What you need to know before painting your kitchen cabinets

What you need to know before painting your kitchen cabinets

Your kitchen cabinets form part of your kitchen’s overall beauty which is why you need o take great care of them. You need to ensure that they look great in order to compliment the rest of your kitchen. Generally speaking, in case you are tired of your old kitchen cabinet, replacing them with new ones can be very costly which is why revamping the old one is always the better option.

Depending on your style, preferences and budget, you can paint, stain or refinish your kitchen cabinets to make them look as good as new.

The following are some of the things you need to think about before painting, staining or refinishing your kitchen cabinets

  • You need to look into the cost of buying a whole new cabinet versus the cost of revamping the old one. As mentioned before, it will generally cost you a lot less to paint your kitchen cabinets than it would to buy and install a whole new set. This is assuming that the cabinets are in good shape to begin with.  Besides adding a fresh coat of paint to the cabinet, you can also look into upgrading simple stuff such s the hinges and pulls to give your cabinets a brand new look.
  • You need to look at how much time you have to spare before deciding on whether or not to replace old cabinets with new ones. In case you opt to change cabinets, you need to bear in mind that fitting in new cabinets takes a lot more time than painting the old ones if they are in good shape that is. In addition, with painting, you are spared all the hassle that comes with having to remove everything from the cabinet such as the appliances before installing a brand new cabinet. With painting, you get to use your kitchen as you normally would with the exception being that it is being painted.
  • How do you envision your cabinets? Depending on how you wish your cabinets to turn out, you should be in a good potion to find the right paint color, the right patterns or the right design to use. With painting, it is also possible to choose which colors will go well with the rest of your kitchen so that you can better coordinate the cabinet colors to the rest of the kitchen.

For as long as your cabinet is in good shape it makes no sense to spend a lot of money replacing it when a simple paint job could do the trick-unless you have a lot of money to spend!