If your vision of having an updated kitchen seems like just a dream because of the cost, that doesn’t have to be the case! A kitchen transformation is entirely possible for a fraction of the cost you might expect. By painting your kitchen cabinets, rather than replacing them, you can get the stylish look you desire, without the huge price tag! We recently did just that for a family right here in Southington, Connecticut, transforming their kitchen by painting the cabinets and making some other updates at the same time.
As we examine the before and after pictures, you will see how the kitchen update was accomplished.
Kitchen Cabinet Painting
At first glance, the most striking thing about these photos is clearly the paint on the cabinets. While the stained-wood cabinets were still in good shape, the trend in modern kitchens has definitely been towards white. By painting these cabinets, the kitchen received a whole new look, as if the cabinets had been replaced, but for a small percentage of what new cabinets would have cost.
In addition to the cabinet boxes and doors that were painted white, the peninsula base was painted a rich black, adding visual interest and balance to the look of the kitchen.
Painting kitchen cabinets is not a job for the typical do-it-yourself homeowner. The process requires careful prepping of the surface to make sure the new paint sticks. Next, you need high quality primer, multiple coats of premium paint, and a protective coating. Best results are achieved by using a paint sprayer, rather than brushes or rollers.
New Countertops and Backsplash
For an even more thorough transformation, replacing the kitchen countertops and backsplash is a wonderful option. The light colored solid surface countertop pairs beautifully with the new paint, lightening up the feel of the whole kitchen. The glossy subway tile backsplash is another trendy touch that really augments the style.
Hardware Upgrades for Kitchen Cabinets
A subtle way to finish your kitchen updates is with new hardware. In this kitchen, the hinges were kept, but all of the drawer pulls and cabinet handles were replaced. The sleek design and brushed nickel finish go nicely with the appliances, and they add focal points to break up what could otherwise be too much white space.
With a new faucet thrown into the mix, this kitchen has an entirely new look, a modern sensibility, and plenty of pleasing details, all at less than half the cost of an actual remodel!
When you are looking for a transformation in your Connecticut home, Southington Painting is ready to serve! Providing interior and exterior painting, kitchen cabinet painting, garage floor epoxy coatings, carpentry, wallpaper services, and more, we are equipped for whatever project you have in mind.
Since 1979, Southington Painting has been serving homeowners and businesses throughout Connecticut, offering exceptional quality and a delightful customer experience. Use our online scheduling tool to request your free estimate today!