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1 Budget Friendly Way to Update Your Kitchen

So, you’ve decided now is the time to update your kitchen. But maybe you don’t know where to start. What would give your new kitchen life? We’re here to tell you that updating your kitchen cabinetry can be more transformative than any other way to create a new space out of your old kitchen.

But here’s where your probably wondering, how can this idea be budget friendly? Aren’t new cabinets expensive? They certainly can be, which is why refinishing them is the way to go if they are still in good condition. They may have smudges, dings, dents and the like, but that’s ok. A refinisher can repair the slight damage during the refinishing process.

By hiring a professional cabinet refinisher, you might be able to save money and achieve the look you want at the same time. This depends on your kitchen’s layout and features. The bottom line is that if your frames are in good condition, you can refinish your cabinetry for far less than the price of replacing or refacing them.

A lot of people want to know how much the cost of refinishing will be for their kitchen’s unique needs. This quote isn’t easy to figure out if you’re a novice. For this reason, we recommend calling a professional cabinet refinisher for a consultation. A reputable refinisher will come to your home and give you a quote. This price is what you will pay, such as what the guys at Greenville Refinishing do in Upstate South Carolina.

Here are the factors that pros consider before they find an accurate price for your quote:

Number of Cabinets

The biggest factor that weighs in on a refinisher’s cost for your specific needs is the number of cabinets you have in your kitchen. In most cases, the more cabinets you have, the higher the price tag. In addition, how large your cabinets are goes into providing an accurate quote.

The good news is that sometimes a pro will provide a discount for bulk prices that can save you money. For instance, if all you need to refinish is one cabinet, you could ask your pro how much he or she will charge for refinishing 6 cabinets. In many cases, homeowners love the look of their updated cabinetry so much that they ask for them all to be refinished. You might be pleasantly surprised at the final cost in comparison to the huge price tag of a total replacement.

Finish Selection

Another huge thing to consider is how drastic of a change you want for your new look. For example, if you have dark cabinets, such as navy and you want them painted white, the workload will be greater. On the other hand, if you don’t want a major, dynamic change such as dark to light cabinetry, your cost should be lower because the workload isn’t as big.


Some cabinets have simple designs, and some have intricate designs. Still, there are others that fall somewhere in the middle. These are additional things pros consider when providing you a quote.

The simple designs, for obvious reasons, will be less money that the complex designs because refinishing an intricate design pattern requires more skill and more attention to detail. Be sure to check out pros photo galleries before you decide on who you want to provide you a quote.


What Is The Painting Process?

In simple terms, the refinishing process involves removing the existing paint or stain, sanding the surface, repairing any minor dents and ding, chips, etc., then applying primer, followed by coats of paint to the surface of the cabinets. Without tearing down or replacing the cabinetry and paying the hefty price tag to replace them, you can achieve a brand-new look for your cabinetry by having a professional refinish them.

Is Kitchen Cabinet Painting Less Expensive than Refacing?

Yes! In many cases, refacing can be twice as much as refinishing your kitchen cabinets. When you reface cabinets, you must replace the doors and hardware.

How Much Am I Typically Saving?

Considering replacement cabinets require tearing out the existing cabinetry and replacing them with brand new can be up to four times as much as refinishing them!

What’s the Bottom Line?

If your kitchen cabinets are in good shape, function properly, and simply need to be freshened up, it’s best to get a quote from a professional kitchen cabinet painter. And remember, you don’t have to pay for a quote from a big box store. Instead, call a pro who provides free quotes and stands behind their work. By getting a consultation, you can find out if your cabinets are candidates for affordable refinishing rather than pricey refacing or replacing.

But remember, when hiring the right pro, check references and whether they have insurance. All reputable companies will have a gallery of their work on display and are licensed to do business in your area.

If you’re in Upstate South Carolina, call the pros at Greenville Refinishing. They will come to your home and provide you with a direct quote for the job you want done in your kitchen. To see examples of Greenville Refinishing’s work, check out the gallery here. Happy renvovating!


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