The Benefits of Kitchen Painting

Looking to give your old, dated looking kitchen a new lease of life? The benefits of kitchen painting over a complete replacement are many. Here are 5 reasons to consider a repaint instead of a new installation…

 

1. Minimal Disruption

The fitting and remodelling of a brand new kitchen can take a lot of time to complete – sometimes even weeks. The kitchen is very often the centrepiece of any home, a room that all family members use on a very regular basis. More often than not, a complete replacement of a kitchen will mean that it is very difficult (sometimes impossible) to access the room when you want. As units are torn out and structural alterations made, it can cause a very big disruption to your family life for many days.

On the other hand, kitchen refurbishment not only saves you time, but it is also a less invasive process that minimises restriction to this important room. Before any work is undertaken, a schedule is decided upon so that the work is done at a time suited to you and your family. The flawless hand-painted finishes to the kitchen doors are done off-site and no protective sheets will be left in your kitchen overnight.

The best part? Your kitchen will remain fully functional and accessible throughout the whole project!

2. Cost Effective

A new kitchen isn’t cheap. MyBuilder estimates the average cost of a kitchen fitting in the UK to be £6,000, with high-end remodelling costing £14,000 and more! That’s not to mention extras such as appliances and the costs associated with the disposal of all your old units.

On the other hand, an average lacquered oak or pine kitchen costs in the region of £1400 – £2100, painted to look like new.  Furthermore, concise and crystal clear estimates are always established beforehand.  Should any further work be required or requested, a quote will be established and agreed by both parties – there are no hidden costs (the quote includes all paint and materials).

When you consider the truly transformative effects that kitchen painting can have, the savings are absolutely huge!

3. It’s Sustainable and Much More Environmentally Friendly

The components used to make paints can be very harmful to the environment. The effects of this are exacerbated when you consider that some brands of paint don’t provide a long lasting finish. As a result of this, the VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) emissions of some paints are increased because they often require multiple coats over the years. To combat this, high quality Tikkurila paint is used within the kitchen painting process. Tikkurila is a leading brand both in in terms of quality and sustainability. Over 300 Tikkurila Group products have been eco-labelled. Environmentally friendly, hard wearing and long-lasting paint such as this minimises the need for maintenance. It will last for many years to come.

In addition, the simple act of continuing to use your existing kitchen units is a sustainable and less wasteful way of rejuvenating the look of your home. Instead of ending up in a landfill, your kitchen cabinets will continue to be used and loved.

4. It Increases the Value of the Home

You may think that drastic and costly measures are required to increase the value of your home. This is not the case. There is no need to do a full renovation of your kitchen to see tangible results. Kitchen painting is a money saving way of modernising your property without having to dip into your savings.

Many clients have had their kitchen repainted for this very reason. The great news is that each one I have worked with went on to secure a sale of their home. If you’re looking to put your house on the market but are worried about the effect that the appearance of your kitchen will have on the asking price, consider the effects that kitchen painting can have!

5. Despite the Savings, it Still Gives the Impression of a Whole New Kitchen

Many people may look at their dull-looking kitchen and decide that a full replacement is the only option. It’s hard to imagine that such a simple process can make such a drastic difference. However, look no further than this gallery page where you’ll find an array of before and after pictures. These beautifully demonstrate the positive effects that kitchen painting can have on your home.

If you’re worried about the work compromising the craftsmanship of the original work, then fear not. This is always taken into account. On older kitchens, all doors and drawers are checked to ensure they open/close correctly. Handles/hinges are adjusted and drawer runners are replaced if need be (as part of the service). There is no need to replace your older wooden kitchen with an inferior alternative.

Whether you want to maintain the look and feel of a traditional kitchen or you want to modernise with a stunning transformation, get in contact today.

A kitchen before refurbishmentKitchen painting after

Kitchen painting across Hale, Wilmslow, Alderley Edge, Knutsford and further. I am based in the North West but I am happy to travel further afield if necessary, including overseas. Wherever you are, please get in contact today.

Kitchen Cabinet Painting

This kitchen was transformed from a boring plain white to dramatic blue kitchen using the fabulous Tikkurila.

The Cheshire kitchen is approx. 15 years old and was fitted by my clients when first moved into the house, they love the kitchen particularly the layout which works well for them as a family. My clients wanted to refresh the kitchen and add some colour to match the rest of their tastefully decorated home, however they did not relish the thought of having their kitchen removed and a new one installed.

My clients opted for the dramatic colour ‘Hicks Blue’ from the Little Green colour palette.

The doors were primed in using two coats Tikkurila adhesion primer, followed by two coats of Tikkurila Hemi 10 in the matching colour

The finish is stunning absolutely no brush marks my clients were shocked by the transformation, they love their new kitchen!

This is such a great job!!!

Hand painted kitchen

This kitchen in Warrington was given a new lease of life.

The kitchen is 18 years old, my clients inherited the kitchen with house and have been happy with it for many years, but recently they have noticed that the kitchen is looking a little tired, like many of my clients they did not want the hassle of ripping this solid wood kitchen out and replacing it because although the kitchen was tired looking the doors and drawers were in very good condition. They all needed to be sanded, primed and finished using the best quality products.

I use the Tikkurila products on the majority of my kitchen as I truly believe that they offer the best quality in terms of durability and finish which is what is needed in one of the busiest rooms in the home.

I began by removing all the doors and drawers, they were all stripped and sanded primed with Tikkurila adhesive primer followed by two/three coats of Helmi 10 Tikkurila top coat.

My clients opted for Pavilion Grey from the Fallow and Ball colour palette, this is a popular choice, but I can honestly say the colour and shade looks different in every kitchen I have painted in this colour.

You can see from the photo that the finish on the doors and drawers are perfectly smooth and evenly finished, this is what is achieved at the hands of a specialist painter.

New handles were fitted in brushed steel giving the kitchen a brand-new look and feel.

Needless to say, my clients were more than happy with the finished look.

I love my job!!!