kitchen cabinets

6 Tips for Decorating the Space Above Kitchen Cabinets

6 Tips for Decorating the Space Above Kitchen Cabinets | Diary of a DIYer

Decorating above kitchen cabinets is a difficult task. Empty space above your cabinets can make your kitchen look unfinished, but too much above-cabinet décor can look cluttered and messy. Here are six tips to help you strike a balance and decide how to decorate the space above your cabinets.

How to Choose New Kitchen Cabinets: A DIYer’s Guide (Part II)

How to Choose New Kitchen Cabinets: A DIYer’s Guide (Part II) | Diary of a DIYer

We’ve already gone over the types of some basic fundamentals of choosing new kitchen cabinets in part one of this series, so now let’s move on to the decorative side of choosing new kitchen cabinets.

This is where personality comes into play. Depending on your style, you can choose from hundreds of different paint or stain configurations for your cabinets. Door styles are also a factor that’ll enhance the look of your kitchen. Keep reading to learn more about personalizing your new cabinets to make your kitchen feel like home. 

How to Choose New Kitchen Cabinets: A DIYer’s Guide (Part I)

How to Choose New Kitchen Cabinets: A DIYer’s Guide (Part I) | Diary of a DIYer

Cabinets are the foundation of your kitchen. They provide the guidelines for the placement of your appliances, furniture and other décor. Proper placement will also determine your ability to productively use the space. That being said, there’s a lot that goes into deciding what kind of cabinets you’d like before making an investment.

You’ll have to consider your budget first, of course. After that you can move on to deciding the build, material and style of your new kitchen cabinets. For this post, I’m only going to cover a few basics and cabinet build type. Part two will go more in depth about the decorative side of cabinetry.

Painting Kitchen Cabinets: Adding Value to Your Kitchen

Having new cabinetry installed is certainly an expensive undertaking most of the time. But sometimes all those old cabinets need is a change of hardware and a fresh coat of paint to bring them back to life. Many wood, laminate or even metal cabinets are great candidates for a coat of paint if prepped correctly.