A kitchen remodeling project generally costs at least $25,000 if you replace the cabinets and countertops, but many homeowners spend much more renovating their kitchens. 

Homeowners might think they have no choice but to replace their cabinets if they want a new look. However, this isn’t the case. Instead, there’s a more affordable way to get a new look in your kitchen. 

You can choose cabinet refinishing instead. This service provides a new look without spending so much money.

Would you like to learn more about this service? Then, keep reading as we explain how this works and why you should consider it.

The Basics of Cabinet Refinishing

Kitchen cabinets are a focal point in a kitchen, which can be a benefit or a drawback. Old, worn-out cabinets make a kitchen look bad, while new cabinets make a kitchen look great.

But, there are only two ways to change the looks of bad cabinets. First, you can replace them with new ones, and secondly, you can refinish them.

Refinishing cabinets is easier and more affordable. You’ll keep your existing cabinets, avoiding the mess of a kitchen demo. Yet, you’ll get a new look.

Before deciding on this option, you might consider the signs that indicate when cabinets need refinishing or replacing services. 

The Process of How It Works

Cabinet refinishing is a process that takes some time, but it’s well worth it. The first step is hiring an experienced painter to do the job. Of course, you can do this yourself, but you’ll have better results when hiring a professional.

To refinish your cabinets, a professional painter begins by removing the doors and drawer fronts. As they do this, they’ll also remove the cabinet hardware, as it holds these things in place.

Next, they’ll sand the cabinets, drawer fronts, and doors. Additionally, they’ll fill in holes to ensure the wood is smooth. After that, they’ll be ready to paint them. 

The painting process might require a few steps. For example, they might start with a coat of primer. Next, they’ll paint the cabinets the color you choose. Finally, they’ll add layers of sealant to protect the finishes.  

The final step is replacing the doors and drawer fronts with the hardware. 

You can also choose a stain for your cabinets instead of paint. You might want to ask a painting contractor about the differences between paint and stain before deciding.

Other Ideas to Consider

You have the chance to upgrade your cabinets when refinishing them. For example, you could purchase new doors while keeping the standard cabinet fixtures.

Additionally, you can choose other cabinet upgrades, such as new hardware. Adding new hardware makes refinished cabinets look even nicer. However, a painting contractor can also refinish the hardware

Hire a Painting Contractor for Professional Results

Are you ready for a new look in your kitchen? You can achieve this goal without spending a fortune by choosing cabinet refinishing instead of cabinet replacement.

Contact us at Stephen James Painting to learn more about the costs and options. We can help you transform your kitchen for less.