Did you know that the average American spends just under 1 million minutes in the kitchen throughout their lifetime? Yep, it’s true. That equates to roughly 37 minutes a day, which may be a conservative figure depending on how often you cook.

The kitchen is often the heart of our homes, it joins everyone together. We spend a lot of time together there, lots of memories are made. It’s an important place to make it inviting for your family and visitors.

New Cabinets Can Transform Your Kitchen

Now, before you hear the words “kitchen remodel” and run for the hills at the thought of such a massive undertaking, you should know there’s one simple update that can make you feel like you’ve been given an entirely new kitchen: a cabinet color change. You’ll be surprised at how cost-effective it can be, and the drastic change to your home will be remarkable! Consider this improvement that can really change the look of your home.

You’ve Got Options—Paint Or Refinish?

Two of the most common, less invasive methods for updating kitchen cabinets are painting and refinishing. There are pro’s and con’s of each, let’s compare them and see what is the best option for you.


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 has dimension and character. And the best part is, basic refinishing only takes 1-2 days when done 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 for you. Refinishing revitalizes your cabinets at a fraction of the cost compared to other methods but doesn’t dramatically change the color of your cabinets.

Note: A good middle ground could also be a cabinet color change that alters the stain finish of the wood, like going from 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 finished within 3-5 days.


Pro’s: Painting your cabinets 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 dusty blue if you’re feeling adventurous. Paint is a good choice if you’re looking for a clean, solid color rather than a more textured, natural look.

Con’s: Painting your cabinets can be a time-consuming project, especially if you plan to do it yourself. Regular painting companies often miss important steps when it comes to painting kitchen cabinets, like not cleaning and prepping the wood thoroughly which 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.


Related: Kitchen Cabinet Color Change—Before And After Gallery


Have A Professional 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. The quality will last longer, it’s definitely worth it!

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

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.