Kitchen cabinets can make or break the look of your home. Worn-out or old cabinets make your kitchen look stale and dull. Painting or replacing your kitchen cabinets can update a tired kitchen. When deciding between replacing and painting your kitchen cabinets, there are several things to consider.
Are your existing cabinets low quality? Then replacement is the route to take. Replacing your cheap cabinets, with high quality custom made cabinets will elevate the whole look of your kitchen.
Is your kitchen small and not very functional? Then go ahead and replace your cabinets. Replacement will give you the opportunity to change the layout of your kitchen. Get rid of cabinets you never use and add cabinets in places you always wish you had one. This can be done with new cabinetry and can make a non-functional kitchen work well even without a full remodel.
Are your cabinets broken or in bad shape? Then go with replacement. Constantly repairing old, damaged cabinets gets expensive. If you invest up front with new replacement cabinets, it will also give you the opportunity to change the entire look of your kitchen or add extra storage.
Now, if your cabinets are in good shape but just outdated, painting is the way to go. Painting outdated cabinets can update or disguise their style, so they aren’t the focal point of your kitchen.
Red, navy and grey are the popular cabinet colors this year. However, if you decide to just re-paint your cabinets, don’t skimp on the prep work. Improper preparation and using the wrong paint will cause your cabinets to peel and warp. Surface preparation is key.
Partial replacement is also an option. Replacing just the front of the drawers and cabinet doors will give you the freedom to change to style of your kitchen but on a budget. This is a good option if your cabinets have good structures and integrity. Replacing the front parts will give the cabinets new look without removing all the parts. Plus you can choose any design and color you want.
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