Make the most of your existing kitchen cabinets with a clever cabinet makeover. Replacing kitchen cabinetry altogether can be quite the investment, but if your cabinets are in good shape structurally, a little facelift is all they need to look like new and give your kitchen a fresh update. Find inspiration and learn techniques by browsing our photos of kitchen cabinet makeovers. We'll show you how a new coat of paint or a new distressed finish disguises marred or nicked wood cabinetry -- and how to get creative by painting the upper cabinets one color and the bottom in a contrasting hue. Replacing cabinet hardware or covering the inside backs of cabinetry with wallpaper are other simple cabinet makeover ideas that have a big effect. Some homeowners choose to replace the cabinet doors with modern options such as glass and frosted-glass fronts. Sheet metal and chalkboard fronts are handsome updates, as well. Others embellish the doors with purchased molding or designs cut into the wood. A drastic cabinet makeover can be achieved by removing the cabinets altogether. We'll show you how to remove kitchen cabinets and replace them with shelves and decorative brackets.