Give Your Kitchen or Bathroom a Facelift by Painting Your Cabinets
Breathe new life into your kitchen cabinets by giving them a fresh coat of paint.
If you’re looking to completely revamp your kitchen but don’t want to put a huge dent in your wallet, a new coat of paint has the power to completely transform your room.
Think of your cabinets as a blank canvas – there are so many ways to change up the look with the help of paint.
Re-painting original cabinets may seem like a daunting task, but we assure you the results will be worth the effort.
If you’re considering whether to re-face or completely replace your cabinets, we’ve got some tips for you.
Consider What You’re Working With
Before deciding what to do with your cabinets, you’ll want to know the existing finish. If you’re not sure about the material your current cabinets are made of, take a door or drawer to your closest NuStone Transformations showroom and we can help you figure out what you’ll need to paint your cabinets. Keep in mind that solid wood, wood veneer and metal cabinets take paint well, but laminate and melamine finishes do not.
Get Creative with Colour and Design
Another trend we’re starting to see in many modern kitchens is open cabinetry above the counter and funky bright painted cabinets below.
The open concept cabinetry on top will make your space seem large and fresh. Not to mention it’s a great incentive to keep the inside of your cabinets tidy!
If you’re not into the open cabinet look, we suggest white cabinets on top and warm dark cabinets on the bottom to give you that same spacious feel.
If your kitchen includes an island, here’s your chance to play around with paint colour in a bold new way. If you stick with neutral coloured cabinets, consider a darker shade for your island to provide a nice contrast and anchor.
Upgrade your Hardware
Once you’ve selected the paint colour, it’s time to consider the hardware to compliment your new and improved cabinets.
For a modern and contemporary feel, we suggest elongated stainless steel drawer pulls.
If you’re in the mood for something on the subtle side, try rubbed-bronze to highlight natural toned countertops and to contrast with light-coloured cabinetry. Understated nickel knobs do well in a traditional kitchen.
To keep it clean and classy, try dark rubbed-bronzed cupped drawer pulls and knobs.
When paired with clean white cabinetry, dark accessories will enhance the simple classic look.
For the vintage-inspired kitchen, there are loads of antique knobs and pulls that have unique painted patterns available at local antique markets today.
DIY or Hire a Professional
Painting cabinets is a great way to transform your dated kitchen.
There are many things to consider before starting this intricate job.