Designer/ TV personality David Bromstad attends AOL Build Speaker Series at AOL Studios in New York on February 3, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
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Update Old Cabinets The Way HGTV
Star David Bromstad Suggests
Paint Them Pink
David Bromstad loves using bold pink paint, which complements pastels and neutrals, makes a great accent color, and is an inexpensive way to spruce up the kitchen.
Bleach Wood
According to Bromstad, bleaching painted wooden cabinets is an effective way to lighten their color and achieve a natural, wooden look without replacing them entirely.
Research your wood before starting, then use a sander to remove the original finish. Cover in full-strength bleach, dry, then repeat the process until you reach the desired shade.
Mix And Match
Having different but cohesive sets of cabinets is trendy. Change up your panel designs or paint the upper and lower cabinets complementary colors to achieve this look.
Add Soft Hinges
Soft-closing hinges are cheap and easy to install. Remove the existing hinges with a drill, and use the holes to line up the new ones before screwing them in firmly.
Create Height
Bromstad suggests having taller cabinets to provide extra storage and a more cohesive look. This can be done easily by adding boxes to the tops of existing cupboards.