We specialize in taking the cabinets you have and making them look great based on the style you want and the budget available. Cabinet Painting is one of the most affordable ways you can do that. Combine it with adding crown molding and/or decorative island treatments and you can make it into a showcase.
However, painting isn't the best option for all kitchens. On this page we'll discuss what kitchens and situations are best for painting. To learn more about other solutions beyond painting you can go to our Cabinet Refacing page.
Below we'll cover:
When is Cabinet Painting the best solution? What method is best for your cabinets?
While we have painted every age and style of cabinet, we've found certain scenarios have the most dramatic results, while others have limitations.
If your cabinets fit into a limited scenario doesn't mean painting isn't a great option for you, it just means we will discuss other options, like Cabinet Refacing and Door Replacement. When your cabinets require extra time and labor to prep for painting, we often find people are surprised at the options to replace is similar in cost to painting.
How Long will you be in this kitchen?
Another common motivation for cabinet painting is selling the home. We have taken old oak cabinets in marginal shape, painted them to go on market and heard from the owner that it sold in the first day. If you don't see yourself in the home for long, but need a little refresh, a quality paint job can do the trick no matter the condition.
When considering your options, you have choices on how and who will do the work. What to consider:
How We Paint Cabinets:
We do everything at your house, exact method will depend on the size and layout of your kitchen, and other areas like your garage.
Our preferred process that gives you the best finish and the most affordable price follows these steps:
We have found this method to be the most efficient and affordable way to get a high quality cabinet coating, similar to the finish you receive from factory made cabinets.
In the past 30 years, most kitchen designs have an open floor plan with an island or pass through peninsula. When built, just having an island was a marvelous design feature itself, but not much attention was given to the decorative contribution to the kitchen, they were just made with plain sides and backs. Today's showcase kitchens take full advantage of these surfaces with wainscoting, bead board, decorative corbels, and even using contrasting door styles and colors to make the island a focal point of the kitchen.
When painting a kitchen we are able to custom build panels and wainscoting onto islands and peninsulas. When painted with the cabinets they look as if they were part of the original cabinet design.
Adding molding to your cabinets is another affordable way to take plain cabinets and make them look custom. Again, when building new homes trim packages were add-ons often dropped to save money. So many homes with high ceilings have cabinets that look inadequate for the space. These can be easily added to your existing cabinets whether painting or refacing.
While updating the style of your cabinets, why not consider the function on the inside. There are many ways to improve your cabinet organization with pull-out trays, or repair poorly performing drawers with new drawer boxes and slides.
Painting can be a great affordabl option for your cabinets. Spraying a finish is a more expensive process than common wall painting. The products and steps required to mask, prep, prime and spray are labor intensive. But to get a quality, cabinet look at a fraction of replacing it can be a worthwhile upgrade to your kitchen.
To compare pricing you can get our Pricing Scenarios booklet, where we compare alternatives on a 10'x10' kitchen layout.
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Send them to Refacing@FreshFacedCabinets.com
Thank You for Considering Us for Your Project.
We are a true Mom and Pop operation. We market, design, sell and install. We began our marriage and our remodeling passion almost two decades ago when we bought our first home in South St. Louis. Fresh Faced Cabinets and cabinet updating has allowed our joy for taking something old and making it new.
We look forward to working with you.
David & Stephanie Short Fresh Faced Cabinets
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