Should I Refinish My Cabinets?

Updated: Jan 31

Many say that the kitchen is the heart of your home. Everyone is in there several times a day and many of you are in there sometimes for several hours a day. We cook in the kitchen, we clean in there, our kids do homework at the kitchen island. This is the most used area of your home and it takes a beating. Eventually the finish on your cabinets wear down or it goes out of style.

These days people want bright and clean kitchens that feel warm and welcome. Kitchen renovations can be costly, time consuming, and disruptive depending on which route you take. One route is to replace your cabinets, but this can be very expensive and takes the most time. You must be careful with your selections too because you may find something affordable, but it is particle board or not quality built and you will be in a worse off position 5 years later or less. A more cost-effective option is to refinish your existing cabinets. With many professional wood coating products on the market you can get a quality, professional finish if you hire the right refinisher.

Having your cabinets professionally refinished is a cost effective and economical way to update your home and increase its value. The great thing about having a professional refinish your cabinets is you can make it your own. There are so many options available such as pinstriping, glazing, and other faux finishes and you have thousands of colors to choose from. This option is the least time consuming and disruptive option to update your kitchen, most kitchens take 7-10 days to refinish.

I know many people decide to refinish their own cabinets but this is not a project to do if you do not have experience with the different professional paints and finishes. Many industrial coatings require proper equipment to spray and you need to have proper ventilation systems. You want a professional that has this equipment and knows what they are doing to keep you and your family safe and to create a lasting finish for your cabinets. I know there are many DIY cabinet painting products out there but unfortunately they do not last. I’ve been in your shoes and I’ve tried these products and even with going above and beyond the manufacturers recommended prep instructions these products lasted maybe a year.

Make sure you hire a trained professional to refinish your cabinets. There are lots of people out there offering to paint your cabinets, but they are not insured in case they damage your home, they may not use proper prep or coatings on your cabinets, they might even spray your doors while still attached to the cabinets which will get paint on your hardware or spots are missed, or they may not finish the job. We are insured and offer a 5 year limited warranty on our finishes. We have over 15 years’ experience in design, paints, and faux finishes.

We know refinishing your cabinets is an investment in your home and we are here to help. Contact us today for an in home consultation and let us help you make your kitchen new again.


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