FAQ: Will painting my cabinets save me money on my kitchen remodel?

Posted by Ben Thompson on 05.24.16

Many of our kitchen remodeling clients will ask us about painting their cabinets instead of replacing them. Often, they are considering taking on the task themselves as a DIY project. Before we can provide a simple yes or no answer to this question, there are a few important considerations. We certainly understand staying within budgets and looking for ways to save money, but sometimes painting your own cabinets may not be the best solution.

We advise homeowners to answer these questions in order to make the right decision.

  1. Why are you remodeling your kitchen? If you need more space or need to reconfigure the layout, this will affect your cabinets. If you are simply looking to update the look of your kitchen aesthetically by pulling and replacing cabinets, countertops, appliances and flooring then move on to question #2.
  2. Is your current cabinet layout adequate? If you feel that you have the right amount of cabinets, in the right location, with adequate storage then move on to question #3.
  3. What is the condition of your existing cabinetry? Is the wood in good condition and the doors and drawers in good working order? If you can answer yes, then move on to question #4.
  4. Are you prepared to take the time and care to paint them yourself? It’s not as simple as repainting a room and requires a lot of prep and the right paint to get it right. If you think you’re up to the task, stay tuned for our next blog for tips on painting kitchen cabinets.

If these questions led you to believe that painting your cabinets doesn’t make sense or if you think it’s too big of a job and you don’t want to handle it yourself, call in a professional remodeler to work with you. If you aren’t sure, contact us and we will be happy to discuss your kitchen remodel with you.

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