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Kitchen Makeover: Why You Should Start With The Cabinets

So you’ve decided to give your kitchen a makeover. Whether you’re a homeowner looking for a change of scenery or finally getting around to some home renovation projects, or a seller, realtor, or flipper looking to get the most bang for your buck when getting a home market-ready, one of the best places to start when updating a kitchen is the cabinets.

In the kitchen, cabinets take up about 40% of the visual space. Therefore, it’s a good idea to start your planning there. Because of their large presence, what you do with your cabinets will set the mood and personality for the entire room.

If you have wood cabinets and want to keep them that way, refinishing is an ideal solution, especially if you are on a budget. This process restores cabinets to their former glory by eliminating grease buildup, scuffs, scratches, and other imperfections that occur. It is also very cost-effective: a mere fraction of the cost of cabinet refacing (entirely replacing the doors.)

Another option, of course, is to paint your cabinets. Keep in mind that whatever color you choose will essentially serve as the foundation for your entire condition. Bold colors such as bright red can be fun and stylish, but may come across as too harsh and may push away potential buyers if you are planning to sell. Dark colors can be sleek an elegant, but may make a room feel smaller or gloomy when used in excess. Light colors make a room feel bright and inviting, but can show dirt easily.

While it is usually a smart idea to begin your kitchen planning with the cabinets, if you have specific ideas in your mind for your kitchen, such as a dream of hardwood floors, or a specific backsplash you saw on pinterest that you have to have, by all means begin your planning there.

If you are in the Seattle, Bellevue, Everett, or any of our service areas, Contact Us for a free consultation for your refinishing or painting needs.

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