Not replacing, but upgrading, re-facing or updating your kitchen cabinets can easily change the look of your kitchen. Cabinets definitely use a great deal of space in your kitchen area and they also set the tone for the remainder of the area. If you’re really not happy with how your kitchen looks, start with changes to your cabinets. A fresh coat of paint, both on the cabinets as well as any wall surfaces will certainly work to change things. You can also change the cabinet hardware with something fun and trendy, keeping in mind the finish of the hardware. Try a different shade of paint to your cabinets or refinish them and stain them a lighter or darker finish. If you choose to completely replace the cabinets, you can find the same quality and style as the name brands, but at a much lower cost, if you choose a smaller company. It is also a good idea to also replace your old countertops as well to blend in better with your new cabinets. A new natural or engineered stone countertop, along with new cabinets, will add a luxurious, updated look to your kitchen.