New, durable, stylish and affordable, the unfinished kitchen cabinets offer you all the previous advantages and even more. You can choose the design that you want, style, size and shape, but you will pay less if you just decided to go for unfinished cabinets. The unfinished kitchen cabinets are as same as any other kitchen cabinets with one difference which is the paint, the unfinished cabinets comes with no paint or in other words they come in the original color of the wood.
Before we talk about the privileges of buying the unfinished cabinets, let me first remind you of the two major steps that you should take first. I think you know what I mean, yes, you are right; I mean taking the measurements of your kitchen space and set the budget. These two steps are more important than anything else, so make sure to put them on top of the list.
That is all what you need to do for now and we will talk about the painting part later in this article, because now I will tell you why you should go for unfinished cabinets. The first thing the unfinished cabinets will offer you is saving money. Getting finished cabinets can cost you more money for something you can do easily at home, so why you pay extra money for something you can do by yourself?
If you want to double the benefits of saving more money, look for RTA (read to assemble) kitchen cabinets, they will save you more money than you can imagine. If you go for this one, you will have a lot of options to choose from, for example you can get a high quality kitchen cabinet made of mahogany wood with affordable price or you can save more and more and go for adequate cabinets made of oak with even lesser price. Just make sure that you can do the assembling and installing missions by yourself, before you go for this option.
That isn’t all; the unfinished kitchen cabinets give you the freedom to choose the type and the color of the finish or the glaze that you prefer to apply to your kitchen. The unfinished cabinets will also save you a lot of waiting time and that will be amazing if you are in a hurry and you need to receive your kitchen as soon as possible.
So, what is next? The next step will be starting the painting mission ladies and gentlemen and in this regard, let me you tell some important tips to pay attention to. The first thing you need to do is to determine the exact amount of stain that you will need to paint your entire kitchen cabinets. If you can’t determine the exact amount, you can ask the man in the painting store for an advice, just remember to take a photo of your kitchen cabinets with you and a paper of the measurements. If you want to apply the stain to the inside of the cabinets as well, make sure to tell the sales man to give you the right amount and type of the stain that you will need.
Go for a color that doesn’t only match with your kitchen design, but also matches with your entire home design as well to enjoy an ambience of harmony in your home. Achieving a touch of color contrast in your kitchen sounds like a nice idea, so why don’t you paint the kitchen cabinets with darker or lighter color shade than the walls? This color contrast will enhance the beauty of the cabinets’ color and the walls as well. Always remember that the color of the kitchen door, backyard door and kitchen windows should be matching with the color of the cabinets and also the color of the walls.
It’s so recommended to do some searching online, before you start painting your kitchen, look for some professional tips, read other reviews of this experience, advices, articles or any other thing that can help you to achieve this mission successfully. Write a list of all the things that you will need starting from the gloves to the paints and brushes that you will use, then go for shopping and buy all these equipments and tools.
Choose a safe place away from children to do your painting mission in; it’s also preferred to choose a place away from any dust and insects. Speaking of dust, before you start painting your kitchen cabinets, make sure to wipe them with a piece of rug to remove all the dust before you start and don’t forget to remove the hardware accessories like the knobs as well.
Before you apply the stain to the entire kitchen cabinets, try it on a small sample first, wondering why? We know that every wood type comes in different color and solidness degree, for example, a wood type like mahogany is a very durable type that comes in dark original color. On the other hand you will also find some other types like oak come in light original color shade.
These differences affect the way in which the wood absorbs the stain and it also make some difference in the color. Asking an expert like the paint store is so essential here to get the exact finish color that you want. Pay attention that not all painting or stain types are the same, there are some types that require more than one coat to achieve the needed result, so it’s would be better to ask about this point as well.
It’s an easy mission, all what you need is getting some answers and reading some tips like the ones we talked about above and you will be more than ready to do this job. Trust me, saving money and getting high quality kitchen cabinets is a good deal that you don’t want to miss.