Cabinets are the focal point of any kitchen – which means when they need updating, it’s very obvious. Many homeowners put off this arduous task, believing it will take a lot of time and money.
However, the likelihood is, a paint in the right color will spruce up your kitchen without the need to totally replace each and every cabinet. This will depend on the state of your current cabinets, and whether a long-term investment in replacing them is worth it.
So, if you’re looking to update your kitchen cabinets, which option are you looking at?
If you are replacing your kitchen cabinets, you need to have time and money on your side. Your entire kitchen will be ripped out and replaced with brand new cabinets, which requires industry specialists to ensure the tops are leveled out.
If you are looking at replacing cabinets, you can expect to pay between $12,000 to $20,000 for a contractor. The reality is, neither replacing or refacing are do-it-yourself jobs and both will take serious commitment.
The process of refacing kitchen cabinets is the removal and replacement of doors and drawers. This might be optimum if you are happy with your current kitchen layout, however, the doors you have currently are broken, falling off, or in a state of disrepair not worth investing in.
Refacing a kitchen will naturally be a longer, more expensive process than painting, but it’s the middle ground for homeowners who want a new look without replacing every component. The cost of refacing cabinets is approximately $7,000 to $10,000 at a minimum, but finding a company can be a challenge, with most installation companies specializing in kitchen cabinet replacing.
Were you aware you can paint kitchen cabinets? Plenty of homeowners have no idea that it’s an easy, cost-effective way to update your kitchen.
One of the great things about painting your cabinets is that you can do it yourself. However, if you’re looking for a weekend job, this isn’t it. Painting your kitchen yourself will take elbow grease and a lot of dedication – but it’s not impossible. Check out this blog post for the pros and cons of painting your own kitchen cabinets.
In reality, the best way to update your kitchen is by painting your cabinets, however, it is always best to use a professional service to ensure the job is high-quality. When the focus of the house is your kitchen, you don’t want to make a costly painting mistake which requires a professional to come in and fix.
While paint and materials are not the same prices as refacing or replacing cabinets, they do come with a cost. If you can, paying a pro to do a great job from the start will save any mishaps from taking place.
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