Is your kitchen on the older side but you cringe at the thought of how much a kitchen renovation must cost? If so, you’ve probably wondered about the economic alternative to replacing your cabinets. Cabinet painting. If you’re like most people you’ve probably wondered what exactly it entails. Is it as great as it sounds? What exactly is the process?
What is cabinet painting?
Cabinet painting is when you take the structure of your already existing kitchen and modify it. You can change give the colors a facelift, change out the knobs, handles and even fix up the countertops. Your kitchen isn’t the only room this can be done in. Bathrooms are another good candidate for this service.
Would Cabinet Painting work for my kitchen?
While this can be a really great way to save some money, it isn’t possible for all kitchens. Your kitchen will need to be in good shape for this to be an option for you. If your cabinets are falling apart you’re better off looking to replace them entirely. But if everything is in good condition and you just want to give your kitchen a modern facelift this can be a great option for you.
What Are The Benefits Of Painting Kitchen Cabinets?
The biggest benefit is that it will cost less than a kitchen renovation, while still offering comparable results. This is a great option if you just don’t have the money for a full blown reno but can’t stand looking at your dated kitchen for another minute.
And maybe you like the way your kitchen looks, but one element like the cabinets or the countertops are a dead giveaway that it’s less than modern. This is a great option if there are a lot of things you love and want to keep intact with your kitchen, while just changing a few things you find unsightly.
The biggest pro is probably something you haven’t considered. The time you’ll save. Full kitchen renovations can take weeks or even months to complete. Many of us just don’t have time for our kitchen to be in shambles or inaccessible for that long. Refacing your kitchen will likely only take a few days.
And of course, this is a great option if you’re looking to be environmentally friendly. You can get the new look for your kitchen that you’ll love, while not wasting perfectly good materials.
What Are The Downsides Of Painting Your Kitchen Cabinets?
That all depends on the quality of your kitchen already and what it is that you’re looking for. If you hate the layout of your kitchen, this won’t help. It will look nicer but it’ll still be the same kitchen.
If the condition of your cabinet doesn’t seem like it’s going to hold up for much longer it may not be worth the money because in a few years you might need to just do a full renovation anyways. It might be more worthwhile to save the money and invest it into your renovation.
If you’re not just thinking about a few coats of paint, but also planning to change out everything from backspace to light fixtures it would probably be cheaper to just change everything in one go, instead of opting to repaint.
So, cabinet painting isn’t right for everyone. If you’re considering it, you really need to think about what it is that you want from your kitchen. If you just need to brighten it up, this can be a great way to get that look you love while saving some money. But if your issues with your kitchen go deeper than the surface it’s probably better to start looking into the costs of a traditional renovation.