With the changing season, you’re back in your home, spending less time outside. As a result, you might be noticing those chipped, worn, or dated cabinets now more than ever. But when it comes to ways to update them, the choices often seem endless. 

So, what’s hot and what’s not? Here’s a look at some fall 2020 trends and tips from the N-Hance® team of kitchen cabinet painters.

#1: Revamping, Not Renovating Kitchen Cabinets

In the past, if you wanted new kitchen cabinets, whether because your existing ones were damaged or looked outdated, you had to undergo a full renovation, ripping them out. The good news is that’s not the case anymore. 

In fact, today, you have many different options to choose from depending on your needs, your vision, and your budget. This enables you to make a selection that’s more cost-friendly and more sustainable for the planet

For instance, instead of fully replacing your cabinets, you can hire kitchen cabinet painters to renew them with a fresh color. Whatever you choose, they should carefully clean, patch, and repair them and use an acrylic polyurethane blend, which resists chipping and peeling and is designed for the heavy use cabinets get. 

When you opt for this approach, you can completely transform your space, whether you’re interested in a neutral look, such as cream, gray or white; or whether you want to make a dramatic statement with a color like black, red, green, or yellow. 

Another choice when it comes to revamping your cabinets instead of a complete renovation is refacing them. This is a process where your cabinet doors and drawer fronts are replaced with new, custom-made ones and the existing cabinet boxes are kept in place and finished to match. This is also a simpler and less costly approach to getting a kitchen that looks brand new for a fraction of the price of a renovation. 

#2: Choose from a Rainbow of Colors with our Kitchen Cabinet Painters

In the past, when hiring kitchen cabinet painters, most homeowners had limited options, from white and cream to shades of brown. However, today, there is literally an entire rainbow to choose from, offering you another way to further personalize your cabinets. 

As a result, many homeowners are going bolder and making cabinet changes to more dramatic colors. This includes dark greens that evoke nature, a range of blues like robin’s egg and navy, and reds from cherry to berry to apple. 

#3: More Open Spaces in Kitchen Designs

Traditional kitchens have cabinets both above and below countertops. However, a newer trend that is happening in homes is to remove the upper cabinets entirely and leaving the space open or replacing them with open shelving. Either way, you’re creating more visual space, making your kitchen seem larger, more open, and airy. 

You can also better use your countertop space, as well as create a focal design point whether it’s with designer dishes displayed on your open shelves or unique decor on the walls above your countertops. 

#4: Islands are Essential in Every Kitchen

Without upper cabinets, there’s less storage space. But you can make up for that with a kitchen island, which offers a multi-purpose solution for cooking, storing, and seating. There’s also a bigger trend toward larger, more elaborate islands. Ideas range from extending the island into the adjoining family room to kitchens with more than one island space. 

The bottom line? Islands are no longer an after-thought or a nice-to-have, but an integral part of every kitchen space in 2020. 

#5: A Simpler, More Streamlined Design 

Less is more with today’s kitchen cabinet painting and design trends. This means a more minimalist look for your cabinets and fewer ornate features and flourishes, which have been so common in the past. Clean lines are on the upswing for many homeowners who are looking to make simpler statements that are still striking. It also helps to eliminate a feel of clutter and create a peaceful flow in the space. 

#6: Increased Functionality Within Kitchen Cabinets

When you’re redoing your kitchen cabinets, you want them to look great, but also function better. There are many ways to retrofit your existing cabinets with solutions that create more space and make organization easy. 

For instance, drawer dividers for utensils and cutlery, pull-outs for spices, roll-out shelves for pots and pans, and cabinets designed especially for garbage and recycle bins are all on the rise and in demand according to our kitchen cabinet painters.

#7: Faster, Safer Innovations from Kitchen Cabinet Painters

In the past, you’d hire kitchen cabinet painters to handle your project, which would often take weeks to complete. However, with today’s innovations, you can get a higher-quality, safer finished solution, all in a matter of just days. 

For instance, at N-Hance, our Lightspeed® system uses powerful ultraviolet rays to instantly cure your cabinets. As a result, they dry immediately, all with a rock-hard, factory-like finish that provides unparalleled durability. In addition, thanks to Lightspeed, you don’t have to wait the typical seven to 10 days for your cabinets to dry. You can get back into your space and back in action, far faster. 

Another option with our Lightspeed system is our Lightspeed Plus™ anti-microbial finish. This adds a layer of protection that actually cuts down on bacteria and other harmful microbes that can make your family ill. In fact, it reduces bacterial growth by 99%*, wiping out microbes, such as E. Coli and Staph. This finish is also durable too since it’s not water-soluble and cannot be wiped off with normal household cleaning. 

Ready to redo your kitchen, but need help considering all your options? The kitchen cabinet painters at N-Hance are here for you. Our team can paint or stain your cabinets, whether it’s in the same shade or tone or something entirely new. We also offer cabinet refacing services to replace your worn-out or dated doors and drawer fronts and install new ones that perfectly suit your current tastes. 

To find out more from our kitchen cabinet painters about how we can transform your space so it’s on-trend, call your local N-Hance at (855) 642-6230 today for a FREE estimate. 

*Based on results from an independent lab using Lightspeed Plus anti-microbial U.V. finish.