Is it cheaper to paint or replace cabinets?


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Paint is one of the most cost-effective home repair or home remodeling upgrades. You can add fast value to your home by adding a new color to a bedroom or repainting some wood trim around the house. One of the questions that we sometimes get asked though is about kitchen cabinets. Homeowners want to know whether to repaint their cabinets, remove them or reface them fully. Applying paint is usually less costly than replacing it, so let’s look at some of the factors you might think about repainting your kitchen cabinets and you decide what is right for you.

One can paint just about any kind of kitchen cabinets. Homeowners usually consider painting because they’re sick of their old stained cabinets. It was replaced by much more like a natural oak finish accompanied by dark cherries, maples, and very dark stains. The newest in kitchen cabinets appear to be more in distressed woodwork and stains (made to look older and clean), solid colors, or cabinets with a fake finish added to it, usually known as French Country.

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Price-out would look better and better to upgrade your kitchen cabinets and paint. Usually, the cost of painting a kitchen is 1/3 to 1⁄2 the cost of repairing. The paints added to the cabinets are also very durable, and in most cases can last as long as new cabinets. If your cabinet project is being done by a professional paint company, which has a lot of experience with woodwork, you would be surprised how fantastic the final product will look.

The only time you just don’t want your cabinets painted or re-stained is when you’re sick of the doors and drawers look. This is where you would do the repair and repainting or refinishing mix. In other words, if you want new doors and drawers, you can usually employ a professional cabinet maker with new hinges and drawer guides to install unfinished doors and drawers, and then have your cabinet painting company do the finishing work.

Usually repainting is a much easier way to change your cabinet too. It can be completed in one day — maybe even only a few hours — whereas it can take a while to remove your old cabinets, dispose of them, and install new ones. Even if your current cabinets have to be sanded or resurfaced before you can paint them, this choice is typically the best for homeowners with very limited budgets, time constraints, or both. Also, if you repaint your cabinets on a whim, and you’re not completely satisfied with the way they turned out, you can paint them a new color, or remove the paint, and restore them to the way they were. Additionally, if you remove your cabinets and then fall out of love with them, making a change would be more costly and even more complicated.

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