5 Signs It's Time to Refinish Your Kitchen Cabinets in Omaha, NE
August 24, 2020 09:30 PM
It may not seem like a huge update, but refinishing your kitchen cabinets can make an outstanding difference to your kitchen. It can also increase the value of your home, should you decide to sell it. Whether you're considering selling down the road or are planning to stay settled where you are, giving your kitchen cabinets a beautiful, durable finish will absolutely be worth your time and money.
If you're wanting a kitchen facelift but want to stay within a budget, a kitchen cabinet refresh from Brush & Roll Painting could be just the ticket. Everyone spends lots of time in their kitchens, so it's worth investing in. But when do your kitchens need a refresh? Read on to learn more about when it's time to refinish your kitchen cabinets in Omaha, NE.
1. They look worn out.
Our kitchen cabinets do a lot for us, and we don't realize how worn out they can become. Over time, a stained finish will start to look dull and worn as the cabinets take a beating from cleaning products, water, and the sun. Paint peeling and flaking is a huge sign that your cabinets need some love. This could be due to an inferior paint job or failure in paint adherence (though, we use special products to protect against this).
Even if it hasn't been that long since your kitchen cabinets were painted or stained, they may have lost their original luster. Whether or not they were finished with a hand-painted finish or high-quality product or it's been years since they were done, it's important to have well-worn cabinets refinished before further damage is done to the doors and bases.
2. Too much oak?
There's nothing wrong with oak cabinets, but some worry that it looks too dated or overwhelming in kitchens. And after time, oak sometimes has an orange tinge that can look unattractive. Golden oak cabinets and woodwork were popular for many years with home builders partly because the materials were a less expensive option for buyers. If you're tired of the golden oak look and feel it's holding you back from having a bright, inviting kitchen, then it's definitely time to refinish your cabinets. You will be amazed at how the look and feel of your space will change!
3. They're not your style anymore.
Everyone has a different design style they're drawn to. Even if your existing cabinet finish is in great shape, you deserve to surround yourself with a cabinet color that makes you happy! If you love the look of wood, toning it to a different shade is a great option. Or maybe you love the idea of some color in your kitchen space. A very popular design is using one color paint or stain on the island with another on the cabinets, or two-toned kitchen cabinets. There are endless options, and we really don't have a favorite because they all end up beautiful!
4. You Need to Fix a DIY Mishap or Poor Workmanship.
More and more, this is the reason customers are calling Brush & Roll Painting to refinish their cabinets, woodwork, and interior painting. In our time of DIY television shows and tutorial videos, many homeowners bite off more than they can chew in home updates. Many professional cabinet painters understand there is great pride that comes with the accomplishment of a DIY project, but there are certain areas where hiring a professional is the wisest investment.
We spend hours preparing cabinets for the perfect finish. We have researched and tested products and tools specifically designed to give a lasting finish to cabinets and woodwork. That is why we can offer a warranty that no other painting company in Omaha can match. It is also the reason we won't be the cheapest option when you are getting estimates. "You get what you pay for" holds true when hiring a contractor or cabinet painters to paint, stain or refinish your kitchen cabinets.
Many local painters are trying their hand at cabinet painting, and while your kitchen may look beautiful when they are done, you will be very disappointed in a year or two when the finish begins to chip and fail. We urge you to do your research and ask to see current photos of a kitchen they completed over two, five, even ten years ago. We have countless kitchens we can show you and customers who trust us with additional home painting and finishing projects.
5. You Are Selling and Want a Higher List Price.
Even if you're not planning on selling your home right now, it doesn't hurt to think about the future. If you're planning on selling in the next year or so, there are lots of ways to increase the value of your home without investing too much. Switching out hardware in the kitchen and on cabinets is something homeowners do as a simple refresh. Painting and refinishing your cabinets is a great way to give your kitchen a spruce up without a full-on renovation. Potential buyers will see this as one less update they have to do and will be pleased to see a warm, inviting kitchen with polished cabinets.
At Brush & Roll Painting, we know that home painting is a serious investment. We also believe any paint job is only as good as the prep. If you want a quality paint job that will stand the test of time, give us a call at (402) 932-9764 or schedule an estimate online.