Should I Paint My Kitchen Cabinets?

Should I Paint My Kitchen Cabinets?

The kitchen is the part of the house that everyone spends a good amount of time in, so you want the look and feel of it to be comfortable and inviting. You see that your cabinets are old-fashioned and need to be upgraded, but perhaps you like the type of wood that your cabinets are made out of. 

If you don't want to completely replace your cabinets, what options do you have? Well, you could paint them. Painting your wooden kitchen cabinets can be a great and inexpensive renovation that will give your kitchen a brand new look without breaking your budget.

Keep Your Cabinet's Style in Mind

Keep your style choices in mind because pairing yellow cabinets with a white backdrop will turn your traditional kitchen into a country kitchen, so you should style it appropriately. French countryside breakfast table and chairs would be a great fit into a country-style kitchen.

There are many style choices you need to take into consideration for your kitchen renovation. Cottage kitchens are family-friendly zones with neutral colors and comfortable seating. Old World styles have lots of hand-carved and intricately detailed furnishings. And romantic style kitchens have light and flirty colors while the Tuscan style has a mixture of warm tones with an antique look. 

The style of your cabinets, your kitchen, and your home should all be taken into account before you decide to paint your cabinets and certainly before you choose a color. 

Take a Look at Your Budget

On average, it costs anywhere from $20,000 to $50,000 to do a complete kitchen renovation. If you need a low-cost solution to create a look that increases the value of your home, painting your kitchen cabinets instead of buying brand new ones is a good choice. 

The style of your cabinets, your kitchen and your home should all be taken into account before you decide to paint your cabinets and certainly before you choose a color.

Once you make that choice, you need to consider the time it will take to paint the cabinets yourself versus hiring a professional to do it for you. First, you will have to remove all of the hardware and the cabinet doors, then label them so you will know where they will go once you put them back. Next, you have to sand the cabinets. When you finish sanding, it's time to find the right kind of paint and primer for the wood. Your final step is to prime and paint the cabinets the color of your choosing.

As you can see, there are a lot of steps involved and it's a pretty involved process. Again, look at your budget and see if you can afford to hire a professional to paint your cabinets. It will save you time, stress, and make sure the job gets done right.

Choose a Color Carefully

Painting your kitchen cabinets can change the look and feel of the space. It can make it a comforting and inviting place to cook or spend time eating meals. With added color, your kitchen can become the most prestigious room in the house. Just understand that you must know what colors are right for your space.

Darker colors, such as deep red, navy, forest green, plum, or black, are meant for larger kitchen areas. Dark colors will make a room appear smaller. These colors will look great in a large space. Just accent it with light-colored countertops, decorations and fixtures. With black cabinets, a white wall or backsplash will offset the darkness and give your room a modern feel.

In cozier kitchens, use lighter colors like yellow, white, beige, sky blue or mint green to make the space appear larger. These colors will also make the room feel cheerful and open.

Kitchen Tune-Up 

If you want a professional to take on the task, you can have the experts at Kitchen Tune-Up give your cabinets the necessary renovation. We can paint your cabinets, reface them, place new doors on them or design custom cabinets just for you. Contact us today to get started on your cabinet renovation!