In fact, there was even a horse () living IN MY LIVING ROOM at one point…Thankfully, the man who we purchased the property from completely remodeled the inside before we bought it. If there’s an appropriate alternative, I’ll list it.And trust me, this stuff is oil based, so it stains easily and quickly.This kitchen features uplighting from energy-efficient LED tape on the top cabinets, and task lighting from LED under-cabinet fixtures on the bottom cabinet, both from Kichler.Kichler recommends dimmable task lighting for the kitchen so that you can make it as bright as necessary for doing prep work but dial it down for evening mood-setting.I used an electric sander to make the job easier and quicker, but you could always sand it by hand too.
Behr recommends using semi-gloss enamel for painting cabinets.
Installing lighting on cabinets isn’t just a practical improvement.
It can make the whole room glow, especially if you take a multi-directional approach.
If your kitchen has good bones but simply looks tired, painting your cabinets can be just what the doctor ordered.
Mix up colors on upper and lower cabinets, or on cabinets and islands as shown here, to add richness.