Answer these five questions to determine if it makes sense to have your kitchen cabinets painted.
Painted kitchen cabinetry remains a strong trend, with the options for colors moving beyond the ever-popular white to embrace every hue imaginable, from moss green to deep red to matte black. A fresh coat of paint is historically touted to be the quickest and least expensive way to transform a room, and your kitchen cabinets are a great place to start.
The kitchen is considered the hub of a home, so any improvements you are guaranteed to increase its value and appeal. Whether you are renovating your current home or moving into a new one, it may be time to consider hiring a professional contractor to give your cabinets a face lift.
1. Are your current cabinets good quality?
Not all kitchen cabinets are created equal. If yours are made of cheap particle board, are warped or chipped, or are crooked and misaligned, fresh paint would only be a temporary fix, at best. But if your cabinets are simply tired and outdated, then hiring a professional to paint them is a great investment. A painting contractor will be well versed in high-quality products that will properly adhere to the surface, as well as the most durable materials to help your cabinets withstand heavy use.
2. Is the layout of your kitchen practical and convenient?
If the general footprint of your kitchen makes cooking easier, and if your appliances boast a practical workflow, you will want to consider giving them a fresh coat of paint rather than replacing them. If space allows for a kitchen island or additional cabinetry, a new paint job will unify both old and new cabinets for a fresh, cohesive look.
3. Are you replacing your kitchen floor?
A tired or outdated kitchen will negatively impact the appeal of a beautiful new hardwood or tile floor. If you are replacing your old flooring with something current and fresh, you should update your cabinets to keep them on par with your floor.
4. Do you have a tight budget for renovations?
If you are embarking on a major kitchen renovation, you’ve likely been setting money aside in advance. Painting your existing cabinets costs a fraction of the price of installing new ones. Hiring a contractor to paint your cabinets frees up your money for other improvements, such as new appliances or countertops. Your budget will stretch much further if you choose to repaint rather than replace your cabinetry.
5. Would you like to increase the value of your home or rental property?
Kitchens and bathrooms remain a top priority for both prospective buyers and renters. A beautiful kitchen will increase the market value of your home or allow you to increase your rental rate. Since painting your cabinets costs much less than replacing them, you’ll get more bang for your buck.
You could also swap out generic builder-grade hardware for something unique and streamlined that complements your newly-painted cabinets and potential buyers will be satisfied that a major kitchen renovation is not in their future.
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Painting your cabinets is a low-cost way to make a major impact in your kitchen. Consider whether yours are an ideal candidate, and let us know if we can help.