How Cabinet Painting Can Change Your Kitchen
Presumably, you spend a lot of time in your kitchen. Or perhaps you wish you spent more time in your kitchen. Either way, the kitchen is an important part of your home. Besides being the place where all the cooking is done, it is also a place where the family can come together and just talk; it sometimes doubles as the dining room.
It’s the command center of your home and whether you know it or not, the look and appeal of your kitchen can completely change the way you and your family feel about it.
The first thing to keep in mind is that if you are thinking about how cabinet painting can change your kitchen, you’re already thinking about the possibility of painting your cabinets. And no matter how minimally you’re thinking about it, this means you probably aren’t digging whatever is going on in your kitchen right now. That’s fine. Whether you’ve lived in your home for a long time or just moved in, homeowner’s know that change is inevitable.
And when it comes to change, painting your kitchen cabinets is an easy way to liven up your kitchen and make it a room you’ll love to be in. We all know redecorating or remodeling can get kind of pricey, but cabinet painting is the most cost friendly and cost efficient way to drastically change your kitchen’s appearance. It definitely doesn’t cost as much to paint your cabinets as it does to redo them completely. And if your cabinets and their doors are structurally sound then you don’t have to worry about doing any replacing.
Paint can work wonders on just about anything, especially when done right, and your kitchen cabinets are no exception. So how does painting your kitchen cabinets change your cooking space? Let’s find out.
Your cabinets account for most of the visible space in your kitchen. This means the first thing you see when you walk in to your kitchen is the cabinets. They are the first impression you get out of that entire space. Giving your cabinets a fresh, quality paint job will change the look of your entire kitchen, not just the cabinets. It’s just a paintjob; not a full re-haul of all the appliances, not a counter renewal or anything crazy and expensive like that. So whether you want the entirety of your kitchen cabinets painted, or you’re thinking of leaving the doors off of the upper half and painting just the insides, you’re getting a whole new look, the simplest way.
The number one reason homeowners do most of the redecorating and updating that we do is for the look. Not only do we want our space to feel nice, we want it to look nice. So those dark stained cabinets you’ve hated since moving in? They have to be changed. And that ugly color the previous owners painted your cabinets that all of your guests comment on? That’s got to be changed. Make your kitchen beautiful and make it yours.
Interior designers and interior painters know that light and color work together to trick how your mind views a room; whether you see a room as open and airy or dark and heavy could totally depend on the colors present. So the color a room is painted can easily affect the way that you view that room. This is typically thought of when choosing wall and décor color paint schemes, but it applies to your cabinets as well. Painting your cabinets with bold colors can make a loud statement just as painting them with a muted color can create a soft backdrop for a gentle space.
Dark colors on cabinets can provide a striking affect and a stark contrast to the rest of the kitchen; they can add texture and depth to the space. At the same time dark colors tend to absorb more light and can create more restrictive spaces. Light colors on cabinets can let more light in to the room and open the space up, but they might not be as noticeable. A professional cabinet painting job can make your kitchen seem bigger or smaller than it is, more homely or more professional, warmer or colder, just with a few coats of paint. Talking to professional interior painters beforehand can really help you create a room post-painting that gives off the exact look you want it to.
Having your cabinets professionally painted can completely change your mood in two ways. The first way kind of ties in to the last point of how the color of a room can change your perception of it. It doesn’t stop there. Studies show that the color of a room can also affect your mood. This isn’t just with a focus on dark colors do this and light colors do this other completely different thing; each individual color affects your mood in some way. For example, red can raise the energy level of a room, it is an intense stimulating color. Yellow, a great kitchen choice, makes you happy and is expansive and welcoming. Neutral colors can be steady. So if you don’t like the current mood in your kitchen, change the color of your cabinets.
The second way it changes your mood is the relief. We all get tired of looking at the same old, boring cabinets. You want them changed, but you don’t want to think about all of the time and effort that goes in to painting them. But the fact is that once they’re done and updated and you have a kitchen that looks completely new, every time you look at your cabinets you’ll be pleased. You’ll be happy about how they look, and happy that you don’t have to feel bad about ignoring their appearance any longer. You’ll be glad to spend more time in your kitchen and at that point it’s one project out of the way so you can move your focus to another.
Change the Role of Your Kitchen
Painting the cabinets of your kitchen does so much for your kitchen. It gives it new life while keeping a good amount of your money in your pocket. And the new life of your kitchen doesn’t just end at the freshly painted cabinets either; another small investment like adding new door handles and knobs can change the way your cabinets look too.
Seeing the affect that such a small and simple change has on your kitchen might even inspire you to make small changes in the rest of your home. When it comes to your kitchen and the rest of your home: if you’re going to live in it and use it, you should love all of it.
When considering why you should paint your kitchen cabinets and what you will get out of it, consider the fact that small things done in your kitchen can greatly increase not just the resale value of your home, but the value and role of the kitchen in your family’s life.
Bottom line, if you don’t already spend a lot of time in your kitchen, this small little update can help to make your kitchen the gathering point of your home.