When something is trendy, it can feel like absolutely everyone is doing it. Kitchen cabinet painting is one of those trends. If you have multiple friends who are homeowners, it’s likely that at least one of them has had their kitchen cabinets painted, or is talking about doing it.
Besides the fact that it’s “on trend” to have painted kitchen cabinets (rather than stained wood cabinets), there are several reasons why cabinet painting is a home improvement project that many people find appealing.
It Can Make “Builder-Grade” Cabinets Look Like a Million Bucks!
For the most part, builder-grade cabinets are perfectly fine. They’re just kind of boring and can be rather cheap looking. You’ll find builder-grade cabinets in a lot of “starter homes.” These are homes that are typically purchased by first-time buyers who are just trying to get their foot in the door in the expensive San Diego housing market. Over time, many of these home buyers want to start making upgrades. Completely replacing kitchen cabinets is expensive, so for many people, painting their existing cabinets is a great, cost-effective solution.
With a quality paint job, boring builder-grade cabinets can be completely transformed and make a kitchen look like a custom dream kitchen! Please note, we said a “quality” paint job. Badly painted cabinets can actually make a builder-grade kitchen look even worse! If you aren’t an experienced painter and/or don’t have the patience or tools to do the job right, hire someone who can!
Kitchen Cabinet Painting Provides an Instant Transformation
If there’s one home improvement project that makes a huge impact, it’s kitchen cabinet painting! It can completely transform the look of one of the most used rooms in the home. If you only have the budget for a single home improvement project right now, this is definitely the one to consider. In addition, it’s a fairly unobtrusive project. A professional San Diego painting company can paint an entire kitchen in just a few days. If you’ve ever taken on other types of home improvement projects, you know that most of them typically take much longer, disrupting your home life for weeks or even months.
A Chance to Show Your Personality and Style
With stained cabinets, there are limited options. There are only so many shades you can stain wood and still have it look good. With painted cabinets, the possibilities are endless! Sure, most people choose to paint their kitchen cabinets white—and that’s a great choice for a bright, clean look—but we’ve also seen homeowners go with colors like gray or navy blue, or even shocking shades of emerald green or turquoise. Go ahead, make a statement! And make your home more “you.”
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