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Are You Tired of Your Tired Cabinets?

Are You Tired of Your Tired Cabinets?

It’s a fact: we spend a lot of time in our kitchens. From cooking to entertaining, our kitchens host many people on many different occasions. So shouldn’t our kitchens stay updated and look flawless?

Your cabinets are a great place to start when updating your kitchen. And refinishing your cabinets doesn’t have to be a scary undertaking! You can do it quickly, easily and on a budget. Read on to discover the many benefits of refinishing your cabinets, as well as a few helpful tips as you embark on this new adventure.

Benefits of refinishing your cabinets

One benefit of updating your kitchen cabinets is that it can really enhance not only your kitchen but the surrounding rooms as well. Because your kitchen sets the tone for the rest of your house, the colors and styles featured on your kitchen cabinets can make surrounding rooms seem more open and more put together.

More good news? Beautiful kitchen cabinets have also been shown to increase the resale value of your house. Real estate experts everywhere agree: the upgrade with the greatest return is always the kitchen. Making your kitchen cabinets stand out will yield amazing profits.

Why refinish your cabinets instead of buy new ones?

When the time comes to update your kitchen, one choice you have to make is whether to buy a new set of cabinets or refinish what you already have. Working with your current cabinets instead of getting new ones is usually the smart choice.

The first benefit of refinishing your cabinets instead of buying new ones is the price difference. New cabinets can cost anywhere from $7,000 to $15,000. If you refinish your cabinets, however, you’ll only have to spend about a third of that amount. And more often than not, when you refinish existing cabinets, the outcome looks just about the same as if you bought new ones—if not better!

The second benefit is the time saving aspect. Refinishing your existing cabinets can take as little as two to three days. If you get new cabinets, you’ll have to get them broken and removed and then get new ones reinstalled. This can take months! Choosing to refinish your outdated cabinets can bring new life to an old kitchen relatively quickly and easily.

Tips and tricks for refinishing your cabinets

No matter the size of your kitchen, one creative and effective way to make your kitchen seem bigger is to paint the cabinets (and other parts of the kitchen) light colors. A color such as white reflects light, which enhances the sense of space and seems to make the walls recede. Painting your cabinets white helps create a seamless space with no boundaries. Try including several light shades throughout your kitchen, and combine different textures to keep the room from feeling too sterile.

New coatings—such as conversion varnishes and waterborne alkyd enamels—are super durable and look great in kitchens. Find all of these and more from the experts at Trico Painting