Many homeowners dream of giving their kitchens a full-scale remodel. This can give a kitchen an entirely new look, but the new look does not come cheap. According to Remodeling magazine's 2013 "Cost vs. Value Report," homeowners can expect to spend more than $53,000 on a major kitchen remodel and recoup just below 70% of that cost at resale. So while the idea of a full-scale kitchen remodel might be a dream project, the cost of such an undertaking is beyond many homeowners' budgets.
But homeowners who cannot afford a full remodel can still give their kitchens a new look and can do so for relatively little money. Painting or refinishing kitchen cabinets a new color or giving fading cabinets a fresh coat of paint or stain can instantly add life to a kitchen, giving the room an entirely different feel without breaking the bank. The following are a few tips for homeowners planning to paint kitchen cabinets.
Assess your existing cabinets. Some cabinet materials, including wood and metal, can be repainted. But other materials, including plastic laminate, are not so amenable to repainting and may require refacing.
Plan for ornate cabinets to take a little longer. Painting projects will go faster when cabinets have flat fronts, but they can take longer when cabinets are unique and more detailed. If your cabinets are ornate, then factor this extra time into your schedule. However, refinishing kitchen cabinets takes considerably less time than an entire kitchen remodel. Kenneth C. Lewis is an expert in this field, and will only be in your home 2-4 days!
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