If you're thinking about painting your kitchen cabinets, take a look at this article Trends in Kitchen Cabinets at Remodeloholic.com for cabinet paint ideas. Cindy Aldred in her article points out that amidst the many choices of paint colors, keeping a eye on what builders and designers are doing are ultimately is the best que for which direction to go in with color.
The picture shown is one of the most popular gray cabinet colors she is seeing, Fieldstone by Benjamin Moore. This color really creates a sense of warmth, without the room feeling stark, and cold. It also works well in low lighting situations.
For whites she recommends Snowfall White by Benjamin Moore. It has just the right amount of warm undertones, to create that creamy look without it looking too white or too creamy.
Click here for the full list of color ideas and photos.
If you're hesitate about picking the perfect color, ask an expert. Some interior designers or painting companies offer color consultations. Even if you're thinking about painting yourself, sometimes its helps to pick the brain of professionals who understand your vision.
If you're like me you've probably already been thinking about the holidays and how you're going your home guest ready. You might even be asking yourself, how can I spruce up the house without going into a lengthy remodel?
One way to give your home a quick face lift is to refinish your bathroom cabinets. A simple change in color can transform the same old bathroom into a completely different space. Add in a new wall color and you've got yourself a whole new bathroom.
Don't be afraid to have fun with color. Finishes like Espresso, Cherry, Gray, and White, can immediately give your bathroom that fresh look. If you're ready for a change a want to step out of the box check out Vanity Color Ideas by Houzz.com.
If you're on a budget and want to make you're home more inviting for the holidays. Refinishing your bathroom cabinets might be the way to go.
Making the decision to remodel your Kitchen is arguably one of the biggest investments you’ll make, next to purchasing your home. Before you decide whether to refinish your existing cabinets or buy new, here’s are a few things to consider.
What are you willing to spend? According to Better Homes and Garden the average cost of a kitchen remodel can be anywhere from $15,000 to $45,000 depending on price. Refinishing your cabinets can often times achieve the same custom look at a 1/3 of the price.
How fast are you looking to complete your project? Semi-Custom cabinets can take several weeks to order not including installation. Stock cabinets found at your big box retailers may be readily available, but may have limited style choices. Depending on size, refinishing your cabinets has the shortest lead time. Since we’re working with existing cabinetry, from start to finish an entire kitchen can usually be done within 2 weeks.
What look are you going for? Many of the custom looks that you see from high end cabinet makers can be achieved through cabinet refinishing. Today people are leaning towards trends that stand the test of time, like Soft Whites, Gray tones, and Antique finishes. For color ideas click Benjamin Moore- Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors.
Do you have a reliable contractor? Whomever you decide to contract with, be it a family friend or a contractor that came recommended. Do your homework. Verify that their License is current, check with the Better Business Bureau, ask to see samples of their work, and ask for references. Check sites like Yelp, and Angie’s list before making a commitment to any one contractor.
In the end choose what is going to be best for your lifestyle.