Ready to give your cabinets a new look? Upgrades don’t have to be difficult or expensive. In fact, sometimes the smallest changes can have the biggest impact. Instead of a complete remodel, just swap out the cabinet hardware to make your kitchen or bath feel like new. All you need is some DIY inspiration and a few tools to transform your cabinets. And, Cape Ace Hardware can help with both. Here’s a list of our favorite do-it-yourself cabinet hardware projects.

Replace the Knobs/Pulls

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Are your current cabinet knobs and drawer pulls starting to look old and tarnished? Or, are some of them broken or even missing? Just install new ones! It’s not only an affordable way to transform your cabinets but it only takes a few minutes. Follow the steps below for installing new hardware: 

  1. Use a screwdriver to remove your knobs from the backside of the cabinets.
  2. Count how many total knobs you’ll need.
  3. Bring one with you to the store to ensure a good fit.
  4. Pick out your new knobs.
  5. Screw the new ones into place.

See? It’s extremely easy. You don’t have to be a handyman to successfully complete a project. The most challenging (and the most fun) part is selecting the new style. Cape Ace Hardware has a large selection of knobs and pulls to choose from. So, whether you prefer modern or traditional, simple or bold, you can find it here. Overall, depending on the style you pick, this small change can completely transform your cabinets.

Paint the Knobs/Pulls

If you’re happy with your current cabinet hardware, consider painting it instead. A little bit of paint goes a long way. To do this, you’ll follow the same steps listed above. But, instead of purchasing new knobs, you’ll just need to pick up a can of spray paint. Go for a vibrant color to contrast with your cabinets, or stick to a metallic shade. Once you’ve settled on a color, lay out all your knobs and start painting. Finally, when you’re done, screw them back into place and step back to admire your handiwork.  

Get New Hinges

This DIY cabinet upgrade is a little more complicated, but it’s worth it. Old, rusted hinges can prevent your cabinet doors from opening properly. They can also affect the way they look. So, start with a screwdriver or a power screwdriver to remove the doors, hinges, and hardware. Then, visit Cape Ace Hardware to purchase some hardware and tools. When installing the new hinges, be very careful they’re aligned correctly before screwing them in. After that, reattach the cabinet doors and test out your new hinges.

Paint the Cabinets

If you want to make a more dramatic transformation in your kitchen or bath, paint the cabinets or walls. This project can take longer, but it’s relatively easy. You’ll need to remove the cabinet doors and all the hardware. Fill in any imperfections with caulk. Next, sand down the cabinets and remove any dust. Then, it’s time to prime and paint the cabinets. Make sure you give them enough time to dry. You can find all the supplies you need at Cape Ace Hardware, including the new line of Magnolia Home interior paint by Joanna Gaines.

Transform your cabinets and bring your vision to life with help from Cape Ace Hardware. If you need some DIY advice or have any questions about supplies, visit us today in the Cape St. Claire Plaza. Or, give us a call at (410) 757-0797.