4 Reasons to Give Your Cabinets a Fresh Coat of Paint

One of the most exciting, and undoubtedly most stressful, situations to deal with as a homeowner is home renovations. While you might be excited to essentially redefine the aesthetic of your home, at times, it can feel like an incredibly daunting undertaking. Well, what if we told you that you can revamp your kitchen’s entire look without spending weeks on a construction site? 

Cabinet repainting is one of the easiest ways to establish a whole new look for your kitchen. When done professionally, a team can get schedule a consultation, begin the project, and finish it within days, not months. The best part, it’s one of the most affordable changes you can make in your home to increase its resale value. Research shows that by changing the color of your kitchen, you could see your home value increase by thousands of dollars.

Still not convinced? Experts and homeowners agree that once you’ve renovated your home, your happiness in it skyrockets. Here are four great reasons to consider repainting your cabinets this season.

1. Routine Maintenance

Just like any part of your home, there will be natural wear and tear that happens to your kitchen. Unfortunately, your cabinets will take the brunt of it, compared to your appliances. It’s completely normal that you might see scratches or marks on the natural wood. If your cabinets have already been painted, you might notice scuffed corners or areas where the paint is chipping and coming off.

Don’t fret! Turn this negative into a net positive because now you have reason to make this the kitchen of your dreams. Think about what sort of space you want your kitchen to be. If you’ve dreamed about sipping coffee in a bright white, modern kitchen while overlooking a sunrise, this is your chance.

If you’re unsure about what works for your space and needs, that’s where the experts come in. Call up a professional painting company and get some quotes! We’d even recommend starting a Pinterest board with references to bring to your consultation; that way you can really plan out your renovation. Just like a haircut or donating used clothing, you’ll find that keeping your kitchen feeling fresh and modern is so worth the hassle.

2. Increased Resale Value

Just like with fashion, food, and entertainment, trends are constantly changing in the housing industry. Granted, they definitely change at a slower pace than fashion, as renovating a kitchen is a lot more in-depth than swapping a handbag. Either way, keeping up-to-date with current trends is important if you’re ever looking at selling your home. Cabinets take up a great deal of space and functionally, are some of the most utilized aspects of kitchens. Any home buyer wants to make sure that they’re moving into a space where those surfaces and storage areas are not just practical, but beautiful as well.

Research shows that a simple palette swap in your kitchen can net you thousands more dollars in resale value. Yes, you heard right: thousands more from repainting your kitchen. As Better Homes and Gardens reports, pewter grey is the current trending color for kitchens. While grey doesn’t perform well in other areas, resulting in a net loss if painted on the front entrance, for example, shades of grey are doing absolutely amazingly in the kitchen. In fact, modern minimalist and modern farmhouse aesthetics are the two trends to watch.

It seems like a no-brainer to have your kitchen professionally painted. Getting it done once will net you thousands more; just make sure to ask what colors are most popular currently for the kitchen. Locality matters! What’s popular in Washington might not do well at all in Florida, so make sure the painters are experts you can trust. When you’re approaching painting as a seller, you often want to go with what’s popular in the market currently, even if it doesn’t align exactly with your unique style or taste. 

3. Improved Home Feel

As we talked about before, renovations are such an exciting time. Research shows that people are much happier in their homes following simply painting a room a new color. According to House Grail, after painting an interior room, around 88% of people have more desire to be inside. While you might have lived in that home for just one year or for generations, a fresh coat of paint will make the entire space feel so brand new. 

However, how do you really conceptualize what you want your space to look like? We’d recommend consulting others. You’d first want to consult with your housemates: be it family, partners, children, or roommates. What does everyone want out of the space? If there are colors that absolutely aren’t wanted, get those out of the way first. Dark neutrals are definitely in, with greys and blacks taking center stage, but maybe your mom still can’t let go of her brown Tuscan-inspired kitchen. Repainting the cabinets to a trending shade of grey wouldn’t go well, we’d imagine. 

In addition, when you consult painting experts, bridge the other members of the household in. That way, they can share their own unique perspectives. Perhaps your partner who wakes up early would enjoy a brighter feel to the kitchen? An expert can help you match your new cabinets to your appliances, countertops, the wider kitchen, and the rest of the home. That way, everything feels cohesive. 

4. Fast & Affordable Project Time

Other kitchen projects, while more expansive and all-encompassing, just require a lot more time and money to complete. Whether you’re changing the countertops and updating them, adding a chef’s sink to an island, or swapping appliances, there is a much longer project timeline to get your kitchen back to its normal, functioning condition. This is something that many people don’t particularly plan for until they’re knee-deep in renovations.

With larger kitchen overhauls, there will be times when you need to plan to either dine out in order to feed everyone or cook with alternative methods, like a convection oven, air fryer, microwave, or grill. When repainting cabinets, the only thing you need to wait for is the paint to dry. Additionally, when you have it professionally done, a team can get the entire job done in a fraction of the time that it would take a single person.

Additionally, costs skyrocket when you’re upgrading hardware like your countertops, for example. Going from laminate to marble is a huge uptick in costs. The same could be said for upgrading to stainless steel appliances. When considering your budget, sometimes it’s easier to tackle each project in pieces. Repainting your cabinets will net you a whole new aesthetic and feel without breaking the bank.

If you feel like your kitchen is drab, needs some TLC, or are just interested in a change, maybe it’s time to schedule some cabinet painting! It’s best to sit down and think about what you want from that space. Since you’re committing to a change, you can embrace it and really create the best atmosphere for you and your household. 

When you’re ready to make that renovation happen, the team at Legacy Applications is here to help! Give us a call to schedule a consultation. We’ll discuss your wants and needs, and choose the color that best fits your unique situation.


When you’re ready to transform the look and feel of your home into something that reflects your unique personality and character, our team at Legacy Applications is here to help. Contact our team of exert house painters today.


When you’re ready to transform the look and feel of your home into something that reflects your unique personality and character, our team at Legacy Applications is here to help. Contact our team of exert house painters today.