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Save money remodeling your kitchen by painting cabinets

Written by David | January 31, 2020

There are many ways to remodel your kitchen. There are many expenses when remodeling your kitchen too! Save money remodeling your kitchen by painting cabinets.

So how do you save money when remodeling your kitchen? The 1st is to keep what you have if you can- that means painting your kitchen cabinets. Thanks for reading our blog, I am David Cook, owner of D’franco Painting & Wallpaper. When we get a call from home owners about painting their cabinets, one of the top questions is cost. Here is a blog post we wrote on that subject (cost to paint kitchen cabinets).

On average you can expect to pay about $105 per box (that can vary) FYI.

How do I know if painting my cabinets is a good option?

You need to ask a few questions when it comes to painting or replacing cabinets:

  • Do you like the layout of your kitchen?
  • Is there anything wrong with your kitchen cabinets?
  • How long do you plan on staying in the home?
  • Are there other remodeling projects down the road that will affect your kitchen?

If the cabinets work, if the layout is great, then painting them is a great alternative to replacement.

Save money remodeling your kitchen by painting cabinets

 Original cherry cabinets

painted cherry cabinets

Painted cherry cabinets.

These two pics are before and after of a small basement kitchenette that was in great shape- just a little worn and the customer just wanted a change.

Will the paint be durable if I paint them?

The paint that issued on the cabinets for repainting is in many ways the same type of paint used when buying new cabinets or the same product as used to clear coat stained cabinets you have now. You can read more about issues in a blog we wrote about top problems with painting cabinets.

The most important part is the preparation and cleaning used before the paint. Once cleaned and sanded, you are ready for paint to last for years to come.

cherry cabinets

Here is another image of the original cabinets before we painted.

cherry cabinets painted grey

Cherry cabinets now grey.

What about counters or hardware for my kitchen?

Most of the customers that paint their kitchen or plan to paint it, use the money they save by painting to spend on new counter-tops, new appliances, and new cabinet hardware or refinishing hardwood floors.

This helps us determine what gets done 1st, helps with color selection, and the timing of work getting done.

  • Floors are a messy ordeal- get it done 1st!
  • Appliances need to get done before new appliances- there is always something odd when replacing appliances- something doesn’t fit- something needs to be drilled, something get dinged.
  • Traditional painting goes last.
  • Hardware gets picked after your final choice of colors.
side profile of painted cabinets

Side profile of painted cabinets.

The best part of painting cabinets?

You don’t lose your kitchen! Yes there may be a few days that you may not have access to the cabinets- but two days! When you remodel a kitchen- it can be weeks! Ripping out cabinets, ripping out plumbing, ripping out counters, fixing floors, moving electric- the list goes on and so does the cost.

So stop waiting- call us today and find out how you can love the best gathering place in your home!

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