Refinishing Your Kitchen Cabinets Properly
According to Mother Jones magazine, a luxury kitchen remodel can cost almost $60,000 dollars. Fortunately, there are cheaper ways to breathe new life into your kitchen. More and more homeowners are refinishing their kitchen cabinets, which can renovate kitchens without breaking the bank. A refinishing job may range from repainting your cabinet doors to totally replacing your kitchen cabinets. If you want to refinish your kitchen cabinets, you can choose from two methods: refinishing your own cabinet doors or hiring professional help. So which option should you pick?
Homeowners who simply wish to clean and repaint their cabinet doors can finish the job in a weekend. On the other hand, completely replacing your cabinets could be more complicated. If you want new kitchen cabinets, you should first know some basic carpentry. You should also understand which type of kitchen cabinets to buy. For example, some cabinets may not hold heavy plates and pans, and other cabinets might not suit your kitchen. Also, consider that a botched cabinet installation can be a costly mistake.
Hiring a Professional
If you're pressed for time or don't have carpentry knowledge, a professional kitchen contractor can refinish your kitchen cabinets quickly and thoroughly. In addition, professionals know how to select refinishing options that match your kitchen perfectly. Before hiring a professional, check their references and ask for proof of insurance. Also, if you have an older home, your kitchen might have lead-based painted cabinets: make sure the company you hire can handle lead-based dust and paint.
Whether you choose to hire a professional or perform the job yourself, refinishing your kitchen cabinets can be a budget-friendly way to revamp your kitchen.
"Kitchen Cabinet Facelift," Lowes.com
"Kitchen Cabinets," AskTheBuilder.com
"This New House," Mother Jones
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