Why Should I Paint my Kitchen Cabinets?
Is your kitchen looking a little drab to you? Maybe your cabinets are outdated, or you’re just plain bored of them. In this article, I’m going to take you through five reasons why painting your kitchen cabinets might be exactly the solution you’re looking for!
It’s cost effective
The main thing that causes the most stress during a home renovation is the cost. These projects are not cheap. Therefore, it makes sense to try and save money in any place possible. Painting kitchen cabinets is an excellent way to do this. If you choose to paint your kitchen cabinets instead of replacing them, you can reduce the cost of your kitchen remodel by up to $18,000 dollars! That can take quite a bit of stress off of your wallet. Something that is also growing in popularity is refacing cabinets. However, even though this does cost less fully replacing cabinets, it is still a significant amount more than painting.
It’s in style and versatile
Opting to paint your kitchen cabinets gives you so many different options as far as the style goes. Not only can you choose from a multitude of colors, but also finishes. Changing up the finish gives your cabinets an entirely different feel. For example, picking a rich black or grey color with a glossy sheen will give your kitchen a sleek and modern appearance. However, if you were more interested in a charming farmhouse style, you could choose a soft cream with a matte sheen. Something that is very trendy right now is to paint your upper and lower cabinets different colors. This adds enough visual interest that you can pass on flashy countertops or a backsplash. These very different styles, as well as many others in between, can be done with just paint.
If you’ve had the same kitchen for a while, we all know how second nature working in it can become. You can reach into the drawer to the left of the stove and grab a whisk without even having to think about it. Changing around the entire layout of your kitchen can be a hassle, and if you’re having other work done in your home, you do not need the stress of getting used to a new layout on top of everything else.
Something a lot of people don’t think about is that home renovations or remodels can have a pretty negative impact on the environment. However, there are a lot of ways to reduce this, and keep your project as green as possible! An article by Blue and Green Tomorrow states that reusing materials you already have is one of the best ways to limit your environmental impact during a home remodel. When replacing cabinets, everything gets scrapped and usually thrown into a landfill. Even with refacing, doors, drawer fronts, and usually the hardware gets thrown away. If you choose to paint your cabinets, you are not creating any waste. It’s easier on you, and on the environment.
It’s eye catching
Some of you may still be thinking, “but I want to feel like I’m in a whole new kitchen, and I can’t do that by keeping my cabinets”. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth! Just as painting the walls can make a room feel completely different, painting your cabinets will transform your kitchen more than you think. Take a look at these before and after pictures.
Interested in Cabinet painting for your home? You’re in luck! Not only do we paint cabinets, but we are currently offering a fall special. Schedule your free in-person or virtual estimate with ONiT Painting today!