The right cabinet color can transform your kitchen, or bathroom's, look. And because replacingcabinetry can be expensive, a fresh paint color could be the best bet for your budget. But before you start in on this seemingly simple DIY, first consider the cost of possibly replacing them altogether, and how that coordinates with your short- and long-term objectives.
If function is a big problem in your kitchen, a fresh coat of paint will do nothing to fix that. In that case you might want consider saving the cost to do a full remodel later on. But if your cabinets are just old or outdated but otherwise in good shape, and you're just craving an updated aesthetic - consider painting them!
Painting your cabinets doesn't mean you have to do a bright or trendy color. (You can even change a white or bright cabinet to look more like traditional wood.) So what kind of cabinets are best for painting? How can you tell if your cabinets are in good enough condition to paint?
AK's professional painting partner, Summer Strother, owner of Faux by Design, answered this and more frequently asked questions on our website here: Painting Your Kitchen Cabinets