Tips for A Successful Kitchen Cabinet Refinishing Project

Refinishing your existing cabinets is a great way to give your kitchen a makeover without breaking the bank. By refinishing what you already have, you’re also reducing the amount of waste that you create during the kitchen remodel process. Refinishing your kitchen cabinets is no small task, but don’t be intimidated! Check out these tips to set yourself up for a successful kitchen refinishing project and create a kitchen that you’ll love for years to come. 

Upgrade the Hardware 

While it’s often easy to overlook, be sure you don’t put the effort into refinishing your cabinets while neglecting the cabinet’s hardware. Changing the hardware of your cabinets can take your remodeling project to the next level! Whether you want a modern, clean look or a more unique, rustic design, your cabinet’s hardware plays a big role in building the ambiance. Consider mixing and matching your hardware if you want a truly unique kitchen. Refinishing your hardware is far more affordable than new cabinets would have been, so it’s worth the splurge at the end of your refinishing project! 

Setup a Temporary Kitchen 

People tend to underestimate how long a cabinet refinishing project can take. Your kitchen won’t be fully functional while the project is going on, so you should take steps to prepare for that inconvenience ahead of time. Setup a temporary kitchen area that has easy access to the items you use the most. The rest of your items can be boxed up and put to the side while the refinishing is underway. While smaller projects may be finished in a day or two, for larger kitchens it can often take a full week, so be prepared to not have a fully functional kitchen during that time. 

A Glossy Finish May Last Longer

When you get to the end of the refinishing project and it’s time to apply a new color of paint to the cabinets, you’ll have to decide between a matte or glossy finish. Matte cabinets look stunning when they’re first installed, but that beauty sometimes doesn’t age well. Matte paint shows dirt, scuffs, scratches, and fingerprints more quickly than a glossy finish would. Glossy finishes are also easier to clean and protect overtime than matte finishes are. Matte finishes can often be tricky to maintain in the busiest room of the home, which is important to keep in mind.

Contact Us Today

 Take your time during the research and planning process for your cabinet refinishing project to make sure you know exactly how you want to style your cabinets, and what you’re looking to accomplish with your refinishing project! If you’re interested in learning about our team’s cabinet refacing services, reach out today by calling us at (508) 544-9800 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your cabinetry needs!

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