Replacing kitchen cupboard doors doesn’t have to be one of those must-get-done laborious chores that you end up putting off for ages. The process can seem overwhelming with such a huge amount of choice of materials, colours and finishes, but more often than not, you can do it from the comfort of your own home rather than visiting 101 warehouses and showrooms. So, for stress-free kitchen door replacements, follow these simple steps and your kitchen can look as good as new in no time at all.
Decide what’s wrong with the old ones
It may seem a moot point initially, but ascertaining why you want a replacement can help you decide which type of cupboard doors to upgrade to. Is it because they are too old and shabby? Too out-dated? Falling apart? Have you had them so long there is some degree of shrinkage? Or do you simply want to give your kitchen a fresh new look?
Decide on the look you want
This may take some discussion with your other family members. Your kitchen is one of the most used rooms in the house – and if you have kitchen table for family meals, even more so. From nipping in to get a cup of tea, preparing a family meal or even using the space to have deep and meaningful discussions, it needs to be a look that will last you a long time.
Unless you’re ultra-posh and never step foot in your kitchen, the chances are that you and any visiting friends and family are going to be using it on a regular basis. And when you do get visitors, you want your kitchen to be something to be proud of. So whether that’s something that’s homely and warm, super stylish with all mod cons or quietly traditional, it’s entirely up to you.
Choose colour, design and finishing touches
Once you’ve decided on the look and feel, choosing the designs and colour of replacement doors is relatively easy. If you are absolutely clear as to what you want and the look you are going for (and why!), the rest should be relatively easy, despite the huge choice available. But there’s no need to feel overwhelmed – you either like a colour or you don’t. And if it doesn’t fit in with the look you want to create, reject it. For instance, if you’re going for a contemporary feel then you might want to opt for stylish black or fresh white, depending on the size of your kitchen. Larger rooms can get away with darker tones, while smaller spaces need to be light and airy.
If your kitchen is already fitted out in a country kitchen style then plain, natural wood made from timeless oak or rich mahogany may be the ideal choice.
Placing your order
Forget about stressing over the measuring of every aspect of your kitchen. There’s no need to get on your hands and knees, poking tape measures into all the nooks and crannies. Once you think that a kitchen refurbishment might be for you, a surveyor will take all the measurements for you. After that, an experienced craftsman will be assigned to do all the nitty gritty for you, no matter where in the UK you live. So when all has been ordered and measurements have been taken, it’s a case of sitting back and waiting for installation day when you’ll see your kitchen transformed from shabby to chic in an instant.