How Painting Can Improve Your Kitchen Cabinets
Whether they’re beginning to show their age, or they’re just outdated, those cabinets are not just eyesores. They can affect the look and feel of your kitchen and even make you spend less time there. There’s good news – you don’t need to completely gut your cabinets to reinvigorate your kitchen.
Painting them can actually offer a wide range of benefits and costs a fraction of the price you’d pay for new ones to be installed.
1. It’s Today’s Trend
First, and this might surprise you if you haven’t really kept up with home kitchen design trends, painted cabinets are becoming more and more popular today. It’s a great way to tie your cabinets into the design of the kitchen and even the style of the entire home, and you can do so much more than just plain, boring white.
Go with grey for a modern touch or add a pop of colour with yellow. Just about any colour can be used with the right strategy.
2. Paint Protects the Wood
Your kitchen is filled with threats to real wood cabinets. Moisture from boiling water on the stove or from the sink can damage finishes and warp wood. Hot grease can stain wood. Frequent use will wear through the polyurethane finish on cabinet doors and drawers, leading to wear and tear.
With paint, you get a protective coating over the wood that helps ensure your investment will last as long as possible. Not to mention the fact that today’s paints are much more durable than they were a few years ago. A couple of coats of your favourite colour could give you protection that will last for decades, ensuring that you have less cost in maintaining your kitchen over time.
3. Easier to Sell Your Home
If you’ll be putting your home on the market in the near future, painting your kitchen cabinets is an excellent idea. Why? Again, it taps into modern design trends and gives your kitchen a sleek new look. It also makes your home stand out from others on the market. There’s also the fact that it adds value to your home without the cost of going with a total kitchen makeover. Painting is one of the most cost-effective ways to boost appeal and add value without draining your bank account and attract more would-be buyers.
4. It’s Easier Than You Think
Installing new cabinets in your kitchen is a long, drawn-out process. During that time, your kitchen will be largely unusable.
You may also have contractors in and out of your home throughout the removal and installation process. In fact, it’s not unusual for new cabinet installations to take up to 10 weeks or even longer. When you paint your kitchen cabinets, you get the project done and over with in a much shorter period of time and without the need for a full construction crew to be in your home.
You get your kitchen back in working order in record time – mere days instead of weeks!
Finally, painting your old cabinets is actually better for the environment than replacing them because it creates no landfill waste and actually reduces the demand for raw lumber. So, you can look at your renovation project as helping to do your part to protect the planet.
Ultimately, painting your kitchen cabinets can do more than just breathe new life into the most frequently used room in your home. It can help you protect the environment, save time and money, achieve a modern look, and even add value to your home without a major investment. Ready to make the change?
Get in touch with Elite Trade Painting at 1-877-663-5483.