Updating kitchen cabinets without replacing them

To achieve the look of natural stone slabs (which tend to appear more solid than granite but still aren’t completely solid), you can again paint the countertops using a variety of paints, clear glitter (not kidding! The change shown here isn’t vastly different in color, but it is pretty dramatic in the look of a high-end finish.

The glossy topcoat itself looks professional and more sophisticated than the previous countertops – in fact, it’s hard to believe that these countertops were once standard laminate..

Now, they did more than just paint the cabinets – they added a new backsplash, island, hardware, sink, appliances and lighting.

HOWEVER, they did swap out their exposed cabinet hinges for hidden ones.

This is a big trend lately, and the modern look works successfully in both contemporary and traditional kitchens.