Beyond kitchen cabinet painting, upgrades to consider
Kitchen Cabinet Painting allows you to upgrade your kitchen in many ways other than just your kitchen cabinet paint color.
There are 9 options below that you should assess in order to have the best painted cabinets that work for you.
The end result will be like having a brand new kitchen and not just kitchen cabinets that are painted.
Castle Complements Painting Co. can help you with the how-to’s of kitchen cabinet painting instead of kitchen cabinet paint DIY.
Our professional team will have your neighbors in awe of your new painted kitchen cabinets.
Have an outdated kitchen from the 90s and know it’s time for a change?
The most popular and affordable option for a new looking kitchen is to paint your cabinets.
There are more options to choose than what kitchen cabinet paint color.
Opportunities abound – Options to consider when deciding to paint your kitchen cabinets are what you don’t you like about them now.
If there are elements of the kitchen cabinets that annoy you or make them look old, even after painting, then now is the perfect time to upgrade so you will LOVE your painted kitchen cabinets.
1. Check for is the kitchen cabinet build quality
Spending time and money on an inferior set of cabinets just doesn’t make sense.
The best kitchen cabinets to paint are made of high-quality materials.
Maple, oak and cherry kitchen cabinets are all great options for kitchen cabinet painting.
If the cabinets are made of particleboard, laminate or plastic veneer then you should probably pass on trying to paint them.
These surfaces make it hard for paint to properly adhere or may need replacing more than painting.
2. The overall condition should be checked as well.
Since your kitchen cabinets maybe 20 years old you should be sure the frames and doors are in sound condition.
The kitchen cabinet doors should be solid, without cracks and free from major damage.
The bases should also be free from major defects so they will be great candidates for painting.
3. The Valance
The most common area that annoys homeowners is the scalloped-edge arch that spans between the upper cabinets over the kitchen sink opening also known as the valance.
This outdated piece of wood that puts a time stamp on your kitchen can be trimmed or removed before painting to increase its visual appeal.
4. The Soffit
Is there an open soffit above your kitchen cabinets that you don’t like?
The area over your kitchen cabinets just collects dust if it’s only a few inches of space.
A very common approach to update the cabinets before painting is to build a soffit that spans from the cabinet up to the ceiling.
A new kitchen cabinet soffit with crown molding can modernize the appearance before painting them and solve the problem with that dust-collecting area.
5. Make it brighter
It’s also a great time to add a light rail to the bottom edge of the upper cabinets.
This could be for an added detail to make the painting kitchen cabinets have a more modern look and also double as an extended area to put under cabinet lights.
6. Make it stylish
How about the hardware on your kitchen cabinets? Kitchen cabinet hardware can also be adding to the outdated look. The hardware can be replaced with a more current look and finish. Are the hinges exposed? You can update to concealed hinges with soft close. The handles and knobs ugly? Yup, you can update them. Even the drawer slides can be updated to a soft close system. No more hearing a slamming drawer or door again.
7. Make it modern
How about the existing door style of your kitchen cabinets?
New kitchen cabinet doors and drawer fronts can be purchased to be painted along with the cabinet bases to match.
This allows you to update the overall style of the entire kitchen. You could change the arch-top doors to a shaker style with cleaner lines.
Doesn’t this sound great?
8. More practical
Need more shelves?
Want them to pull out like a drawer?
Before getting your cabinets ready for paint you can have shelves changed to easy-pull sliding units allowing you to easily access what is in the back of all those hard to reach areas.
Is the dog getting into your trash?
A sliding garbage drawer might just be your answer.
9. Color your world
Now we get to talk about paint for your kitchen cabinets.
Not only do you get to pick any color that you want you can pick multiple colors.
Yes, many clients of ours choose to paint the cabinets on the perimeter one color and paint the island cabinets a separate color.
There is also the opportunity to paint the lower cabinets one color and the upper cabinets a second color.
White painted, deep blue and gray painted cabinets are all popular kitchen cabinet paint colors at the moment. Along with paint color, there is the ability to choose to glaze over the paint and also distressing.
The amazing part of all these options when considering painting your kitchen cabinets is that it is still less expensive to modify a solid set of kitchen cabinets and paint them than it is to replace them.
Even better, all of this can be achieved in less than 2 weeks instead of 3-6 months so you can get a modern, stylish, functional and beautifully painted kitchen cabinets.