Updating kitchen cabinets with hardware

We moved to our new house a little over a week ago. First, I removed all the doors and drawers and then I removed the hardware – hinges, pulls and screws. I had no idea it was copper until after the hardware sat in de-greaser overnight. I screwed the hinges back onto the doors and made a trip to Lowe’s. Ours was a little on the insane side, but it ended perfectly. I decided to trim the doors out to cover part of the old-fashioned hinge that extended onto the cabinet door. I just felt like that poke-y part was a bit too dated.We don't have a huge budget and will not be able to replace the countertops right away because the flooring is priority.I'm thinking a muted blue on the walls and thick-striped black and white rug for a more modern look.

Refinishing your cabinets, installing new doors and drawer fronts, refacing your existing cabinets with wood veneer or RTF (rigid thermo foil) laminate, installing new cabinet hardware, and making your kitchen more efficient with storage solutions all can go a long way toward making your kitchen a more attractive and useful place.Maybe you've been hesitating: The task can seem daunting and it's hard to know where to start.Luckily, you have a number of options in bringing your kitchen up to date.He did agree to let me paint the trim (around doors, baseboards, etc.) white to match the rest of the house. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, think less expensive cosmetic fixes as opposed to major overhauls/purchases.Oh, and my husband is an electrician, so maybe some creative lighting ideas?

Updating kitchen cabinets with hardware