Painting kitchen cabinets is becoming one of the trendiest DIY projects for 2019 because, with the tools and materials readily available to the average homeowner today, it is so easy to accomplish one of these high end designs on your own. If you want to remodel your home, there is absolutely no reason why you are required to swap out all of your kitchen storage cabinets for brand new units. By refinishing them with an electric paint sprayer and a few gallons of paint, you have a completely new look for a fraction of the price. The best paint for kitchen cabinets will instantly transform the room in a matter of hours.
Painting kitchen cabinets is a fantastic cost-effective way to upgrade a home in a hurry. Transforming a space can be quite simple if you choose the right techniques and do your research. Before I had seen these inspiration photos, I had never thought about painting kitchen cabinets white because I figured it would look sloppy and clearly like a quick DIY project. I can't believe that these homeowners actually achieved this look by painting over old cherry cabinets and adding a new custom stainless steel hood, marble countertops, and some decor upgrades. It is incredible what a difference kitchen cabinet colors can make to the look of an entire living area.
I want to scream from the rooftops that painting kitchen cabinets is the way to go if you are remodeling your house. I just couldn't believe how much money we saved by painting cabinets white on our own with a spray gun we picked up from Lowe's. Before they were a dark cherry shade that was nice, but they really made the room feel dark and dated. For a couple hundred dollars in paint we completely transformed the look of our main living areas in just a few days. Refinishing kitchen cabinets is not hard work, it can just be tedious due to all of the steps required to get the best finish. You need to wash and sand thoroughly, then paint and sand between coats then finish with a varnish.
I always tell clients that painting kitchen cabinets is a fantastic way to completely change the look of their home without spending a ton of money. Anytime somebody asks for design ideas on a budget or even that just want white kitchen cabinets to replace their old dark ones, I tend to suggest researching the option of repainting their existing units. Most somewhat older homes feature beautifully paneled wood cabinets, often with dark stains, that are outdated in todays decor styles but that have great potential. This beautiful kitchen, for example, used to have those cherry cabinetry but we repainted the units in a beautiful white shade with contrasting grey island, and you would never know that they are the same units.
Painting kitchen cabinets is one of those DIY projects that even an amateur can take on with relative ease. You only need to invest in a few tools -- a high quality paint sprayer and/or some good rollers -- and cabinet refinishing can be completed in only a few days depending on the size of your room. In my opinion, the key to a successful project is selecting the right paint (both color and brand). There are dozens of paint brands and types of products out there, and it is really important to pick the right kitchen paint to accommodate your particular home. This is a high traffic room so you need something that will be extra durable and withstand heavy and frequent cleanings.
Painting kitchen cabinets is one of my favorite ways to renovate a home on a budget. For a few hundred dollars you can completely transform the look of a space by simply changing up the kitchen cabinet paint colors. A lot of my clients have asked if it is easier to go from a dark to a light shade or vice versa and the answer is that it really doesn't matter. This home had beautiful cherry cabinetry but the homeowner really wanted antique white kitchen cabinets without spending the money to gut the whole place. It took a few coats, but we were able to cover all of the dark wood effortlessly. This technique gives you so much flexibility, both in design as well as budget and time frame of the project.