Updating kitchen countertops
Alternatively, look for precut edge banding that has adhesive already on the backing.
Many people do not like the gap that is left between the laminate on the top of the counter and the edging on the side.
You do not need to paint your whole countertop just to update the trim.
Both are available through woodworking companies, and some manufactures offer peel-and-stick veneer to make the task simpler. Work carefully, and your kitchen will look brand-new in no time.
But more often than not, the room itself lacks those attributes. Your cavelike kitchen feels that way because the dark cabinets have sucked all the light out of the room.
But a brighter makeover doesn't necessarily mean replacing those gloomy boxes with all-new ones.
As long as the frames and doors are structurally sound, you can clean them up and brush on a fresh coat of paint—and within a weekend take that kitchen from dreary to sunny.
All you need to update your old kitchen cabinets is some strong cleaner, sandpaper, a paintbrush, and a little elbow grease.
You will need to sand the laminate to rough it up so the paint can adhere to it.