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6 Unique Ways to Get Creative with Your Kitchen Cabinets

By Cabinets Direct USA  on  March 4, 2015

A lot of the time, the most expensive part of a kitchen remodel is the cabinets. There are just so many of them! If you’re someone who likes change and being creative, your kitchen design doesn’t have to end up costing you big bucks every time you decide to switch things up a bit.

Whether it’s to go along with a fresh paint job in the kitchen, or a spur of creative genius, these are a few easy ways that you can add some flavor to your old cabinets.

Shaker Style

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This is the most common door style in kitchens today, so chances are, this is what you’re working with. They are so popular because their simple style lends itself to just about any décor. You know what this means; there is a lot of room for creativity with this one.

This five-piece flat-panel style has a frame that is made up of four pieces surrounding a single flat center panel. The center panel is where you can get creative. One idea is to fill up the center panel with tiles! You can match this to your backsplash or even let it stand alone, adding that pop of color you were looking for.

Flat Style

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Flat doesn’t have to mean boring when it comes to kitchen cabinets. While the outside is simple and stylish, there is plenty of room for creativity on the side of the cabinet.

That’s right, INSIDE! Bet you never thought that space could actually be made useful. One idea is to spice up the inside of your cabinet… Literally! Adding a few rows of shelving can provide the perfect, space-saving area for all of your spices. And right within your reach too!

Go Doorless

Removing your doors may add just the right amount of zest that you’re looking for. This style is quickly becoming a favorite in modern kitchen décor.

This is also the perfect opportunity to show off all of your dinnerware that would normally be hidden within the doors of your cabinets. The everyday cups and plates will serve as more than the usual daily appliances, but as decoration as well. And if you ever get tired of this look, just screw the doors back on!


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Even switching up the handles or knobs on your cabinets can give your kitchen a brand-new feel.

Whether you’re looking for something to add color or character, the creative cabinet knob ideas are endless. Think outside of the box; almost anything can be used as a handle or knob, so get as creative as you want! Some ideas include spoons, paintbrushes or seashells, depending on the atmosphere that you are going for.

Glass Doors

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You’d be surprised at how easy and cost-effective it is to replace the front panel of your cabinet with a glass door, rather than investing in a full set of new cabinets. This gives the kitchen a lighter, more open feel as compared to solid doors. Go all out and change each and every door to glass. Or select just a few to add fun, quick peeks into the contents of your cabinets.


Sounds so simple but it can go such a long way. While you’re repainting the kitchen, splash the cabinets with a coat of fresh paint. Depending on the material of your cabinets, it’s an easy process and will completely transform the look.

Have you ever thought of painting the inside of your cabinet? This can add the perfect highlight to a neutral collection that will shine through either glass doors or the no-door concept.