Reasons to Paint Your Cabinets

If your kitchen cabinets are old and ugly, you can modernize your kitchen by having them painted to look brand new. Unless you're unhappy with the size and layout of your cabinets, replacing them doesn't make sense. Most cabinets we paint are well built and only need a makeover.

Before painting them, you can spruce up the style by installing crown molding at the top, or trim, on the sides of the wall boxes and island. Old knobs can be replaced with new ones. Simple changes like this make a big difference after everything is painted.

Some painters brush and roll cabinets, but we spray paint them for a professional finish. Brushing and rolling takes too long and leaves stippling texture on the door fronts. Nothing beats the sprayed look. 

Here are six reasons to paint your cabinets:

  1.  Cost

It's true that buying new cabinets is very expensive. In a large kitchen, the cost can go as high as $10,000, or greater. Having them professionally painted is typically half the cost, or less, of buying new ones, and the money saved can be used to buy new countertops and appliances.

  2.  Professionally Painted Cabinets Look Awesome

Professionally painted cabinets look amazing, especially with new hardware installed. If desired, we can use grain filler on porous wood, like oak, to reduce the wood grain and smooth out the surface, or leave the grain unfilled for a rustic look. With paint, there are endless color options too.

 3.   Kitchens Sell Homes

A house with an updated kitchen sells faster than a house with an outdated one. If you need to put your house on the market, but your cabinets are old, painting them will update your kitchen and make it easier to sell your house.

 4.   Your Kitchen is Dark

Stained cabinets make a kitchen look darker and even smaller in size. Painting them white makes a dark kitchen look much brighter. The brown stained look was popular in the 90's, but not so much anymore.

5.   The Previous Paint Job is Bad

Maybe your cabinets are already painted, but whoever painted them did a horrible job. You can always repaint them instead of buying new ones. Most homeowners are happy to hire a professional painter to get the job done correctly instead of doing the work themselves. 

6.   More Color Scheme Options

There aren't as many creative options available for wood stain, but with paint, you can choose different colors and schemes to make a kitchen look amazing. The base cabinets can be painted a different shade than the top, or an island can be painted an accent color. You can even paint the doors a different color than the wall boxes.

Paneled doors can be glazed for a classy look. You can also paint them any color to contrast decor, flooring, or furniture. Whites is trendy and goes with any wall and countertop color. Grey is also popular.

Want to paint your cabinets?

Check out our kitchen cabinet painting page to see before and after pictures of cabinets we've painted, as well as information on our prep and painting process, or submit your estimate request online now. Questions? Call Matt (847)845-6876.

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