Sometimes customers ask whether it’s more budget friendly to paint their existing kitchen cabinets, or to have them refaced. This graph gives you a good idea of the pricing, for this area. It’s approximately double!
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One thing we have noticed since we started painting cabinets is that the process can be confusing. Nobody knows what expect to see each night when they come home and see what has accomplished each day. I’m not sure why this was such a surprise to us, but it was. It’s one of those things where, when you’re really familiar with something, you assume that everyone knows what you know. But the fact is, they don’t. Otherwise we’d all be cabinet painters!
Painting kitchen cabinets is a very specific process. There’s lots of (tedious) steps involved. And all of them are either dirty, messy, or both. As careful, neat, and organized as we are, we still go home covered in paint each day – but you’ll look marvelous.
So if you’re going to have your cabinets painted, here’s what you can expect to see:
Who says your kitchen island has to be the same color as your cabinets? Why not give your kitchen some much needed style, by making your island stand out?! The current trend of contrasting islands is here to stay. With a contrasting scheme, the island takes on an identity of its own—and makes an interesting focal point. This is a simple way to give your kitchen a custom look, without breaking the bank.
Try one of these options to bring your kitchen to life.
In the Raleigh-Durham area of NC, where hundreds of thousands of new homes have popped up in the past 10 years, sadly a lot of those home received, dare I say it, UGLY builder-grade cabinets. With tract builders, it’s all about putting up the biggest house possible, on the smallest lot possible, and then just finishing it off quickly. There’s no thought whatsoever put into design, color, or even durability.
We’ve run across hundreds of homeowners who think they’re stuck with ugly oak-veneered kitchen and bath cabinets. But not anymore. With something as quick and painless as a new paint job, we’ve been able to transform these sad, cookie cutter designs, into gorgeous, custom-looking cabinets, usually in less than 1 week.
I and many of our painters are moms, first and foremost. And so far, all of the homes we’ve worked in have had children of one age or another. The health of our customers and their children, we take very seriously. That’s why at 2 Cabinet Girls we made the decision to go as green as possible. With so many fantastic alternatives to oil-based and potentially toxic paint these days we’d be crazy not to.
Believe it or not, sometimes we have to tell clients that painting their cabinets isn’t the right solution. Here are some of the fringe cases where a coat of paint isn’t going to help.