Cost is always a big consideration, even with a small home renovation project, like painting your kitchen cabinets. It’s therefore important to understand all the expenses upfront, so there aren’t any unwanted surprises down the line. While painting your kitchen cabinets will undoubtedly cost less than a renovation, it can still be a significant expense to factor into your budget. 

So, What’s the Cost for Painting Kitchen Cabinets?

Painting kitchen cabinets on your own will cost a few hundred dollars. If you’d prefer to hire a professional, though, expect to spend a little more; anywhere from $394 to $1,254, according to Home Advisor. 

However, keep in mind: cost can vary wildly based on location – up to 40% between regions. This is simply because material and labor expenses are so different from one state to the next. They are also usually higher in urban areas versus suburban and rural locations. In larger cities with higher cost of living, the cost to paint kitchen cabinets can run upwards of $10,000.

Other Factors That Impact Cost 

There are a range of other factors that can impact cost. This includes the number of cabinets you have. If you have a small kitchen with only a few cabinets, the cost will be lower than if you have a large kitchen. If you hire a professional, they can charge in a range of ways, including per cabinet door and drawer or per square foot. Either way, the larger the kitchen – and the more cabinets you have – the higher the cost.

Another factor involved in cost are the supplies. Painting kitchen cabinets requires a wide range of materials, all of which can vary in terms of how much you’ll pay depending on the quality and where you live. 

This includes the primer and paint products, along with drop cloths, brushes, sprayers, rollers, tape, and wood filler or putty.  In addition, if you plan to handle the job on your own and have to buy or rent a sprayer, you’ll have to factor that equipment into the cost. 

If your cabinets have damage, dents, and scratches, it can often require more time and effort to repair them, as well. This will boost the final price tag in the process, whether it’s a few simple areas that need attention or more serious imperfections. 

The complexity of the project will also impact the final cost. For instance, if you have oversized cabinets, or those with decorative flourishes, crown molding, or cabinets in tight spaces, this can all make the process of painting your kitchen cabinets more complicated – and therefore more expensive. 

Don’t forget to factor in the cost for hardware, including upgraded door knobs, drawer pulls, and soft close drawer glides. There are endless possibilities available for hardware, from those that are more budget friendly to high-end, custom selections. 

The Good News? You Can Get a Solid ROI When Painting Kitchen Cabinets 

As a homeowner, you want your improvement projects to boost the value of your home. Painting your kitchen cabinets is one way to do that. Keep in mind though, if you handle it on your own and the end result is sloppy, it can actually do the opposite – and detract from your home value. However, if you let a professional do the work and you opt for a neutral color, you can actually increase the value of your home in the process.

If you have hardwood cabinets that are dated in terms of color, or just need some freshening up, you can also maintain the integrity of the wood, while getting the upgrade you want. This is just another key benefit of painting kitchen cabinets since older cabinets are generally made from better-quality materials.  

According to industry experts, the return on minor kitchen updates can be nearly 100%. Painting kitchen cabinets is one of these minor updates that can generate high return on investment. Others include upgrading appliances, refinishing hardwood floors, adding a backsplash, and updating hardware

Want the Best Results? Hire the Pros at N-Hance® 

Painting your kitchen cabinets is a great way to spruce up your home without getting into a budget crunch. If you want the best results, though, avoid the DIY approach. Instead, consider hiring a professional to handle the work, like those at N-Hance.

We can tackle the process faster, without headaches or hassles, and also provide beautifully painted cabinets that are more durable, too. Our team of craftsmen has extensive experience in painting kitchen cabinets and can transform yours in ways that will surprise you. 

At N-Hance, we also offer 12 colors to choose from on our palette, or we can create a custom look for you if you bring us a color sample. Once we’re done, we even use our Lightspeed® Nano UV system to instantly cure your cabinets, creating a rock-hard, factory-like finish in no time. Ready to find out more about all the benefits of painting your kitchen cabinets with N-Hance? Call (855) 642-6230 to set up a FREE consultation.