Pretty much everyone I know is a huge fan of kitchen cabinet 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. It’s time to tackle this kitchen cabinet remodel with MudPaint – you’ve got this!
Recently, I pulled out a 2018 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 cabinet 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 cabinet 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 – remodel done!
Never painted kitchen cabinets before? Perfect! Here are the DIY steps to get you going:
First – Prep. Completely clean your kitchen 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.
Second – moving along to priming! 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.
Fourth — time to move on to picking the 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 for a cabinet remodel. If you want to use two colors, consider going with a darker color on the bottom and a lighter color on the top.
Finally – nearly wrapped up! Consider updating the hardware to go with your fresh new coat of paint on your cabinet remodel!
Planning your kitchen cabinet remodel 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!