Paint vs Replace?
Is your home 10-years old or older? If the answer is yes, you may have old-fashioned or even out-dated cabinets, and it may be time for a kitchen (or bathroom) make-over. Paint vs replace cabinets? There are so many great reasons to spruce up your tired cabinets into cabinets that you’ll absolutely love without spending a huge sum of money. Read on to learn how to transform your cabinets from drab to fab with paint.
Here are the Top 5 Reasons to Paint vs Replace Your Kitchen or Bathroom Cabinets
1. Painting will give your kitchen a whole new look
It’s amazing what a difference painting your cabinets can make. Just check out this before and after picture. Painting your cabinets will make your kitchen look lighter, brighter, more modern and spacious. It will often make your countertop look better, too!
2. Painting will improve the value of your home
Yes, kitchens are an important factor when it comes to the resale value of your home, an outdated kitchen doesn’t. When you paint the cabinets, you make the space look nicer, larger, and more inviting. Then, just add a fresh coat of paint on the walls and voila, you’ve created instant value. Painting your cabinets will guarantee a great return on your investment, and it will help your home sell faster. Old, dingy, dirty and dark cabinets are a turn-of and will cause your home to sit on the market longer. Potential buyers will factor in that they need to spend money on remodeling the kitchen and/or bathroom, and they know that this will cost a small fortune. After spending their savings on the home purchase, most buyers don’t have the budget for that, especially 1st time home buyers.
3. Painting is a lot more affordable vs replacing
Painting your cabinets costs a lot less compared to replacing your cabinets. Cabinets are the most expensive item, so if you can avoid having to buy new ones, you will save yourself a lot of money. You will also need to consider the cost of removing and disposing of the old cabinets, as well as the cost of installation. And, don’t forget you will also need to replace the countertops and the sink and hire a plumber. So, painting your cabinets saves you a lot of money.
4. Painting is faster and less of an inconvenience
When you remodel your whole kitchen, it can take 6 weeks at a minimum. This means you will be a long time without a kitchen, and your house is a mess because all of your “stuff” is in other rooms.
However, when you have your cabinets painted the whole job can be done in about a week and you can get on with your life.
5. Better quality paints on the market
In the old days, painted cabinets didn’t always look that good. But now with the demand for painting cabinets having increased, paint manufacturers have introduced new and better products specifically designed for cabinets allowing for a better-looking finish and durability.
So, if you are in the market for a kitchen or bathroom re-fresh consider painting vs replacing. Get in touch with the team at Universal Painting Contractors to start the conversation and learn what we can do for you.