Gary Mar Designs Long Island Interior Designer Design tip of the week: Updating a kitchen on a budget can be a real challenge. Replacing your cabinets can be over $10,000.00. So what can you do to give your old kitchen a much needed facelift and save yourself a ton of money and aggravation?Adding decorative molding and painting the cabinets is a great way to save money. This can completely transform your cabinets. Install 3-4” crown molding to the tops of the cabinets and add a small decorative stripe of molding to the bottom. This adds architectural detail and gives the cabinets anupdated look. Now it’s time to paint your cabinets. I highly recommend Rust-oleum Cabinet Transformation kit for this job. It is offered in a variety of color, you can even add a glaze over the paint if you want a more distressed look. Gary Marc Designs recently completed this kitchen using this product and the results are cabinets that look brand new.