5 Reasons to Repaint Your Kitchen Cabinets
Do your kitchen cabinets look faded from years of use? You could save thousands of dollars by painting kitchen cabinets, as opposed to letting a remodeler pressure you into total replacement. Quality cabinets are built to last, which means you shouldn’t have to gut and replace cabinets for decades.
However, this doesn’t mean you can’t change your kitchen’s aesthetic with a fresh coat of cabinet paint. Professional painters are able to clean, sand, and paint cabinet doors and surrounding woodwork. Continue reading to learn why more and more homeowners choose the Grand Rapids painters at New Look Painting to paint kitchen cabinets.
Brighten Up Your Kitchen
White cabinets help your kitchen look more spacious and airy. Keep in mind that there are literally thousands (yes, thousands!) of shades of white for you to choose from that have either cool or warm undertones.
To find the best paint for kitchen cabinets, we recommend getting paint swatches from your local painting contractor. Next, put the paint swatches up on your cabinets and live with them for a few days. Do you still like the colors you chose in the morning light as you do in the mid-afternoon or evening? The time of day can affect how a color looks. For example, the color “White Dove” may look more like “Gray Dove” in early morning.
Update Old Cabinets
If your old kitchen cabinets are in good condition, there’s no reason to prematurely replace them. In fact, custom kitchen cabinets that were built the same time as your house may be of higher quality than what you could get from a factory. For this reason, many homeowners choose to simplyand surrounding woodwork.
You could save thousands of dollars by painting wood cabinets, as opposed to paying for total replacement. Even refacing cabinets costs more money than painting because it takes more time and labor. When you reface kitchen cabinets, the contractor replaces cabinet doors and drawer fronts. They also cover the rest of the visible woodwork with material to match. Repainting cabinets, on the other hand, only requires that residential painters clean, sand, and paint.
Save Time and Stress
It takes time to gut and replace kitchen cabinets, which is why many homeowners opt for a new coat of paint. Not only does painting kitchen cabinets take less time, but it also helps you save money that could be spent on other home improvement projects.
Replacing all the cabinets in your kitchen can take up to six weeks, depending on the size of your kitchen. Not being able to use your kitchen for weeks on end is an inconvenience that can be avoided by simply repainting your cabinets.
If you plan on selling your house in the near future, you may want to consider repainting kitchen cabinets. When a prospective homebuyer walks into your kitchen for the first time, one of the first things they’ll notice are your cupboards. This is why many homeowners consider painting kitchen cabinets white so they’ll appeal to a wide range of people. Cupboards take up a lot of wall space, which makes them an important design element in your kitchen.
The Grand Rapids interior painters at New Look Painting are dedicated to helping homeowners improve the value of their homes by offering a range of residential and commercial painting services. If you are interested in painting kitchen cabinets, call us to schedule your free estimate at (616) 532-3300.