If your kitchen cabinets are starting to look a little dated and dull, it might be time to give them a quick update. As you may have noticed, the cabinets occupy the largest real estate in your kitchen. If they have an outdated and dull image, they can quickly dilute the aesthetic appeal of your entire cooking space.
A quick paint job or re-stain, for instance, can cover up surface imperfection and enhance the look of your cabinets. Below is a quick look at five common ways to update your kitchen in Omaha, NE;
1. Kitchen Cabinets Painting
Painting your kitchen cabinets is one of the most efficient and cost-effective ways to give them a face-lift. Painting offers virtually limitless color options, so if you’re the creative type, this might be your favorable choice. Other than the aesthetic appeal, painting kitchen cabinets protects the wood from moisture damage and light surface damages.
You can paint your cabinets in a color that complements, contrasts, or matches the color on your kitchen wall. But the color you choose needs to be in harmony with other surrounding colors in the kitchen. Panting is an excellent option whether your cabinets are still new, previously painted or stained. The only downside is that paint covers the natural beauty of the wood.
2. Kitchen Cabinets Staining
Kitchen cabinet staining is another versatile option for updating wooden cabinets. Wood stain can be solid/pigmented, semi-transparent, or transparent. Semi-transparent and transparent stains seep into the wood and to a greater extent, tend to allow the natural beauty of wood to show through.
Solid stains, on the other hand, are not absorbed into the wood and usually form a solid coating on the surface of the wood. They are more or less like paint but have limited color options –often in shades of browns and other similar earthy tones. Generally, staining kitchen cabinets might be your best option if you fancy the natural beauty of wood and if your wooden cabinets are currently plain or were previously stained.
3. Change the Hardware
Handles, pulls, and knobs are the kitchen jewelry that enhances the look of your cabinets and gives your kitchen a statement of style. Worn out kitchen cabinet hardware can quickly dull the image of your cabinets, even if they’re newly painted. If the cabinet paint or stain is still intact, but you want to update your cabinets, installing new knobs, handles and pulls can add a touch of style.
4. Reface Kitchen Cabinets
Replacing your current kitchen cabinets can cost you anywhere between $3,000 and $7,000. But for $1,000 or less, you can reface the existing cabinets to give them a new look. You can either replace the cabinet doors with new ones or stick new veneer on the front-facing panels of your doors and drawers, and the sides of the cabinet boxes. Refacing will make your cabinets look new again at a fraction of the cost of new cabinets.
5. Add Cabinet Crown Molding
Looking for instant custom transformation on your cabinets? Simply add crown molding. Crown molding adds a touch of class to the tops of dull cabinets at a rather small cost. A 3-inch, primed composite crown molding with a dentil design, for instance, costs as little as $20 for 8 feet. Crown molding is a visual flourish that turns standard cabinets into gorgeous, integrated parts of your kitchen, but you might need the help of a professional.
The Bottom Line
Have some ideas in mind already? If your kitchen cabinets are still physically intact, you don’t have to replace them. A quick update using one or two of the above methods should restore or enhance their aesthetic appeal. For the most part, you will need a professional contractor to get the best outcome.
If you need any professional assistance on updating your kitchen cabinets in Omaha, NE, our team at Brush & Roll Painting can help. To get started, book a FREE estimate below or call us today on 402-932-9764 for more details.