Kitchens are popular projects for home owners and it’s probably because they encapsulate the most activity in the home – cooking, gatherings, dinners etc. Thus, by nature, they take the most wear and tear.
Maybe it’s obvious your kitchen needs some work, but you’re unsure whether to go the route of repaint or remodel. Let’s compare.
Benefits Of Painting
Okay…obvious benefit: it’s MUCH more cost-effective! Repainting is definitely an investment, but pales in comparison to a full-on remodel that could cost up to 10 times as much. Cabinet repainting is also a great option if you’re craving a new look for your space – a fresh coat of paint can make a HUGE difference.
Also, consider time. If you cannot afford to have your kitchen out of commission for 6-8 weeks, you might consider painting as the better, faster option. Some higher-end painters utilize a spray shop or off-site refinishing facility that makes cabinet painting quick, clean, and stress free.
When Should You Remodel Your Kitchen?
There are a few situations where a remodel is the only option:
- You want to change your kitchen size and layout or you need specific, structural changes
- Your cabinets are in bad condition, and you need other components as well (such as new counters, backsplash, and floors)
- Your kitchen is currently not up to code, maybe because you’re remodeling an older home
If you have a fully functional kitchen but are dissatisfied with the style, repainting is the cheapest and easiest option. A simple change in color can alter the general brightness and mood in your kitchen. However, if you are getting stuck with any of the hard workarounds listed above, it might be time to rip off the bandaid and remodel.
Our team of professionals are here to help. Contact us today if you have more questions about kitchen cabinet painting or remodeling!