REFACING VS. REFINISHING YOUR KITCHEN CABINETS

REFACING VS. REFINISHING YOUR KITCHEN CABINETS

New and current homeowners alike are always looking for ways to update their home, especially their kitchen. While doing a complete overhaul can be quite expensive, there are other ways to achieve the look, one being refinishing your cabinets. Changing the look of your cabinets can give this active space in your home a whole new feel.

While the most expensive option if refacing your cabinets (changing out hardware and all the doors and cabinets with new ones or applying a laminate), the most effective option is refinishing. This can be achieved by either painting or staining the fronts and either cleaning and installing the previous hardware or upgrading. This option also offers your best return on investment.

Just as the painted wood work and doors in your home need periodic painting, so the kitchen cabinets will also need maintenance. An advantage to painted cabinets is that any nicks or worn areas can easily be touched-up, thereby extending the life of the paint job.

Cabinets in colors can be very exciting in the kitchen: in postal blue, light pastels, whisper gray and sunny yellow can all create surprising results. Decorating magazines often show cabinets in spruce green, Navy blue and weathered or faux finishes. Typically, we tend to see homeowners keeping with a clean white finish or a modern black color.


Small to medium kitchens can be completed in as little as three days, while larger kitchens can take upwards of five days. Spectrum Painting is able to offer either a brush or spray finish, depending on the job and customer preference. In terms of spraying, we are able to achieve this on site or in our shop, depending on the work space, etc. We have a portable spray system we are able to assemble in your garage or basement, or we can take all the cabinet fronts off and transport them to our shop, where we’re able to spray them.


Call Spectrum Painting today to set up an appointment and to discuss your options with one of our estimators. Also, feel free to check out our cabinet refinishing page or take a look at a previous article we did on awesome color combinations for your kitchen! Call us TODAY at 973-706-6033 for your estimate!

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