A recent project we completed included a white finish and door and drawer front replacement in a shaker style with slab style drawer fronts. One think we usually included with this type of cabinet project, is a large overlay. This means that the doors and drawer fronts cover most of the cabinet frames, giving an even more updated result. 1/2″ overlay is common with builder-grade cabinets, which results in gaps between the doors that are as large as 2-1/2″. We can usually reduce those gaps by using new hinges that are 1-1/4″ overlay or larger.
In some instances we removed the center member of the cabinet frame to make more room for access. In these cases, the doors were sized to meet in the center.
We used a pigmented white lacquer with our exterior grade top-coat from Target Coatings.
These photos show the dramatic change: