You Still Have Options When You Reface Kitchen Cabinetry
When your cabinets were originally designed, built and installed, there’s a chance the interiors matched or were similarly finished to the exteriors.Then again, that might not be the case at all. Either way, when you opt to update cabinets on the outside, you may find that the cabinet interiors no longer match. Perhaps the interiors were light and now you’re going dark, or vice versa.
Or, perhaps you’re in a similar position as the homeowners who change their countertops out, only to realize it made their cabinets look notably outdated. Even if finish contrasts aren’t your main concern, you may feel like your new cabinet exterior caused your cabinets’ interiors to look more beat up or significantly worse for wear.
Here are some of the options available to you when you’re updating seriously old cabinets.
Let the contrasts speak for themselves
When homeowners start a kitchen remodel, they often find their perspective becomes obsessively focused on things that don’t actually affect the big picture as much as they might think they do. Step back from the micro-view for a moment and evaluate your kitchen from the big picture perspective. How much will your interior cabinets be seen or inspected?
Also, keep in mind that contrasts are an important element of good kitchen design. That dark/light contrast you have going between your exterior and interior cabinet surfaces may not be a bad thing at all. If the interiors are in good shape, some homeowners even welcome those contrasts. Also, remember that once the cabinets are all loaded up again, there won’t be a whole lot of visible interior space remaining, so this concern may be a non-issue when all is said and done.