Paint or Replace Kitchen Cabinets?
Updated: Mar 10
We love to help customers save money by painting their kitchen cabinets rather than replacing them. Whether you are ready to sell your home, prepare it for a new renter or just enjoy the look of a new fresh updated kitchen, we are here to bring your vision to fruition. We had the pleasure of painting all the cabinetry in a Deer Park home last summer to include a guest and master bathroom. Wow! What a huge difference it made before it was put on the market. Go check that project out here! So here are our top 7 reasons to have your kitchen cabinets painted:
Painting kitchen cabinets is a much more affordable option than replacing them entirely.
The cost of materials and labor for painting is significantly less than purchasing new cabinets and having them installed. Additionally, painting allows you to keep the existing structure and layout of your cabinets, eliminating the need for additional construction costs. It also allows you to update the look of your cabinets without breaking the bank.
Painting allows you to choose any color or finish that you desire, making it easy to achieve a custom look. The options in paint colors and cabinet hardware are endless! A popular color choice for 2022 is SW9130 Evergreen Fog by Sherwin Williams. What about choosing a different color for the upper and lower cabinets? I love the gray on these lowers, don't you?
“The kitchen is the heart of every home, for the most part. It evokes memories of your family history.” – Debi Mazar
3. Quick turnaround time
Painting can be completed in a relatively short amount of time, whereas replacing cabinets can take weeks or even months. Ordering paint and scheduling your painting contractor can happen pretty fast. Usually, a week is an adequate amount of time to repaint most kitchen cabinets.
4. Increased durability
A fresh coat of paint can help protect and prolong the life of your cabinets. There are some great painting products out there for kitchen cabinets. One of our favorites is Sherwin Williams Emerald Urethane Trim Enamel. It is a water based enamel so it resists yellowing like a more traditional oil based paint. In addition the washability is great, which is super important for kitchen cabinets that receive a lot of use.
5. Easy to touch up
If a cabinet gets damaged, it's easy to touch up the paint rather than replace the entire cabinet. You will have the perfect match ready to go right in your home.
6. Can update the look of an old kitchen
Painting can give an outdated kitchen a new and modern look. Often older homes have solid cabinetry that is just worn or dated by the color or stain. Choosing a more modern color scheme that flows with the rest of your decor will make your whole kitchen look brand new.
7. Increases home value
A fresh coat of paint can increase the value of a home, making it a smart investment for homeowners. On average, painting cabinets can add 1-3% to the value of your home!
So there it is! Painting your kitchen cabinets rather than replacing them can be a great choice for you and your home. Give us a call and we will come out and discuss your kitchen cabinet vision with you.