Is Replacing Better Than Painting Kitchen Cabinets?

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One of the biggest factors a homeowner must weigh when redecorating their kitchen is budget.  A kitchen update can be extremely expensive - often tens of thousands of dollars, or more - so, understandably, a homeowner would look for ways to reduce the expense.

Painting kitchen cabinets would be an obvious example. If the cabinets still work, in terms of successfully holding cooking materials, why replace them entirely? Well, as with most things, there are pros and cons to both approaches.

Why Paint Your Cabinets?

Painting kitchen cabinets is the obvious choice when you want to save money. However, if you have an eye towards selling, later on, it may not save you that much in the long run.

Consider the design of your cabinets. Does their overall look still match with current styles, as well as with the rest of your kitchen? If you can slap some new paint on the cabinets, and have them look fine in-context, then Painting is definitely an option.

Also, this is a good choice if you already have hardwood cabinets. Good quality woodwork is essentially timeless and usually benefits significantly from painting.

Why Replace Your Cabinets?

Replacing your cabinetry is more expensive, but there are times where it makes sense. First, if the cabinets are already significantly damaged - such as being warped or cracked. Painting won't repair them.

Another factor would be if you're not happy with their placement, or you're planning on a total revamp of your kitchen layout. Preserving existing cabinets is difficult, in this case.

Also, if they have an overall style, which is simply out-of-date, sure, painting midcentury cabinets is an option - but they'll still look out of style, no matter what color you choose. Nor is the midcentury likely to come back any time soon.

Finally, there is the matter of refurbishing to flip. Kitchens sell homes. If your goal is to sell the house quickly, and for a high price, a top-quality kitchen with all-new hardware will make that much more likely.

Some Cabinet Painting Ideas

Like the style of your cabinets? Have you considered replacing the hardware on the doors and drawers? Like the color? Perhaps sanding followed by a polyurethane finish could suffice. But if you want to transform your kitchen, consider applying a bold coat of paint to your wood cabinet. Painting or staining your cabinet doors in contrasting colors to a tile backsplash could be just the flair needed for your kitchen design. Refurbishing kitchen cabinets could be a modest home improvement that makes you fall in love again with one of the central rooms in your home.

Genesis Pro Painting & Restoration Can Create Your Dream Kitchen

Whether you're painting kitchen cabinets or replacing everything, Genesis Pro Painting specializes in helping to make your kitchen refurb into a reality. We're one of Westchester County's most-trusted home renovation experts, and we'd love to help turn your kitchen into the room you've always dreamed of. Contact us to set up a consultation!

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Amy Rinzler
Amy Rinzler
12:26 16 Mar 23
Genesis was prompt, communicative, very neat and completed the job on time and beautifully. They were all a pleasure to work with!
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23:10 24 Feb 23
We had a fantastic experience with Genesis Pro Painting & Restoration! Rodrigo and the rest of his team were very friendly, efficient, and profesional. They always left our place very clean & tidy, which we definitely appreciated as we have a puppy. The team was responsive and flexible with any repairs that needed to get done prior to painting, and the actual paint job looks amazing. We will definitely be using Genesis in the future as they made the whole process incredibly smooth from start to finish!
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