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.