Thursday, 22 October 2020

To freshen a kitchen, refinish the cabinets

Give your kitchen a face-lift without draining your wallet by painting the cabinets.

Wood cabinet refinishing entails removing existing paint, sanding the surface (depending on the type of paint you’re using) and repainting the bare wood. This project revives cabinets that have become scratched, faded or discolored, and it breathes new life into an old kitchen.

“Refinishing cabinets is a fantastic, cost-effective way to transform the look and feel of a kitchen,” says Dan DiClerico, home expert at HomeAdvisor, a remodeling project resource. It’s also a fraction of the cost of doing a full kitchen remodel, which runs, on average, $22,632, according to HomeAdvisor. Even replacing old kitchen cabinets with new ones starts at about $4,000 for a typical 10-by-12-foot kitchen, according to HouseLogic, an online resource for homeowners.