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7 Reasons to Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets

Your kitchen cabinets are an important feature both in terms of design and function for your home, and if your kitchen cabinets are looking a bit dated, dingy, or they’ve just never really been your style, it might be time to make an update. 

While cabinet refinishing and replacement are popular among some homeowners, kitchen cabinet painting is often a much more affordable option, and can produce results that are just as striking.

1. Cabinets Look Outdated & Dirty

Do you have dated or old fashioned cabinets? The ones that look orange and grainy? Painting your kitchen cabinets can make a huge difference in transforming your kitchen from outdated to modern. It will even look lighter and brighter! 

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Often older stained cabinets won’t look clean, despite how frequently and thoroughly you clean them. Naturally cabinets get a lot of wear and tear over the years, with continuous touching and spattering of grease from cooking. This all starts to take a toll on your cabinets, leaving them feeling gross and unclean.

Painting your kitchen cabinets refreshes not only your space but also your mind!

2. Personalize Your Kitchen

Painting cabinets can be incorporated into any home decor, allowing for the highest level of personalization.

White is very trendy now, but there are no limits when it comes to color choice. Unlike being restricted to manufacturer colors, you can paint your cabinets in any sheen and color that best fits into your design. 

An accent island a bold contrast to a white kitchen

You don’t have to stop at just painting a solid color; you can further enhance your cabinets by using glazes, pinstripes, antiqued, and distressed finishes.  These customized options add not only a unique look to your kitchen but an artistic one.

3. Modernize Your Kitchen

We hear all the time that our clients like their kitchen cabinet design but hate the color. Your kitchen cabinets may be in excellent physical condition but are simply outdated. Painting your cabinets can provide a completely new look without the hassle of a lengthy and costly remodel.

Are your kitchen cabinets in good shape? Do you like the layout of your existing cabinets? Modernizing your cabinets with a fresh finish is an attractive option. It allows you to avoid a major renovation and keep the same layout as your existing cabinets.

Polished Brass Pulls Can Modernize a Kitchen

There is no need to stop at just changing the color of your cabinet doors; you can modernize your kitchen with new hardware. While having your cabinets painted is a terrific time to upgrade door pulls and knobs to glam up and further customize your kitchen.

4. Painting Your Cabinets Save Time

Many cabinet refinishing projects can be completed in 5-10 days minimizing downtime and disruption to your family. Depending on the work, remodels can take weeks to complete.

Cabinet refinishing allows you to enjoy your new kitchen faster and get your life back to normal. Remodeling can leave you without a kitchen and living with the clutter of your ‘stuff’ in other rooms.

Any contractor working in your home can be disruptive and stressful experience. Choosing the right contractor, whether a cabinet painter or not, is one of the most crucial decisions of the process.

Below is our schedule and cabinet painting process.

5. Painting Your Cabinets Saves Money

There is no question about it; remodeling a kitchen can require a sizable financial investment.

Painting your kitchen cabinet will only cost a fraction of the replacement cost. Most professional cabinet painting projects cost $3000-$6000. However, a typical midlevel kitchen remodeling project can easily approach (or exceed) $30,000.

In fact, cabinets are the most expensive item in your kitchen (or your home), so if you can avoid having to purchase new ones, you will save a big chunk of change.

Don’t forget that with a remodel you will most likely have to replace the countertop, sink, backsplash, flooring, and hire a plumber! Additionally, there is always the cost of removing and disposing of the old cabinets and installation of the new.

Think of all the money that can be saved! That money can go towards other upgrades.

6. Painting Cabinets is Less Intrusive

Cabinets can be painted or refinished independently and do not require any other work or renovation to complete. Painting keeps the cost down and allows work to be completed quickly.

All Surfaces Protected from Paint

When cabinets are replaced, there are other areas of work involved with the process. Most often, plumbing, countertops, backsplash, millwork, flooring are impacted by cabinet replacement.

Kitchen cabinets touch all of these building elements and are often disruptive, adding to the time and expense associated with removing and replacing old cabinets.

7. Increases the Value of Your Home

Research finds that kitchen upgrades, such as cabinet refinishing, increase your home’s value more than invasive remodeling work. 

Not only does refinishing your cabinets save you money, but it has also proven to be a valuable improvement to your home.

Increasing the value of your home is especially important if you are looking to sell your home. Painting your kitchen cabinets give you the biggest bang for your buck.

Painting your cabinets before selling your home can improve the marketability and maximize the selling price. Homebuyers love to see a fresh, clean kitchen while shopping for a new home.

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