To Paint or Not to Paint – Kitchen Cabinet Makeover

To Paint or Not to Paint – Kitchen Cabinet Makeover | Parr Cabinets

Looking to paint your kitchen cabinets? You’re not alone. Buying trends indicate this DIY project will continue to gain popularity throughout 2016. If you want to avoid the mess, time and expense of a full kitchen renovation, repainting your kitchen cabinets might be right for you. Comparatively, it is a relatively quick, budget friendly route. However, before selecting your new cabinet color, recognize what the project requires.

Here are a few things to consider:

  • Budget
    Paint is fairly inexpensive, even high-quality cabinet paint.
  • Time
    Plan on devoting three weekends to painting your cabinets; More depending on the size of the project.
  • Cabinet Material
    Do you know what type of cabinetry is in your kitchen? Wood, wood veneers and metal are ideal for painting. However, avoid painting melamine or laminate.
  • Prep
    For the best results, remove your cabinet fronts and hardware and relocate them to a garage or open area. Having enough space to paint or spray is extremely important.
  • Application
    Decide if you will brush or spray your cabinets. Spraying is more time-consuming, but the results are much smoother. Brushes are the easiest application, but have a tendency to leave behind brush strokes.

To Paint or Not to Paint – Kitchen Cabinet Makeover | Parr Cabinet Design Center

Why NOT to paint:

Although the DIY shows and countless blogs make painting kitchen cabinets appear effortless, the truth is it can be an extremely overwhelming project to tackle. Not only can the results be mediocre at best, but paint does not age gracefully and tends to chip over time.

We stand by the philosophy that your kitchen is an investment, even if you’re not moving in the foreseeable future.

An upgraded, attractive kitchen can make your home irresistible. Ideally, your kitchen renovation should earn a 70 percent return on investment when you sell your home. (Source: HGTV)

The Parr Cabinet Design Center has access to thousands of unique, quality kitchen cabinets from manufacturers like Aristokraft Cabinetry, Kemper Cabinets, Decorá Cabinetry, Dynasty and Omega Cabinetry.

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