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Should I Replace My Cabinets or Refinish Them?

September 7, 2017 at 4:21 pm | No comment | Category: Blog

Changing your cabinets is one of the quickest ways to completely transform a room.  You can paint the walls in your kitchen and replace the appliances, but if the cabinets are dated or drab, your hard work is in vain.  Updating the cabinets in your kitchen, bathroom, or other rooms of the house will add character and design to any room, and will of course also add value to your home.  The question many homeowners wrestle with is whether to buy new cabinetry or have the cabinets refinished by a great cabinet refinishing company.  

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What you need to know about replacing cabinets:

  • Replacing cabinets is exactly what it sounds like – tearing out the boxes, doors, drawers, hardware, and all, and buying and installing all new cabinetry.
  • Cabinet replacement is a great option if you have an unlimited budget.  Between cabinet replacement and refinishing, replacing cabinets is by far the more expensive option.  
  • Replacing cabinetry is also a good choice if you are planning to remodel, renovate, or completely gut the room.  Tearing out the cabinet boxes and putting in new ones is a costly, invasive, and time-consuming endeavor.  However, if you’re redoing the kitchen or bathroom, the layout of the countertops and cabinetry is likely changing, so replacing the cabinets would make sense.


What you need to know about refinishing cabinets:

  • Cabinet refinishing allows you to keep your full cabinetry, but change the color, design or style to whatever you want.  The doors and drawer fronts on your cabinets will be removed, and a good professional painting company will refinish them in the finish your select.  You may already have the perfect finish or color in mind.  Or, you may prefer to consult with the cabinet refinishing professionals you have hired, and together find the perfect design for your home.  Either way, once you have chosen your finish and style, the cabinet refinishing team will go to work to create the custom results you want.  
  • The best painting companies will first remove all doors and drawer fronts from your cabinets and take them offsite to be refinished.  Then, they’ll come to your home to prep and refinish the cabinet boxes.  Finally, they’ll attach your newly perfected cabinet doors and drawer fronts onto the freshly finished cabinet boxes, and the process is complete!  If you like the layout of your kitchen but want to update the cabinets or change the look of the room, refinishing is the best option for you.  
  • Cabinet refinishing is the the least invasive and most convenient option for changing your cabinets.  It’s also almost always the most economical option.  The best cabinet refinishing companies know how to apply all types of stains, lacquers, varnishes, and design techniques so that you can have the cabinets of your dreams.  That means that if you want to match the new cabinet color to your favorite dish pattern, or have a custom two-tone finish, or a stained wood finish with an accent glaze, you can!  If you choose to have your cabinets replaced, then you are limited to what the stores and manufacturers have to offer, but if you have them refinished by a highly-rated professional painting company, you can have whatever look you want.


At The Painting Craftsmen, we offer an unsurpassed level of quality in cabinet refinishing.  Our highly skilled refinishers will transform your cabinets with a tinted lacquer in the perfect color for your kitchen, a hand-detailed rub through finish, or an antique glaze to coincide with your home’s era.  We hand sand each door and drawer front, then hand spray each piece in our state-of-the-art spray booth, so that each door will have a smooth, even, high quality coating.  Many homeowners ask us to create a factory finish for their cabinets, which is no problem for us.  We stock the same catalyzed lacquer and conversion varnish that the manufacturer’s use, meaning your cabinets will have the same integrity and look as a brand new cabinet from the factory.  It’s easy to see why homeowners in downtown Jacksonville, Atlantic Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, and throughout the region choose us for their painting and cabinet refinishing projects!  The Painting Craftsmen is the best Jacksonville FL cabinet refinishing company, and the evidence is in the quality of our work.  Cabinet refinishing is our specialty, and to us, it is an art.  We’d love the opportunity to give your cabinets a fresh and luxurious finish.

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