By Lassiter Strome. Kitchen Cabinets. At Wednesday, June 26th 2019, 01:08:56 AM.
Painting your kitchen cabinets is a budget-friendly choice for design change, but it is not as easy as you might think — it requires a lot more prepping than painting. If you feel that it is beyond your comfort level, many professionals would be willing to take on the project. Undaunted? Go for it! Read on and learn how to paint your kitchen cabinets like a pro.
Avoid the builder-grade cabinet look by getting creative with your cabinet choices. Go with a two-tone effect in your kitchen by selecting one of two approaches to get the look:High and low two-tone effect. Use one color on your lower cabinets and a different color on your upper cabinets. To create a fresh, lasting look, stick to complementary colors. If you find that you are color-challenged, use a deeper, richer shade on the lower cabinets, and a much lighter shade of the same color or white for the top cabinets.Actual two-tone. Instead of mixing and matching color cabinets, select cabinets that have a two-tone look to them.
Consider Your Cabinets.The first thing you should do when deciding to paint your kitchen cabinets is to consider what type of material your cabinets are made from. Do you have solid wood cabinets or are they composed of wood veneer over particle board? Are your cabinets made from MDF or laminate? Each of these materials will have a bearing on which type of paint you use for your cabinets.
2. Include a ventilation hood overhead to eliminate smoke, steam and cooking odors if your kitchen island is going to have a cook top. The range hood should extend beyond the cooking area by 3 inches or more on the sides for proper ventilation. Using the correct fan size will ensure that removal happens as intended. Have a fan capacity of about 50 cubic feet per minute for each square foot of cook top area.