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Update Your Kitchen With This Simple Tip

Although big appliances such as your oven or your refrigerator sometimes are considered the central focal point of your kitchen, most people’s eyes gravitate toward the kitchen cabinets first. After all, the cabinets usually affect your kitchen’s overall feel and look. There is practically nothing that outdates your kitchen more than old, damaged kitchen cabinets that were installed a long time ago.

If you want to replace your cabinets, the project can be extremely expensive, ranging from $10,000 to $40,000. So, maybe that’s a bit out of your price range and your next thought is refacing them. That is, until you realize this option isn’t much more budget friendly, ranging from $200 a foot, not to mention installation costs. These prices may be scaring you, but read on!

There is another solution that can really save you money and look brand new without the brand- new price tag. If you’re looking to update your kitchen with a transformative look, try hiring a professional cabinet refinisher to paint your kitchen cabinets. This option will cost approximately 75% off new cabinets and 40-50% off refacing them.

However, if you’re cabinets are in good shape and you just want to give your kitchen a little pop, try having your refinisher paint the interior of your cabinets. This option is a fantastic way to make a big statement, without dominating a room. Therefore, take a risk and choose a bolder hue than you usually would.

Perhaps this is when you start asking yourself, what’s the process like when work begins in your home? What will you need to do to prepare? Your first order of business is to empty out the cabinets so your cabinet refinisher starts with a clean slate. Your refinisher will then dismantle the doors and hardware so they can gain access to the cabinets’ interior. Then, the prep work begins. The cabinets will be cleaned so there is a good surface to work on. Sometimes, your cabinet refinisher will have to sand them but typically this process is done only if the interiors are shiny.

The process of painting the interiors is not easy, and it shouldn’t be considered a DIY project if you really want your kitchen to look and feel as you’ve imagined. Your professional will get into all the nooks and crannies of the interior by using a spray painter to achieve a smooth, even finish. They most likely will apply several thin coats of paint to achieve the look you want without drips.

If you want your cabinets to make a statement, paint all your cabinets’ interior. This will provide a burst of color. There are a few options to choose from when it comes to painting because the space is yours, and you can be as daring as you like, considering you aren’t painting the outside of the cabinets, too.

For instance, you may simply paint the back of the interior while keeping the shelves and sides the original color. This look provides a background to display your dishes. On the other hand, you may want your pro to simply paint the inside of the doors. This way, you get the color splash, without having to concern yourself with worrying about the dishes clashing with the paint. Additionally, you can choose a subtle pop of color by asking your kitchen cabinet refinisher to simply paint the edges of each shelf. This look is very refined and less bold.

The bottom line is this: If you want to update your kitchen without compromising your bottom line, choose painting your cabinets’ interior. Remember, this is not a DIY project. It’s best to consult a trustworthy cabinet refinisher to do the job right. If you’re in Upstate South Carolina and would like a free quote for any of your kitchen cabinet needs, call the folks at Greenville Refinishing. They have over 50 years of experience and will be happy to come to your home and provide you with a free quote. You can see examples of their work here.

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