Should you replace or paint your kitchen cabinets?
If your kitchen is looking a little tired and you want to make it feel fresh and new again, but you\’re not sure whether to replace or paint your kitchen cabinets, then take a look at our 5 reasons to paint your kitchen cabinets below to find out why painting your kitchen units could be the best option.
It’s less disruptive than replacing.
Replacing your kitchen can be quite a daunting and lengthy task, with an average kitchen refit taking around 6-8 weeks to complete. From ripping out your original kitchen, leaving you with no kitchen for possibly weeks, to needing to redo flooring and electrics if your layout is different, to the boxes of cabinets / units stacked up cluttering up your property, there are so many factors which make a kitchen refit stressful!
To paint your kitchen cabinets only involves removing your doors and drawer faces, so they can be painted off site. This means that your food, cooking utensils and crockery can remain in your kitchen cabinets and you will still be able to use your kitchen while your doors and drawers are being sprayed back at the workshop. After painting the kitchen frames and carcasses appliances can go back on to protected worktops at the end of a working day allowing you continued use of your kitchen.
It will add value to your property.
A move-in ready home, especially one with an attractive and clean kitchen is a big factor when it comes to selling a property. The kitchen is the heart of a home, so it stands to reason that this is the room most buyers focus on and a kitchen that looks modern and in great condition will help improve the value and interest in the property.
Small changes to your kitchen such as redecorating and updating cabinet doors, handles and worktops can have a great impact on the value of your property, as can new floor tiles or better lighting. For example, you can update your out-of-date kitchen units to a gorgeous modern colour such as a dark blue or grey, like Farrow and Ball Railings, for approximately £1600, which could boost the value of your house by £5000 and increase the number of potential buyers.
Updates your kitchen at a fraction of the cost and time than a refit.
You can update your kitchen by painting your kitchen units at a fraction of the cost of a refit. The modern kitchen you are after could cost just one-third of the cost of replacing your kitchen. If you are happy with the layout of your kitchen but want to update the colour and feel of your kitchen, then painting your units is the way to go.
Spray painting a kitchen is an efficient way to make big changes whilst taking less time than refitting a whole new kitchen. The spray paint finish is flawless compared to brush and roller, which is why Revolution Finish has invested the time, training, and research to provide the best possible outcome for clients. The correct training in using spray equipment with fast-drying water-based paints helps increase efficiency further.
A wider range of colour choice than refitting with new kitchens cabinets.
Have you looked at new kitchens and found one you liked but the colour choices just weren’t quite right? Whilst there is a much larger range of colours available for kitchen units nowadays, when painting your kitchen units, you can literally colour match to the exact colour you want.
For inspiration for your kitchen update, take a look at these modern Farrow & Ball paint colours or read our colour trends in decorating blog
Paint has improved a lot in recent years.
Water-based paints have progressed enormously in recent years, being harder wearing and environmentally friendly due to their low levels of VOCs, with better finishes and plenty of choices.
We love using water-based paints compared to oil–based paints due to the fact water-based dries a lot faster than other paint types, is more environmentally friendly, is child and family-friendly with low odour, does not yellow and cleans up much easier.
Trade paints are better quality than the retail paints you get off the shelf due to having a different formulation and being more highly pigmented which means they have a greater coverage with less discolouration over time and greater durability.