The right cabinets for a kitchen or bathroom can mean the difference between a bland space and one that evokes nuance or charm. Cabinetry has the ability to create a fresh look if done correctly.
Cabinet color plays an important role in maintaining a consistent palette and color scheme for kitchens. Cabinets strengthen a primary color or introduce an interesting secondary color. They can be designed to stand out or give more attention to other contrasting elements in the room.
Beautiful cabinets stand out in kitchens and bathrooms. They are just as integral to creating an inviting environment or attracting potential buyers as much as countertops and appliances. See for yourself in the before and after time lapse video above of a cabinet painting job we did for a customer.
A new color can go a long way to making a room unique. We highly recommend updating the brown cabinets.
Painting versus Other Alternatives
Homeowners have some options for updating cabinetry. These include:
- Cabinet replacement
- Cabinet refacing (replacing just the doors and veneering the boxes)
- Cheap particleboard cabinets from IKEA
- Cabinet painting
Cabinet replacement is the most expensive option and usually unnecessary. If the cabinet woodwork is in good condition, it isn’t worth completely replacing it. And if you are looking into a kitchen re-model, cabinets can eat up over 30% of your budget.
Refacing is less expensive and a better alternative than replacement. Usually worth considering if only your cabinet doors are in poor condition. Research the estimated costs first.
Particleboard is basically the Wonder Bread of woodwork and only devalue the home. If your cabinets require replacement or refacing, don’t get particleboard.
Most of the time, the cabinets themselves are fine and can look transformed just with a new color. Cabinet painting is the least expensive option and well worth the benefits it provides.
Cabinet painting is as simple as changing the color from brown to white or another color. New color, maybe knob additions, and it’s good as new — no cabinet replacement or carpentry work required. Minor changes like this can show huge improvement. Check out these befores and afters of a kitchen we have done.
(Photo courtesy of Chandra, one of our customers.)
The Cabinet Painting Process
Re-painting cabinets yourself is not as easy as applying one paint coat over the surfaces, however. Woodwork in the house, especially kitchen cabinets, is usually finished with a glossy product that allows to the surface to be easily wiped and cleaned, as any kitchen surface should be. The flip side of this is that same glossiness prevents from paint sticking to the surface. Cabinet painting requires care and attention to detail to all of the steps necessary to produce presentable results.
The cabinet painting process includes:
- Removing the cabinets
- Deep cleaning (Tri-Sodium Phosphate)
- Sanding to open the finish surface
- Priming with stain-blocking primer
- Painting over with at least two coats of your desired color
Five Star Painting Loudoun’s painters can make a cabinet painting project easy and painless. If you are unsure of the cabinet look or color, our consultants can provide you with options and help you choose the best look that fits your tastes and coordinates with the rest of the area.
If you would like cabinet painting done or know the costs for your home, hit us up on the contact form below or call the number on the form.
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