Out with the Old and in with a Magical Kitchen Remodel
Pretty much everyone I know is a huge fan of kitchen remodeling. If you are anything like the national average, you’ve wanted this to happen gloriously for a gajillion years. If it’s been that long for you too, clearly, something is wrong.
Recently, I pulled out a 2017 list of things I wanted to clean and/or remodel and, of course, it was almost exactly the same list I had made in 2003. I asked myself, “Do I really not want a kitchen remodel to happen? Do I really want to live this way for another 10 years?”
And you know what my answer was? No. Immediately following my answer was, BUT, how do I actually begin to tackle one of the highest trafficked areas in my home?
Then I made a list.
- My kitchen remodel will add value to my home. Check.
- I’m not going to get too personalized. Check.
- I’m not going to over do my redo. Check.
- I’m not going to let this remodel price my home out of my neighborhood. Double Check.
Now, if your home isn’t that dated and already at the top of the market, a fun remodel for your kitchen is simply painting your kitchen cabinets.
Never painted kitchen cabinets before? Perfect! Here are the DIY steps to get you going:
Prep. Completely clean your cabinets removing the grease. Tape off paint free parts. Use a wood filler to fill in holes and imperfections. Lightly sand them to ensure paint will adhere.
Prime. A good rule of thumb: priming won’t hurt. You will definitely want to prime if you are painting non-wood, a glossy surface, or going from dark to light. Ensure the primer is dry before lightly sanding and then painting.
Quality paint. Use a quality paint that provides even coverage.
Color. With the kitchen being one of if not the most valuable room in your home, consider color wisely. Neutral colors are always a good choice. If you want to use two colors, consider going with a darker color on the bottom and a lighter color on the top.
Topcoat. In any high traffic area, a topcoat is a must.
Hardware. Consider updating the hardware to go with your fresh new coat of paint.
Painting kitchen cabinets isn’t hard and anyone can do it. You don’t have to be a painter to conquer your kitchen. Just remember to follow these steps. If you need help or have any questions, please feel free to contact us, we’re here to help!0