted for a complete change.


Hardware is one of the easiest, most effective changeups for a renovation. Hardware can be replaced during a complete paint job or update. Even if it’s the only change made, they can make a huge difference. 


Antique brass, copper, or silver hardware is easier to source than you may realize and will add instant charm to your cabinets. You can add decorative glass knobs or simply swap the tone of the metal. 


Gold-toned metals will add warmth and luxury while silver-toned metals will feel bright and classic. Hardware can be matched to any aesthetic from traditional to modern and is a finishing touch worth considering. 

Parting Thoughts

Curating a new look in your home doesn’t have to be complicated or costly. Creative DIY projects are a fun, accessible way to bring new life into your living spaces. Visit 27estore for more ideas on how to spruce up your home with high-quality cabinet doors!