If you’re looking for ways to update your North Scottsdale home, consider painting your kitchen cabinets. This is an easy way to improve the most important room in your home within days. It’s also a great way to help you home stand out when you’re ready to sell it.
Before you get started, find out the benefits of painting your kitchen cabinets, which colors you should use, and tips that can help you get the best possible result.
Why You Should Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets
One of the main reasons to paint your kitchen cabinets is that it is a fast, inexpensive way to give your kitchen a new look. That’s important when it comes time to sell your home, because great kitchens can make a huge difference. Painting your cabinets can make the kitchen look newer, cleaner, and even larger, if you choose the right paint color. You can get all of these benefits after spending just $200 and about four days painting your cabinets, so this home improvement project is definitely worth considering if you’re ready for a change and preparing to sell.
Colors to Consider
Now that you’re thinking about painting your kitchen cabinets, you need to select the right color for the job. Choose a color that you want to look at every day, and that also complements the rest of the colors in the kitchen.
However, there are also some colors that can create a particular feeling.
For example, if you want to make your kitchen look larger, go with a lighter color. In particular, painting your cabinets white and using the same color throughout your kitchen can make it look more spacious. Other shades that can make a room look larger include cream, icy blue, yellow, or mint green.
If the kitchen in your North Scottsdale home happens to be spacious and airy already, you can make it look a little cozier with dark colors on the cabinets. Some ideas include cranberry red, navy blue, and emerald green.
Tips on Preparing Your Cabinets To Be Painted
While this home improvement project is much easier than remodeling the entire kitchen, it does require you to pay attention to certain details. These tips on painting your cabinets can help you get the results you want:
- Clean the wood first to get rid of dust, dirt, and grease.
- Remove the cabinet doors and hardware, making sure to label everything with masking tape to help you put it back where it belongs.
- Prime the wood before painting it.
- Choose the right paint, such as oil-based or 100% acrylic latex paint.
- Wait until the doors are completely dry before you put them back on; this usually takes a few days.
Whether you want to sell your North Scottsdale home soon or plan to stay for years to come, painting your kitchen cabinets is a simple way to update your house. You can get more home improvement tips, info on our community, and more when you reach out to The Matheson Team.
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The Matheson Team – RE/MAX Fine Properties
21000 N. Pima Rd., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85255