The Pros and Cons of Painting Your Kitchen Cabinets 

Is your kitchen starting to show some wear and tear? If you’re ready for an update, but short on budget, you might be considering painting your kitchen cabinets instead of replacing them. There are some great reasons to consider painting your cabinetry to give your kitchen a whole new look and feel.

PRO: GREAT OPTION FOR TIGHT BUDGETS

Paint is a lot less expensive than new cabinetry, and it is a project that is relatively quick and easy. Painting lighter wood dark can give a dramatic, sophisticated flair, and completely change the look of your kitchen. Add new hardware, and your guests will swear you got entirely new cabinets!

PRO: PAINT CABINETS FOR AN EARTH-FRIENDLY KITCHEN UPDATE

Choosing to paint your cabinets makes for a “green” option that is kind to the earth. When you get new cabinets, often the old ones just head for the city dump. By refurbishing and painting your existing cabinets, you extend the life of your existing kitchen and you create less waste in the environment.

PRO: FINISH FASTER THAN INSTALLING NEW CABINETS

Building and installing cabinets takes time, whereas painting cabinets is a relatively quick process. You may be without cabinet doors for a few days, but the timeline is significantly shorter than tearing out and installing new boxes and doors. Painting gives a dramatic facelift in 1/2 the time or less than replacing cabinets.

CON: DOOR LOOK REMAINS THE SAME

One major drawback to painting kitchen cabinets is that the look of the doors doesn’t change. If you have a traditional cabinet look, this is not a big deal, since certain styles are always in fashion. However, if you have dated cabinets from decades ago, you are stuck with that style when painting.

CON: NO UPDATES TO YOUR KITCHEN LAYOUT

If you opt for having your kitchen cabinets painted instead of replaced, you don’t get to update or optimize your current kitchen layout. This is one of the great upsides to remodeling your kitchen; making it specific to your needs. If you choose to have your cabinets painted instead of replacing them, you will keep your layout, just enjoy a new color scheme.

Consult with a painting professional to find out if your cabinets are a good candidate for painting, and consider the possibilities! You might be surprised how easy it is!

Gallagher Paint & Paper is your #1 choice for a painting contractor in Halifax, with experienced painters who’ll provide a risk-free estimate to you. CALL our friendly staff (902) 800-1299 to schedule your risk-free estimate, or fill out our online contact form.

About Gallagher Paint and Paper

Gallagher Paint and Paper is co-owned by husband and wife team Marc and Juanita Gallagher. Providing quality interior and exterior house painting services in and around Halifax metro since 2005. They specialize in interior and exterior house painting as well as custom kitchen cabinet spraying. Contact Gallagher Paint and Paper for a Risk Free Estimate on your next painting project at (902) 800-1299.
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