White Kitchens: White Hot & Here to Stay

You'd have to be living under a rock not to notice the latest trends in kitchen remodeling. Whether it's on the periodical stand at your grocery store or a plethora of pinterest pins, chances are you've noticed, and perhaps coveted, those bright white kitchens with stainless steel appointments.

If you're considering an investment in your home, the experts say to start in the kitchen. It's the heart of the home where your dollar returns the best equity. If your kitchen cabinets are in decent shape and simply need a facelift, there's no better equity return than to refinish your cabinets. Have a look at these before and after pictures from our latest kitchen refinishing project.

Perhaps the best part about refinishing your cabinets is that you can create a custom color palette to make all your elements tie together. In this kitchen, we chose a nice neutral palette using Sherwin Williams colors. The cabinet color is Divine White SW6105. The accent glaze color was custom tinted to match the tile backsplash and mid-tones in the granite countertop.

This project included a new tile backsplash and a cabinet footprint extension/modification. It was executed in conjunction with a larger remodel by Kevin Jones Design Build of Greensboro NC. 

Although some painters offer cabinet painting, kitchen refinishing is very different from simply painting your cabinets. The best way to understand the difference between cabinet refinishing and cabinet painting is to ask yourself this question: Would you paint your car using the same methods/materials you paint your walls with? The simple truth is that your cabinets are more like furniture than your doors and crown molding. Therefore, kitchen cabinets require special preparations, materials and techniques, not found at your local big-box store. Cabinet refinishing requires processes more similar to automotive finishing. Spray equipment and professional grade lacquers afford the smoothest, most durable, long lasting finish available. Essentially, your cabinets will look brand new again, if done properly. Perhaps the best part about refinishing is that, although you're getting what looks like brand new kitchen cabinets, your cost is roughly one-fifth the cost to replace your kitchen cabinets.

Kitchen Refinishing in progress

Kitchen Refinishing in progress

If you're considering a kitchen or bath remodel, feel free to give us a call or send us an email to discuss your cabinet refinishing options. Even if you're not sure what to do and just need advice, a phone consultation is always free. Watch the short video below and let us know how we can help!

Nathan Wainscott, Inspire by Color 336-362-1548