Updating your kitchen cabinets need not be expensive, Handyman Painters Toronto takes you through some of the steps needed for kitchen cabinet renovation and other kitchen updates at a friendly budget. In addition to making the cabinets, colorful, you may want to add extra features to the existing design. This may include a handy storage such as a free standing island, a pull-out shelf, or building a window’s seat that has stock cabinets.
The kitchen cabinets are some of the house furniture that turns dull after usage due to the kitchen environment. This does not mean that you must replace them every time this happens. Updating the kitchen cabinets on a budget may involve adding or changing hardware components such as the veneer, knobs and pulls, kitchen cabinets refacing, repainting, re-finish, re-lacquer or re-staining.
Depending on the status of the kitchen cabinets door the amount of work and cost will differ. At Handyman Painters Toronto , we have carried out several kitchen cabinets updates and some of our budget friendly updates include;
Kitchen Cabinet refacing by replacing of the cabinet doors
This is also known as cabinet re-surfacing and it is the transforming of the appearance of the existing kitchen into a different look while still maintaining the original layout. If your cabinet boxes are still in good condition, you can simply replace the kitchen cabinet doors with new ones of a different design. The drawer fronts are other parts that one can replace. In addition to the replacements you can also add a veneer over the cabinet sides and frames.
Advantages of Kitchen Cabinets Refacing:
- You get a fresh and modern kitchen cabinet look (the doors are about 80 percent of what people see in the kitchen cabinets)
- Low budget
- Takes less time, hence little inconvenience.
Kitchen Cabinets Painting
You can add a more personal touch to the existing cabinet paint or simply repaint the cabinets when the finish is dated and dull.When painting the cabinets, you may opt to use two contrasting colors, one on the lower half and the other one at the top
Painting your kitchen cabinets is an inexpensive way of restoring the colors, the repainting means that you are adding a fresh coat on an existing one and this requires some preparation.
Refinishing Kitchen Cabinet
You may not get the expected look after cleaning the kitchen cabinets and you will need to do a refinishing, this is almost the same as painting kitchen cabinets but you have to strip off all the paint. Establish the type of paint on your cabinets and buy the appropriate stripper, Handyman Painters Toronto recommends the gel or semi-paste strippers for vertical services because they do not drip much. Ensure that the floors, countertops and appliances are covered.
After stripping, use the wood filler on the scratches, holes and nicks. Wait for the wood to dry and sand the surface lightly and remember to smooth out the filler patches. Prime the surfaces and lastly, apply the paint.
Re-staining your Cabinets
Re staining will enable you to change the existing color on your old kitchen cabinets and give it a fresh look that also allows the wood to show through. This is a clear finish on the wood and an Eco-friendly inexpensive coating; however it may require the hand of an expert to apply.
Re-staining kitchen cabinets involves removing the old varnish using a removing chemical, sanding the wood to its bare state and then applying the stain and two coats of the varnish.
Re-Lacquer the Kitchen Cabinets
Lacquer is a wood finish available in either colored or clear form; it dries by its solvent’s evaporation or by a curing process those results in a durable, hard finish. The finish sheen level ranges from matte to high gloss and can be polished to the desired feel and look. It is an Eco friendly and inexpensive coating and offers a variety of colors.
Kitchen cabinets can be re lacquered any time, enabling you to change the color of your kitchen cabinets easily at a friendly budget. This allows you to keep up with fashion changes for the modern kitchen cabinets.
The advantages of Kitchen Cabinets lacquer include:
- Ease of application
- Variety of colors
- Low cost and minimal disruptions to your kitchen operations.
Kitchen Cabinets Painting, Refacing and Updating Services in Toronto
All the above will achieve good results and will save you money you could have spent on replacing your kitchen cabinets. In fact, when done professionally a combination of this will transform your kitchen to look like you have just bought new modern kitchen cabinets. However, it might look simple and easy, but to achieve the best results, it is important to engage a professional cabinet painting contractor . We, at Handyman Painters Toronto, have the expertise and experience in carrying out kitchen cabinet updates and renovations in Toronto and the GTA. We guarantee you a professional job with minimum interruptions to your other activities; moreover, we will also leave you with time to carry one with your usual daily engagements.
To speak to one of our professionals, or for a FREE Kitchen cabinets refacing or renovation estimate please email Brian@handytoronto.wpengine.com or call us on 647 494 5545