Whether you’re looking to freshen up a drab kitchen interior or aiming to sell a home on the market, it can be difficult to choose the right cabinet finish. A cabinet finish that coordinates with the rest of the desired kitchen elements and appliances in a tasteful way will help you see the best return on your investment.
Keep in mind these options below as you plan your remodeling project:
Homeowners may choose manufactured wood doors and drawer fronts that are unfinished. This may first appear to be a less expensive choice, but the costs will accrue when homeowners prep and paint them. Any preliminary savings are lost. Keep in mind that any hand painted kitchen requires a coat of acrylic lacquer for protection.
Wood is a versatile option for homeowners. It has a broad appeal and is a classic option. For those looking to eventually sell a home, wood makes a timeless choice. We craft cabinets from many different types of wood. Take a deeper look here.
Paint is heavily pigmented. The underlying wood will not show through. White, cream and eggshell colors are popular. Eggshell is a warm finish that reflects light well and can be easily cleaned.
Stains come in an array of pigments. The wood grain will show through and stains will appear darker on the wood’s natural knots and whirls. Using stain can help modify the appearance of many different types of wood cabints
A glaze is semi-transparent application available to apply over paints. Glazes help provide depth to the cabinetry. Homeowners benefit from more contrast but less consistency. Any details and crevices will be highlighted with a glaze application.
When homeowners select an antiqued patina, they are looking for cabinetry that exudes the appearance of wear over time. These patinas are hand-rubbed and as such each cabinet door or drawer will be unique. Those looking for a more rustic look may consider this type of cabinet finish.
There are a variety of techniques available for homeowners that choose to distress their cabinetry. The wood’s surface will be scored and give the appearance of age and a more weathered patina.
New Jersey residents look to Trade Mark Design & Build for additional insights into the home remodeling process. When you are ready to begin planning our your home remodeling project give us a call! 973-636-0100