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Tips on Deciding Whether to Refinish or Replace Your Kitchen Cabinets

Last updated 5 years ago

Cabinets are the face of your kitchen, and deciding whether to refinish them or replace them can be a difficult decision. Either option can drastically alter the appearance of your home, which is why we here at Browder Painting Company have compiled these tips to help you decide:

Depending on the scope of the project, refinishing can help you save up to 50 percent compared to the cost of replacing them. Of course, refinishing cabinetry of lower quality may not be worth the cost, so it’s worthwhile to consider replacing it entirely if you’re truly unhappy with its appearance. Generally, cabinetry constructed prior to 1980 is of higher quality and thicker wood.

Cabinets are certainly one of the biggest design elements of your kitchen, but above all they should be functional. If you’re constantly struggling to find room for cookware or other utensils, strongly consider an addition or replacement; even a small change such as a couple of pull-out cabinets can keep your kitchen tidy and beautiful. If you’re already happy with your existing kitchen storage, then replacing your cabinets is like throwing money at a problem that isn’t there. Keep in mind that you don’t have to keep the same appearance when you refinish your cabinets; there are a wide variety of stains and paints available to suit your particular tastes.

Replacing your cabinetry is a major project. Unlike new appliances which simply plug into the wall and utility outlets, contractors will have to tear out existing cabinetry and work around electrical and plumbing lines before installing new units. Refinishing cabinets is much less intrusive and can provide similar results.

Whether you want to restore the appearance of high-quality wood cabinetry or simply update your kitchen, our specialists at the Browder Painting Company can help. Visit us online to learn more about our residential painting services in San Luis Obispo or call (805) 544-0547 today to speak to a representative.


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