And because we had decided to remove all of the upper cabinets when we completed the cabinet transformation we only had the 2 drawers and 4 lower cabinet doors to add hardware. If you love your kitchen cabinets, but want to add some interest to the space for very little money and time, consider changing the color of your island.Prep work and light, even coats are the keys to a successful paint job.Martha recently unveiled a new line of kitchen designs at The Home Depot, with countertop and cabinet styles to fit any taste.You could even put corbels under the breakfast bar for added dimension and inexpensive customization.These kitchen cabinets are hopefully in worse shape than yours, but they're not that uncommon.So, when it came time to attach the hardware here’s what I did. Mine are 6 inches tall so I put a mark up 2 1/2 inches from the bottom on the side of the drawers and ran a piece of Frog Tape at the mark. 2 – Make a mark on the tape where the tape lines up with the edge of the drawer. The tape made sure I could mark away and not worry about messing up my ‘new’ cabinets and drawers.
I personally think Nickel is the most timeless of the metals.Whatever you decide, be sure to bring your existing hardware to the store with you to ensure the right fit.What kind of new hardware should you install in your updated kitchen? Will you be able to see the holes from the old hardware?Remember, you have a mark indicating where to line it up with the side of the drawer. And, I don’t know if you ever check the random clearance shelving at your hardware store … There’s a ridge in the door you can’t see in the picture that the tape is lined up with.I also used the very scientific strategy of just holding up the new hardware to see where I thought it would look good before I picked the final measurements.