Over the course of their lifetime, the average American spends just under 1 million minutes in the kitchen.


This works out to be right around 37 minutes per day, which, when you look at it like that, may even be a bit conservative depending on how often you cook.

The kitchen is a gathering place and social space that joins people together. You spend a lot of time in the kitchen, and many of your most important memories will be made there. With that in mind – shouldn’t it be an inviting space that you and your visitors love?

New Cabinets Can Transform Your Kitchen

Before you hear the words “kitchen remodel” and faint at the thought of such a time-consuming undertaking, you should know about one simple update that can make you feel like you’ve been given an entirely new kitchen: a cabinet color change. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by how significantly this one improvement will freshen up your space and give it new life.

You’ve Got Choices – Paint, or Refinish?

Two of the most common, less-invasive methods for updating kitchen cabinets are painting and refinishing. Let’s look at the pro’s and con’s of each approach:


Pro’s: Cabinet painting provides a more dramatic change and gives you the option to do custom colors, like the world-famous all white kitchen or maybe even a trendy dusty blue. Paint is a good option if you’re looking for a clean, solid color rather than a more textured, natural look.

Con’s: Painting your cabinets is a time-consuming process, especially if you plan to do it yourself. Regular cabinet painting companies often miss important steps when it comes to painting kitchen cabinets, like not cleaning and preparing the wood thoroughly. This causes the paint to peel, using less stain-resistant primer and paint that is made for walls rather than cabinets, and applying the paint with a brush, leaving unwanted brush strokes and paint drips. If you choose to paint your cabinets, it’s well worth your time to find a professional who specializes in custom cabinet color finishes.


Pro’s: The most significant advantage when it comes to refinishing your cabinets rather than painting them is that cabinet refinishing compliments rather than conceals the natural grain of wood surfaces. Cabinet refinishing is a fast, less-invasive way to restore color and tone to your cabinets and correct discoloration or stains, leaving you with beautiful, natural wood that possesses dimension and character. The best part is that refinishing only takes 1-2 days when performed professionally.

Con’s: If you’re looking for solid colored cabinets, like white, gray, or blue, or a significant change in the wood stain on your cabinets, then refinishing isn’t the answer. It doesn’t dramatically change the color of your cabinets – even though it’s a fraction of the cost compared to other methods.

Note: A good middle ground could also be a cabinet color change that alters the stain finish of the wood, like going form an oak finish to a darker cherry or walnut tone. This provides the benefit of a more drastic update while maintaining the integrity of the natural wood grain. Professional color change services are typically completed within 3-5 days.

Have a Pro Do the Work for You

Painting or refinishing your kitchen cabinets is a hefty task to take on yourself, so why not leave the work to the pro’s? Professionals know how to get the job done quickly and effectively, leaving behind no mess and minimizing disruption to your daily life.

Are you considering cabinet refinishing or a color change for your kitchen remodel?

N-Hance of Hilton Head can help! We offer competitive pricing and can help you get the kitchen of your dreams. Schedule your free, no obligation in-home estimate today, and we’ll get you on your way to a kitchen you’ll love for years to come.