Would you like to breathe new life into your drab kitchen cabinets, get a new kitchen cabinet color, or change your kitchen cabinets altogether?
The truth is that you probably don’t need to demolish your entire kitchen and start over.
In fact, you could get a bright, fresh and contemporary new look without all the hassle and expense of a full kitchen remodel.
There are several simple approaches you can take to create the kitchen of your dreams without breaking the bank and completely disrupting your schedule.
Below are our three tips for dodging a full kitchen remodel and wowing your friends when you host your next party:
You can transform your dirty and dingy cabinets, save money and extend their life without all the stress by choosing Furniture Medic’s cabinet cleaning and touch up services. Our trained experts can identify and find the solution for almost any grimy and scratched kitchen cabinets. And our pros can often do it all in one day in the following simple steps:
An experienced pro will visit your home, assess your kitchen cabinets, discuss the options and develop a plan to deliver on exactly what you’re looking for.
Experts prep your kitchen cabinets to keep disruption to your schedule and mess to a minimum. They’ll prepare a containment area, cover your countertops, appliances and floors and make sure that any odors are also contained.
Reduced odor and water-based products are used as much as possible to gently remove dirt, grime and food stains from your kitchen cabinets without harming the finish.
After your kitchen cabinets are cleaned, our experts will touch-up any scratches, dents and gouges.
When your cabinets are finished, you’ll never know we were there because the cleanup will be impeccable. You’ll be left with only your clean, renewed kitchen cabinets.
Your kitchen cabinet expert will also ask about scheduling your next service as part of the Cabinet Maintenance Program to keep your cabinets in the best condition. This will be at a time that works for you and disruptions will be limited.
Kitchen cabinet color changes don’t have to be expensive or stressful. Furniture Medic has experienced cabinet professionals who will take care of those scratches, gouges and chips with kitchen cabinet repairs first. Then, Furniture Medic offers cabinet color changes that include either refinishing or cabinet painting.
Staining kitchen cabinets provides a thin coat of color and finish. This ensures the natural wood features of your kitchen cabinets shine through. When our cabinet experts paint kitchen cabinets they go beyond DIY-like look and feel, using professional grade coatings and finishing equipment.
Your friends and family will think that the cabinets are new because we use the best sprayers in the business that provide results without any brush lines. You can go to Home Depot or Lowe’s and try to do-it-yourself — or choose trusted and experienced experts to deliver the professional high-end results you’re looking for.
If the “bones” of your kitchen cabinets are good, there’s no need to tear the whole kitchen out. Instead, Furniture Medic’s skilled craftspeople provide cabinet refacing and redooring. This includes the full replacement of cabinet doors, replacement of drawer fronts and changing kitchen cabinet hardware. The secret is that if you’re looking to reface kitchen cabinets it’s not as financially draining or complicated as you thought. Here’s why:
Refacing kitchen cabinets can save you thousands of dollars and costs up to half as much as full kitchen cabinet replacement.
A full kitchen cabinet replacement can take months. It can take as little as three to five days to reface your kitchen cabinets instead. And you won’t have to upend your work or personal schedule in the process because our pros work around your daily routine.
Today, more than ever, people are focused on the environment. ‘Fast furniture’ has become a huge problem nationwide and many are starting to pay attention to it like they do with energy efficiency.
The Environmental Protection Agency found that in 2018 alone Americans threw out more than 12 million tons of furniture and furnishings. More than 80% of that went to a landfill.
Instead of throwing out your still functional kitchen cabinets, you may choose to reface or redoor them if you’re environmentally conscious.
New kitchen cabinets are a great way to increase the value of your home. In fact, according to the Cost vs. Value Report a minor kitchen remodel has an average ROI of more than 72%. You could achieve similar results if you reface your kitchen cabinets.
There’s a whole host of things you need to think about before tackling your kitchen cabinets. You’ll want to make sure that it’s right for you.
Why are you planning a kitchen remodel? That’s the first question you should ask yourself. Repainting or redooring your existing kitchen cabinets may make the most sense. Especially if you’re simply looking to increase your home’s market value or get a contemporary look.
This is one of the most important decisions. Do you have the money for an expensive kitchen remodel? Or would kitchen cabinet painting or kitchen cabinet refacing be right for you? A strategy is to determine if you’re willing to compromise. For example, you may decide to go with a more upscale wood type and then spend less on the kitchen cabinet hardware.
Full kitchen remodels can take many months. To limit the time your kitchen cannot be used, you may decide instead to change the kitchen cabinet color versus a traditional kitchen remodel.
Are your kitchen cabinets exactly where you want them? That is, you should decide if your current kitchen design is functional. Whether you have a large family or live alone, the kitchen is typically the busiest room in the house and has to meet your needs.
The next step in the process is selecting your dream kitchen. Choosing new kitchen cabinets starts with finding the right look and feel. This will ensure you get exactly what you’re looking for in a new kitchen. If you’re looking for kitchen design ideas, here are some of the biggest kitchen cabinet trends right now to help you get started:
Contrast is one of the biggest kitchen trends right now. That means mixing countertops with contrasting kitchen cabinet colors. For example, you may choose to go with deep colored kitchen cabinets that enhance the look of your light marble or granite countertops.
And you can achieve a totally different look by mixing and matching kitchen cabinets that are painted two totally different colors. Black and white cabinets can make an impressive first impression and are right on trend.
If you have an open floorplan, matching the adjoining living area décor with your new cabinet design can also take compliments from your guests to the next level.
Another option is to make your kitchen cabinets pop, for example, by choosing to paint them blue, red or yellow. That is, if you prefer a color blast that has become popular in kitchen cabinetry. You can also accent your kitchen cabinet edges with a different color.
And this doesn’t have to be expensive because you don’t have to have custom doors designed. In fact, there are ready-made doors available in a wide range of materials and colors.
If you’d like to add a rustic and completely comfortable feel to your kitchen, there’s no better way than to choose natural wood grain kitchen cabinets. This trend for new kitchen cabinets will continue and many homeowners expand the look to appliances. For example, pairing new cabinets with a sub-zero refrigerator with natural wood panels.
Selecting the right kitchen cabinet hardware can make a huge difference when it comes to adding a personal touch to your new kitchen. It can also help enhance your cabinets and countertops. Hardware is one of the most important elements in making a lasting impression when it comes to the look and feel of your kitchen. Match hardware with your sink or faucet choices for a completed look.
A hot color in new kitchen cabinets is blue for a classic look that’s always in style – especially if you prefer a country, coastal or modern cabinet design. Blue kitchen cabinets can also be paired with white or other neutral cabinet colors like choosing gray for your upper kitchen cabinets and blue for the lower cabinets.
Celebrating our 30th anniversary, Furniture Medic is the industry leader in kitchen cabinet transformation with expert craftsmen and women from coast to coast. We also have a reputation for excellence in offering premium kitchen cabinet processes and products. Furniture Medic is a worldwide brand known for making the impossible, possible.