The kitchen is the center of most modern homes. The popularity of open concept design houses allows the kitchen to be the place where the family not only bonds over food, but is also the hub of the household. Your kitchen can be the most visible and most utilized place in your entire home. Kitchen trends change drastically in a relatively short amount of time. Keeping yours up to date can be as easy as getting your cabinets professionally painted.
Here are 6 reasons to paint your cabinets rather than replace them.
1. Update and clean
Modernizing your cabinets with fresh paint and stylish hardware can completely change the look and feel of your kitchen. Kitchen cabinets get a lot of wear over the years. Sometimes no amount of cleaning can make them look fresh. Painting is a fresh start to a clean-looking kitchen.
Since the kitchen is a focal point in your home, it makes sense that you would like the space to feel inviting and distinct. Often we purchase a home where we didn’t get to choose the color scheme or style. Painting your cabinets allows you to imprint your individual taste.
3. Modernize without the construction mess
If you have ever had construction on your home, you know how much it can disrupt the rest of your house. Dirt and dust have a way of seeping into every room of the house when you are doing a full kitchen renovation. Painting is far cleaner and causes much less interference in your home.
4. Saves time
A professional painting company can be in and out of your home in 72 hours. That means 3 days for a totally updated-looking kitchen. Replacing cabinets can take weeks (and involves other replacements, as well.) That means weeks that you cannot use your kitchen.
5. Saves money
Often people will see advertisements where the cost of cabinets is similar to that of repainting and wonder why they would ever consider painting when they could have new. It seems counterintuitive until you know the full truth. New cabinets, as is often advertised, leave out other costs. You will need to pay for installation, which can require plumbers, carpenters, and electricians. This adds up. One of the most overlooked costs with new cabinets is that they will require a new countertop as well.
6. Increases the value of your home
Especially if you are looking to sell, an updated kitchen is one of the most requested items buyers list when looking at houses. Freshly painted cabinets will increase marketability and maximize the selling price of your home.
If your cabinets are of good construction and you like the layout of your current kitchen, painting vs replacing your cabinets is a no-brainer. You’ll get the look of a modern kitchen with less hassle, time, and money.