Your kitchen is typically one of the most overused rooms in your entire home. This can be especially true if you are someone who routinely enjoys home-cooked meals with one another. After many different holiday gatherings, you may begin to realize your kitchen doesn’t have the same lust it once did. This doesn’t mean you need to go into an entire kitchen makeover. Believe it or not, but smaller and less though of updates can make a dramatic improvement to your kitchen.
To help get you started, you should look to consider both of these tips to make your kitchen look brand new once again.
Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets
One of the best ways to breathe new life into your kitchen would be painting your cabinets. By doing this, you will be able to reinvigorate your kitchen by making it look much cleaner and newer. A fresh paint of coat can work wonders when it comes to giving your kitchen new life. While white would be a good choice for those looking for a modern aesthetic, you can also opt for a color that matches your kitchen appliances. That way, you can achieve a monochrome type of look that is increasingly uniform. If you end up choosing to upgrade to stainless steel appliances along the way, your cabinets will match with them. To begin, you want to find the paint that will look the best. You don’t want to opt for traditional paint because it is going to chip very easily and it won’t withstand the wear and tear that your cabinets are subjected to. Because of this, you should be looking at alkyd enamel paint. This is a much more durable paint option and it will allow you to achieve that smooth and desirable finish.
Re-Stain Your Cabinets
If you aren’t looking to go as far as painting your cabinets, you may want to at least consider re-staining them. This can be a very inexpensive way to highlight the color and the natural beauty of your wood’s finish. Along with this, if they do end up getting damaged in the future, it will be increasingly easy to give them a touch-up.
To stain your cabinets, you will want to begin by removing all of the necessary drawers and doors. This will make it much easier to go about finishing it off. From there, you want to begin the sanding process. You should sand them with 120 grit sandpaper and always start by going in the direction of the wood grain. From there, you should sand the surfaces again with 220 grit sandpaper. After you are finished sanding, you can apply a wood conditioner to the wood and you can begin to rub the stain down deep into the pores of the wood with a cloth. Always perform a final pass through in the grain of the wood when you are doing this because you want to be as thorough as can be. You should be using an oil-based polyurethane with an oil-based stain. Once you are finished, you will be able to see the difference it makes in making your kitchen look brand new.
These are two methods you can use to breathe new life into your kitchen. However, if you are looking for the absolute best results, you may want to call on a professional. A professional can help you get the best results and save you time and energy.
About Varsity Painters
Our professional team working at Varsity Painters offers a lot of different services that are optimized for residential homeowners looking to transform their homes. No matter if you are looking to modernize your kitchen or something else, we will be able to help. You can call us right now if you have questions or you want a free in-home consultation.